If you were hoping to get your hands on the current 3D smartphone being offered by HTC in the UK this month, then I’m afraid you are going to have to wait a little longer as the HTC EVO 3D appears to have suffered another delay, pushing the release date back to September. Another hotly anticipated handset is the Motorola Droid Bionic, which has also recently been delayed once more as we previously reported and its new release date could see it coincide with the EVO 3D.
As Rethink Wireless explains the EVO 3D has been available in the US for quite some time now and was due to release in the UK this July with Vodafone, but as the expected date drew closer the device found itself removed from the list on the carrier’s website where it was previously labeled as ‘coming soon.’ This suggested that yet another delay was the reason though it was not clear what the reason for the delay was.
Reports had also suggested that Vodafone were to drop the HTC smartphone completely, however those reports have since been rubbished and the carrier is expected to launch the device in a total of six European countries. The fact that the date has been pushed back so far, over a month, could mean that something significant has occurred but we will have to wait and see.
The new September launch date could prove to be somewhat of a problem for HTC as the Droid Bionic has also recently been rescheduled for a September release date despite several delays already. Though the Motorola handset is not a 3D device it is still packing some impressive specs. It is an Android smartphone that packs an enormous 4.5” display, full 1080p HD capabilities, an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash, a front facing camera and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor.
The EVO 3D has some tough competition here despite its 3D capability advantage and some impressive specs of its own which includes dual 5 megapixel cameras, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3, front facing camera and a 1GB RAM. Also joining the competition is yet another popular smartphone, the iPhone 5. If its predecessors are anything to go by, this could prove to be the biggest threat to the sales of the HTC.
If these phones release around the same time which will you choose?