HTC EVO 3D: UK Have To Wait Until September, Explanation?

As the world of technology evolves, so do the amount of devices including 3D, examples of this include gaming consoles, TV’s and mobile phones, the HTC EVO 3D smartphone is no exception. Having been compared to that of the LG Optimus 3D the EVO has already been released in America but unfortunately news for the UK is looking less hopeful.

In fact at the end of June, our very own Tim reported that the HTC would be available at UK retailer Vodafone July time, the news is somewhat different today. Its been reported that a delay is now expected, with its release sometime during the month of September. The handset with its fantastic features will arrive as Slashgear reported, with Carphone Warehouse as oppose to Vodafone which was initially expected.

Although Vodafone’s response to the sudden change in retailers was a little vague, its been suggested that the company felt that due to delays in the launch of the device and rival competitors coming to market, the HTC EVO 3D would struggle to fight its corner. In a statement from HTC they said, “We can confirm that the HTC EVO 3D will be available to UK customers through Carphone Warehouse from September 2011.”

Specs wise, you can expect to get a 4.3-inch qHD display, 1GB of RAM, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, double 5MP 3D cameras with 3D playback with the benefit of photo and video taking. Additional to this if you so choose, is a docking station which will power up the EVO as well as allowing for multimedia playback.

In an interesting article from Lance Ulanoff over at, he asked the question of whether sales for devices with the 3D inclusion will actually flop, we know from today’s news that yet again Nintendo have slashed the price of their new 3DS, sales of this have been poor with many consumers initially complaining of health-related problems. There has also been a drop in sales of 3DTV’s and people visiting the cinema are tending to watch 2D instead of 3D films.

Turning our attention back to the HTC EVO 3D handset, the one benefit that it has against other devices is that the user does not have to wear special glasses. 3D devices have been criticised that at times, users have to hold the device at a certain angle to get an effective image and that the screen can appear a little dimmer.

The HTC EVO 3D benefits from a lenticular display but still requires the user to hold the handset in a particular way for good quality 3D images to be enjoyed. This is different with say the Nintendo 3DS which again uses a lenticular display but is adjustable on the screen and can be turned off.

Let us know if you are holding out for the HTC EVO 3D in the UK? Or perhaps you’ve got fed up with waiting and opted for the LG Optimus 3D instead?