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By 27 June 2011 | Categories: news

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HTC today announced the availability of the HTC EVO 3D (promo video posted below), which like the LG Optimus 3D and Nintendo 3DS, delivers a glasses-free 3D experience.

3D without the glasses

HTC’s EVO 3D (126 x 65 x 12.1 mm, 170 g) is powered by a snappy 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. This processor supports 3D and delivers a fast and responsive browsing experience, instant capture of images, and smooth, HD-ready (720p) video playback.

The smartphone’s stereoscopic 4.3" (540 x 960) qHD display means users will be able to view 3D effects on a large, high-resolution display, free from the burden of 3D glasses. Users can also capture 3D images as well as videos via the HTC Evo 3D’s dual five megapixel cameras.

HTC Sense

The device operates on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) along with the latest HTC Sense user interface experience. The latter will enable the user to navigate through 3D menus and customise the active lock-screen. Whether its email, social networking or surfing the net, the active lock-screen becomes a customisable gateway, allowing users to instantly access their favourite applications with just one gesture. HTC’s iconic Weather app also makes its return and now boasts new full-screen 3D animations.

 
Capture the moment

Besides being able to record 3D video and capture 3D photos, HTC EVO 3D users will be able to add a new creative perspective to their images via the Tiltshift Effect. This feature enables them to selectively blur parts of the scene to give subjects the impression of scale models. The dual 5 MP cameras also perform well in low light due to a wide, f/2.2 maximum aperture and videos are recorded in clear 720p resolution, at up to 30 frames per second.

Availability

The HTC EVO 3D will be broadly available in South Africa towards the end of Q3 2011, with pricing details to be announced at a later date.
 

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