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HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO View 4G to launch June 24

Sprint today officially announced the next devices in its popular HTC EVO lineup: the EVO 3D smartphone and the EVO View 4G tablet.

We got an early look at both devices from HTC back in March, and not much has changed since then. The EVO 3D is still being touted as America's first "glasses-free" 3D smartphone, while the View 4G is being labeled "the first 4G tablet" on the market. 

Both devices are set to launch June 24 exclusively from Sprint. The EVO 3D will run $199.99 with a qualifying two-year contract, and the View 4G will run $399.99. They can be pre-ordered at any Sprint store with the purchase of a $50 gift card.

Here's a quick spec recap:

Powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon dual-core processor and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with HTC's Sense UI. In addition to the 720p 3D HD video camera, it includes a 1.3-inch megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, WiMAX capability, DLNA support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, stereo Bluetooth, and a 1730 mAh Lithium-ion battery.

Dimensions: 5.0" x 2.6" x .48" (LxWxT) 
Weight: 6 ounces
Main display: 4.3-inch 3D QHD capacitive display (960 x 540)
Memory: 4GB Internal memory/1GB RAM; Expandable memory: 8GB microSD card included; supports up to 32GB.

Boasts a 7-inch, 1024 x 600 touchscreen, a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 5-megapixel main camera with HD-video capability, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing one for video chat, and the latest version of HTC's Sense UI on top of Android Gingerbread (which will be updated to Honeycomb in the near future). It also includes 32GB internal memory, 1GB RAM, a microSD slot, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, and a 4000 mAh Lithium-ion battery.

For a limited time, customers will receive the HTC Scribe pen (a $79.99 value) for free with purchase of the View tablet.

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A smartphone a day ...
By 2ManyOptions on 6/6/2011 10:25:02 AM , Rating: 1
There have been so many smartphone launches recently, there is not really significant difference between the ones being released. Apart from 3D, is this significantly different from Thunderbolt?
While I am all for technical progress and new products, it's just obsoleting good products at a very fast rate.

RE: A smartphone a day ...
By zorxd on 6/6/2011 10:28:33 AM , Rating: 3
This is much better than a thunderbolt. More RAM, way better CPU, better GPU, higher display resolution...

RE: A smartphone a day ...
By SkullOne on 6/6/2011 10:36:33 AM , Rating: 2
I have a TBolt (which I love) but EVO 3D smokes it hardware wise. TBolt single core 1GHz snapdragon. EVO 3D is a dual-core snapdragon 1.2GHz. 1GB RAM in EVO 3D versus 768MB in TBolt. Not to mention the qHD screen and coming with Android 2.3.x.

I'd say it's a worthy upgrade to those with the original EVO.

RE: A smartphone a day ...
By Souka on 6/6/2011 11:03:55 AM , Rating: 2
And the Evo SMOKES the Thunderbolt when it comes to battery life

RE: A smartphone a day ...
By smackababy on 6/6/2011 11:07:09 AM , Rating: 2
Which is sad considering the poor battery life of the EVO. I take it the Thunderbolt lasts 15 minutes under use then?

RE: A smartphone a day ...
By SkullOne on 6/6/2011 11:12:51 AM , Rating: 2
Funny...I get 16-18 hours on mine after getting rid of Sense and using better kernels.

RE: A smartphone a day ...
By Assimilator87 on 6/6/2011 12:35:30 PM , Rating: 2
Man, I'm torn for my next upgrade. The EVO 3D has all the hardware I'm looking for except it doesn't have an OLED screen. Are there any new OLED phones lined up for Sprint?

RE: A smartphone a day ...
By Omega215D on 6/6/2011 1:55:39 PM , Rating: 2
My Thunderbolt is stock and I still get 16+ hours with moderate usage, 2 days if the phone has seen really light usage and 9 - 12 under heavy usage. Non-stop usage (screen is always on) then the battery life drops down to 6 - 8 hours. The only thing I changed were the notifications and that I would prefer to check my mail manually and FB notifications are just useless and stupid.

This isn't bad considering my original Droid has given me similar battery life yet it's not LTE and has a smaller screen.

RE: A smartphone a day ...
By Gio6518 on 6/6/2011 4:59:32 PM , Rating: 2
the current EVO 4g is the same as the Thunderbolt, except the EVO has 512 mb ram compared to Thunderbolts 768...
The EVO 3D is a whole new animal, dual core 1.2ghz processor, QHD screen and many more state of the art technology, it's more than likely the reason for iPhone 5's real delay, so they can compete and not lose, like they did to the original Evo vs. iPhone 4

By Acanthus on 6/6/2011 2:38:46 PM , Rating: 2
Where are you?!

I'm far more excited for the sensation over the Evo-3-D

RE: Sensation!!!!!
By Gio6518 on 6/6/2011 5:03:38 PM , Rating: 2
I'm far more excited for the sensation over the Evo-3-D

Sensation specs at least what I've read on it is, that it's a stipped down EVO 3D alot of similar parts without all the bonus hardware...

RE: Sensation!!!!!
By RaistlinZ on 6/6/2011 5:07:53 PM , Rating: 2
What does the Sensation offer over the EVO 3D? I thought they were the same hardware wise, except for the 3D aspect. I would imagine the Sensation should be a bit cheaper, which could make it attractive if you just want high performance and don't want to pay a premium for 3D capability.

RE: Sensation!!!!!
By Gio6518 on 6/6/2011 5:33:23 PM , Rating: 2
They both cost $199 at launch with 2 year contract (U.S. T-Mobile).

Sensation has 1520mAh battery
Evo 3D has 1730 mAh battery

Sensation 768MB RAM

Obviously the 3D

I don't see anything on a 4G antenna on the Sensation but can't see why it wouldn't.

RE: Sensation!!!!!
By RaistlinZ on 6/6/2011 7:03:51 PM , Rating: 2
If that is true and they're they same price, why would anyone choose the Sensation?

RE: Sensation!!!!!
By chick0n on 6/6/2011 10:34:56 PM , Rating: 2
cuz you don't have to use Sprint.

Problem is ----------- it seems that Sensation is suffering from the same "You are holding it wrong/Death Grip" as iPhone4 except that Sensation is worst.

It's just early buyers reporting this problem. hope its just some early model issues.

Very excited about this
By theArchMichael on 6/6/2011 10:16:51 AM , Rating: 4
... and the bootloader won't be locked as per HTC promise to the community.

HTC EVO Gingerbread (Android 2.3)
By AmbroseAthan on 6/6/2011 10:21:59 AM , Rating: 2
Sprint/HTC is also starting the push out of 2.3.3 to regular EVO's today. I did mine via a manual update on Saturday, and anyone else should also be able to check for it right now.

By djc208 on 6/7/2011 12:35:24 PM , Rating: 2
Yaaa! Thanks for the info, I'm downloading now!

Launch Dates
By VahnTitrio on 6/6/2011 10:18:07 AM , Rating: 2
It really would be nice if when these products were announced they already had a release date honed in pretty well. I understand the dangers of naming a date but it would be nice if they just came out and said "expect it in June" rather than expect it in this quarter or other 3 month window.

Just switched yesterday...
By 67STANG on 6/6/2011 10:49:30 AM , Rating: 2
I just got the Evo 4G yesterday after having and iPhone 3G for 2+ years. I always wait a bit for the prices on smart phones to come down before buying....

The recent price drop at Sprint to $149 for the Evo, along with the $125 credit they gave me for switching to them and the $75 they paid me to turn in my iPhone made this phone more than free and is a welcome improvement over my old iPhone (and from what I've read-- even the iPhone 4). I'm quite happy with the plans Sprint has as well. They are the only of the big three to even offer unlimited data anymore.

No! Not more cameras!
By djc208 on 6/7/2011 12:33:54 PM , Rating: 2
Guess I won't be upgrading to this any time soon. It was bad enough having to disable the two cameras in my original EVO so I could take it to work. Now there's three of them! And the 3D thing doesn't really work for me anyway. Hope Sprint has plans for something similar without the 3D, I like my EVO.

By mavricxx on 6/8/2011 1:42:27 AM , Rating: 2
I personally don't care about the 3D and the QHD display. I'd rather have SUPER MOLED, that display rocks! I'm also tired of the cheap front facing cams, they should start adding High Def front facing cams by now that can do 3 or even 5MP portrait shots. Another thing that's been bugging me about Android since I've been using it is that most apps and EVEN the browser doesn't have a close/exit option/button. It is so annoying hitting the back button from all the web pages I just went thru just to close it. On a different note, I really wish Sprint was GSM and had UMA. Since Sprint is not, T-Mobile- please bring the EVO to T-Mobile!

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