Sprint hopes it has found the elusive iPhone killer, which we hear so much about, with exclusive rights to the long-awaited HTC EVO 3D smartphone, released on June 24. The phone, starting at $199.99, includes glasses-free 3-D imagery, similar to what is seen on the Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming system. The HTC EVO 3D has become the world’s first smartphone that can display 3-D imagery.
The phone uses the Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, with a few key features added to the mix that are interesting to see on a smartphone. It includes a dual-core processor (1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon) which will come in handy for gaming, a 5-megapixel camera that can capture 3-D images and video, as well as a high-quality 4.3-inch qHD 3D display.
Fared Adib, Sprint’s vice president of product development, stated in a press release that the device “brings to life a visual experience that comes alive in front of the viewers’ eyes and offers crisp, clear pictures on the large display that showcases yet another new innovation from Sprint…”
Sprint also announced the release of the HTC EVO View 4G, which starts at a hefty price of $399.99.
According to Adib, the HTC EVO View 4G “combines a wonderful tablet experience with the ability to use the optional HTC Scribe digital pen to take notes on web pages, e-books, PDF documents and more, in an easy and natural way.”
The phone will feature 4G wireless Internet connection. This is nice, but from my experience, 4G is not yet fully established. Even where I’m at in New York City, its not uncommon to run into dead spots. But it is nice to have, given the technology is still spreading.
Both devices were announced back in March, with Sprint stating its belief that “As 3D has become more sought-after in both movie theaters and family rooms, the ability to enjoy 3D on a wireless phone – 3D glasses-free – will change the way customers interact with their devices.”