If you are a Vodafone customer in the UK, and were looking forward to a brand new shiny phone, lets say the HTC EVO 3D, then unfortunately we have some rather disappointing news to tell you. Vodafone UK today confirmed that they have put their HTC EVO 3D release plans in the trash due to delays with the launch of the smartphone.
Customers who have registered and subscribed to updates regarding the HTC EVO 3D are to be notified about the decision shortly, say Vodafone UK. They then go on to plug advertisements for more up and coming exciting handsets that they are set to offer the public in the near future; such as the HTC Sensation and the Samsung Galaxy S2.
The following announcement comes straight from Vodafone: -
“We’ve decided that due to delays to the launch of the device, we no longer plan to include the EVO 3D in our smartphone range. We will be contacting customers who have registered for updates about the device to make them aware of this decision shortly.”
“We realise this will come as a disappointment to some people but we already offer some fantastic phones, like the HTC Sensation and Galaxy S2, with some really exciting handsets in the pipeline.”
We are not exactly sure of the reason why Vodafone UK have decided to scrub the HTC EVO 3D, but sources tell us that it could be down to the delays, which would render the phone not suitable to compete with other rival handsets that they are planning to offer in the coming months.
Back in March, we predicted that the HTC EVO 3D would see a release in Europe after being released by Sprint in the US, and although it was not tied to any specific carrier, we had our money firmly placed with Vodafone UK to take it. As you can see, we were right but now all that seems to have gone down the pan with unexpected delays.
Although it might not seem relevant now, you can still look at some of the specs for this handset which include a full glasses-free 3D display, and the ability to shoot photos and videos in 3-dimensions too.
Whilst looking at Vodafone UK’s ‘coming soon‘ page, we found nothing extraordinary to note bar the BlackBerry Bold 9900. They offer no other glasses-free 3D handsets, maybe Vodafone just don’t take to the glasses-free 3D devices at all.
Were you one of the many customers expecting to get a HTC EVO 3D? If so, what will you be replacing it with?