As suspected, Sprint announced the HTC EVO 3D, a glasses-free QHD 3D Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone. Sprint claims that it is America's first "glasses free" device with a QHDS display. We know that it's getting confusing because yesterday AT&T announced that it would offer the LG Thrill 4G, which is the first US smartphone with a 4.3-inch stereoscopic 3D touchsreen. The Sprint website refers to it as not just the next generation of EVO but as the next dimension in mobile phones. AT&T claims that the LG Thrill 4G will take customers into a "new dimension."
The HTC EVO 3D has a 1.2GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor and dual
5-megapixel cameras, which can be used to capture both conventional and 3D images and videos. Features include 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, 3G/4G mobile hotspots, Google Voice for Sprint,
4GB Internal memory/1GB RAM, microSD slot (supports up to 32GB memory card), Wi-Fi, Stereo Bluetooth, GPS, DLNA, HDMI port and 1730mAh Lithium-ion battery.
HTC EVO 3D will be the first 3D handset preloaded with the Blockbuster On Demand for viewing videos. Rentals range from $1.99 to $3.99 each, and purchases are $5.99 and up.
Rentals will be available for viewing on one screen within 30 days of
rental, with a 24-hour viewing period once the title is first played.
The news release gives examples of the HTC EVO 3D's ability to capture and playback video in 3D, such as 3D virtual tours of
homes for sale, a video of Little League games for dads stuck at the office, 3D mapping of terrain for hikers, and the reliving of vacations.
With integrated 3D HD (720p) video capture, 4G speeds, and the latest
version of the HTC Sense experience, HTC EVO 3D integrates social media and lets users seamlessly
post video to YouTube or Facebook, or to share moments in
real time over the Internet live, via Qik.
Its integrated DLNA (Digital
Living Network Alliance) capability makes it fast and easy to share
stored music, pictures and user-generated HD video wirelessly with other
DLNA-certified home electronics, including HDTVs, monitors, digital
cameras, printers and more. Using an HDMI cable (sold separately) makes
it possible to also share user-created 3D-video content via a 3D TV.
Because the HTC EVO 3D has a much faster processor than the HTC EVO 4G, it may warrant an upgrade, depending on your data usage.
There have been many HTC smartphones in the news lately. The HTC ThunderBolt and HTC Inspire have been released and reviewed. Coming in the future are the Android HTC Pyramid and HTC Shooter. The HTC HD7S Windows Phone was announced yesterday.
Many of these phones appear in the Top Ten Best Android an' Droid Phones Now an' Later.