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HTC EVO 3D available in Europe starting July

Now this is one HTC phone that I am quite interested in. Even more so than the LG’s Optimus 3D and it’s due to some key hardware spec differences. (higher resolution LCD, camera button) Not sure if this is coming to Australia but at least a GSM version is released in Europe for those who don’t mind buying it outright from overseas.

EVO 3D Specs Summary:
– Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS with HTC Sense UI
– 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Adreno 220 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8660 chipset
– 4.3″ qHD resolution (540 x 960) 3D-capable LCD
– Dedicated 2-stage camera shutter button! (quite rare these days)
– Dual 5MP camera with fast f:2.2 lense capable of 720p 3D video recording and 1080p 2D video recording
– Large 1730mAh battery

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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

HTC LAUNCHES 3D MULTIMEDIA SUPERPHONE, THE HTC EVO 3D™

Record your life in vibrant 3D stills and HD video

LONDON – June 27, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announces the arrival of the HTC EVO 3D in Europe. Delivering the ultimate glasses-free 3D experience, the stylishly rugged HTC EVO 3D, with the latest HTC Sense™ experience, makes it easy to capture and share stunning 3D home movies and stills with friends and family. HTC Watch is also available to owners of this multimedia powerhouse, allowing users to enjoy Hollywood blockbusters alongside their own 3D movies.

“Smartphones have revolutionised how people communicate and entertain themselves on the
move. You can now carry your favourite films, music, photos and games in your pocket wherever you go,” said Florian Seiche, President of HTC EMEA. “The HTC EVO 3D allows people to explore this new technology trend beyond the living room, enabling them to capture and share their lives with family and friends in amazing 3D.”

3D without the glasses
The stunning stereoscopic display means that 3D effects can be enjoyed naturally as images and video burst from the screen, free of the burden of 3D glasses. Relive precious moments as if you were there and watch videos captured by HTC Evo 3D’s dual 5-megapixel cameras shimmer and dance with depth.

Entertainment on the go
Entertainment takes on a whole new dimension, with 3D films, videos, pictures and games leaping from the 4.3 inch qHD screen. This immersive 3D effect, coupled with stereo surround sound, creates a new world to explore and share. HTC EVO 3D is driven by a powerful, 1.2-gigahertz dual-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor, which not only supports brilliant 3D but also delivers a fast and responsive browsing experience, instant capture of images – perfect for recording fast-paced action – and playing back smooth, HD (720p) video.

HTC Sense
Complementing the HTC EVO 3D’s design is the latest HTC Sense experience. Plunge into 3D menus and customise the active lockscreen, which becomes a real-time window to your most important content – from photos to your latest social network feeds. Whether it’s email, social networking or surfing the internet, the active lockscreen becomes a customizable gateway that lets you instantly jump to your favourite applications with just one gesture. HTC’s iconic Weather app also returns, letting you soar through the clouds and bask in the sun, with beautiful, new full-screen 3D animations.

Capture the moment
HTC EVO 3D’s two 5-megapixel cameras are enhanced with new features to help you capture the perfect moment as you see it. Switch effortlessly between 2D and 3D depending on your mood, and add a new creative perspective to your images with Tiltshift Effect – selectively blurring parts of the scene to give subjects the impression of scale models. The camera also performs well in low light thanks to a wide, f/2.2 maximum aperture and videos are recorded in crystal clear 720p resolution, at up to 30 frames per second, making the HTC EVO 3D perfect for recording evenings out with friends.

Premium design, striking performance
Tapping into HTC’s trademark design language, the HTC EVO 3D’s premium look and feel is enhanced by its slender dimensions and striking dual camera housing. The rear of HTC EVO 3D is sculpted with smooth lines that make the handset look rugged, yet feel natural in the palm of your hand.

Availability
The HTC EVO 3D will be broadly available in Europe from July.

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HTC Sensation now officially announced

HTC announced the HTC Sensation (which we’ve been calling Pyramid) and looks to be a winner.

Some of its highlights are:

– Google Android Gingerbread OS with Sense UI
– Large 4.3″ qHD resolution S-LCD (960×540 pixels)
– Dual core Qualcomm 1.2GHz  CPU
– Fast Adreno 220 GPU
– 768MB RAM
– 1GB On-board storage + MicroSD Slot
– MicroUSB connection with MHL for HDMI output
– 8MP camera with dual LED flash and 1080p video at 30fps with stereo audio
– Upgraded Sense UI with active lockscreen and many vidual improvements.
–  WMV and AVI support. Even xvid codec out of the box.

It is basically a flagship HTC device for the masses and it looks great.
No need to write more really. Just watch the short video and fall in love.

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For more info, go to the official HTC Sensation webpage HERE

HTC Mozart Windows Phone 7 phone soon?

This news is seriously part of the rumour mill category but it’s quite interesting nonetheless. A community forum user vertex214 has taken a photo of a seemingly internal-only Telstra (Australia’s largest telco) document that shows a mysterious device from HTC named Mozart. What is more interesting is that it will be a Microsoft Windows Phone 7 OS phone. You can clearly see that the LCD shows a Windows Phone 7 GUI which is easy to distinguish.

Also, some of the other details are as interesting. Volume critical is the objective and the timing is October. Obviously this year. Lastly but not least, it is being sold on a $49 cap which actually translated this phone into a mid-range smartphone and not a high end. (Usually in Australia, higher end phones generally are available for $69/m or higher plans initially)

I’m sure we will get to hear more about this mesterious HTC phone soon if it is indeed going to be released in around 4 months time!

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