It’s been a little while since we’ve had some hands-on time with the Sprint HTC Evo 3D, so the Uplinq 2011 conference seemed like a good time to get some more time with this hot, glasses-free 3D smartphone.
The Sprint HTC Evo 3D gets its name because it has a glasses-free 3D display and a pair of 5-megapixel cameras which can record 3D videos in 720p HD. Because it has that dual-core 1.2-GHz Snapdragon processor, it can also record 2D in 1080p HD. As with the Thrill 4G, the glasses-free 3D actually works – images, videos and apps that are optimized for this type of display do pop out from the screen.
Even if you get beyond the somewhat gimmicky display, this is still a darn fine phone. For those who have played with an Evo 4G or a Shift, you’ll instantly recognize the look and feel of this device. The latest HTC smartphone is light but it has enough heft to feel like a premium device in your hand.
Like the Flyer tablet, the Sprint HTC Evo 3D sports the latest version of the Sense UI on top of Android Gingerbread. This means you’ll have some cool transition effects, a highly-usable lock screen and access to HTC’s latest services like the Watch app for TV shows and movies.
There’s still no exact release date for the Sprint HTC Evo 3D but leaked preorder forms suggest that it will only be a matter of weeks before you can get this thing in your hands.
I want to apologize for the quality of the audio and the shakiness of the video, as I had to do this in a loud restaurant. I do what I must to get you friends the latest. Let us know what you think in the comments. Any of you planning to buy this Android handset?