HTC Evo 3D Dazzling, Dizzying With 3D Photos, Videos, Games
Sprint will begin selling the HTC Evo 3D 4G June 24 for $199.99 on contract. It's a great, yet dizzying device for 3D lovers, and a solid Android smartphone for anyone else.HTC's Evo 3D 4G is a mouthful to say and can prove tough on the eyes if you don't use the Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" smartphone's 3D capabilities in moderation. The handset, which goes on sale from Sprint (NYSE:S) June 24 for $199.99 and a two-year deal, is the first smartphone in the United States that can shoot and display 3D still pictures and videos. More on this standout feature later.
The Evo 3D has average physical specs: 5 inches long, 2.6 inches wide and nearly half-an-inch thick. The phone is no lightweight: It weighs 6 ounces, thanks in part to the chunky 1730 mAh battery required to fuel 4G data for a decent chunk of time. Don't hold that against HTC. A weight of six or more ounces has been the low end for 4G phones in 2011. You can read the other feature specs here.
Once I synced my Google account with the Evo 3D, and the handset ported my wallpaper, apps, contacts and calendar appointments, I didn't pick up my native Android phone for about a week. I didn't need to. HTC does better than any other phone maker at appropriating Google's vision for cloud-based data on a smartphone.