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Mar
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After the Sprint press conference officially ended, they quite literally pulled back the curtains to reveal a large viewing area, with a team of Sprint and HTC employees available to demo the HTC EVO 3D and View 4G. While we weren't allowed to get our mitts on the EVO 3D, we were allowed to play with the View 4G a bit. In both cases, the employees on the floor provided a quick hands-on of the devices. We managed to snag some HD video of the demonstrations for both devices, as well as a few photos.

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As a reminder, the EVO 3D specs:

  • 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB ROM
  • 8GB microSD card in box (supports up to 32GB)
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Sense UI
  • Glasses-free 3D display
  • WiMAX (4G)
  • Dual 5MP cameras for 3D recording

The EVO 3D uses a new port called micro high-definition link (MHL), which combines microUSB and microHDMI into one port. On the upside, this makes manufacturing cheaper and easier, and you'll be able to charge whether you're plugged into an HDMI port or a USB port. On the downside, only microUSB is compatible with the new spec, so your old mHDMI cables won't fit. Buzzkill.

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In my opinion, the EVO 3D offered a far superior 3D experience than its competition (namely, the LG Optimus 3D), but Artem wasn't quite so sold on that. We did both agree that the effect was cool under the right conditions. The companies (HTC and Sprint) have assured us that what we saw was early-build software, and they've allotted themselves plenty of time to improve the experience.

As for the kickstand, one of the reps told us that there is a prototype back (cover) for the phone that does have a kickstand. He's found it to be slightly better than the one found on the EVO 4G. If this back doesn't make it on to the production model, he said it may be sold as an accessory.

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • Tommy

    4GB of Rom, not 8

    • http://www.androidbattery.net Android Battery

      he said it comes with an 8gb card didn't he?

      • rick rodriguez

        What's is the battery life on this evo like .... hope it ain't as horrible as the evo 4g

        • Kane

          We don't know yet, not until review units go out, but Dan Hesse did say it'll be better due to both Gingerbread and the extra 230mAh in the beefier battery.

      • squiddy

        You are confusing ROM with external storage. External storage is the 8 GB sd card. ROM, from my understanding, is the internal storage that apps and the android system are installed on. And RAM memory is used for applications that are actively running, much like any other computer.

        • Kane

          That is correct, and the post has correct information.

  • StuntDr1ver

    Article says: 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, and 8GB SD. It's 4GB ROM. (per this video and many other videos and pages)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Whoops, looks like Aaron fixed that right up already. Thanks!

  • liams

    So... what I'm getting from this is that there IS hope for the production models to have a more attractive back? I just wish there weren't so many hardware buttons. Or at least the switch and shutter should have been in line with the form, meaning you can't really see them but you can press/switch them. Do that, recess the cameras, and slap a kickstand on it and I'll be head over heels!

  • NKS31

    the kickstands are supposed to be on the cases now...makes room for a bigger battery

    • Kane

      There is a replacement cover too, we'll see what that looks like,

  • http://www.connexxion9.com blast0id-_-b

    so does that mean mini/micro hdmi port can double as data port also?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      It does double as a data port.

  • JJ

    All i have to say is AWESOME! I just heard that the thunderbolt now has a 1click root option, will it be the same for the evo3d or will it be easier? I hope unrevoked will work on it.

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