Sprint put the HTC Evo 3D on sale to its A-list customers earlier this week, but starting today, anyone can order this cutting-edge smartphone. This is one of the very first 3D-enabled phones on the market, plus it sports a large screen and a dual-core processor.
This model’s 3D support extends beyond its auto-stereoscopic 4.3-inch Touchscreen qHD (960 x 540) touchscreen, as it will also include dual 5-megapixel cameras for 3D photos and videos, and an HDMI video-out port for showing them on a 3D TV. Those who don’t appreciate the 3D display have the option to switch to 2D.
The EVO 3D runs Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) on a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM — specs well ahead of most of its competitors. It also offers 4 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot expandable up to 32 GB.
This smartphone supports Sprint’s 4G WiMAX service as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, a GPS receiver, and a 1730 mAh Lithium-ion battery. There is even a front-facing, 1.3 megapixel camera for video chat.
Price and Availability
This HTC EVO 3D costs $200 with a two-year service contract. Buying it requires signing up for one of Sprint’s Everything plans.
This product is being sold now in Sprint’s retail stores, as well as its website and telesales. It is going to take the place of the HTC EVO 4G.
This device makes Sprint the first U.S. carrier to introduce a 3D smartphone. AT&T is almost certainly going to be the second, since as of this spring, it announced plans to offer the LG Thrill 4G at some point — exactly when that’s going to be is not known.