HTC Evo 3D Available in Singapore from August 2011
SINGAPORE – 10 August, 2011 – HTC Corporation today unveiled the HTC EVO 3D, taking the mobile multimedia experience to a new level, providing the ability to capture and not only view in 3D through a brilliant high-defintion display, but also share at fast speeds, offering consumers the ultimate glasses-free 3D experience.
Built with the Gingerbread (2.3) version of Android™, HTC EVO 3D features HTC’s first qHD 3D 4.3-inch display and a powerful 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor. HTC EVO 3D also features dual 5 megapixel cameras, which can be used to capture both high-quality conventional and stunning 3D images and videos, opening up new frontiers for user-generated content, social networking and streaming video.
As 3D has become more sought-after in both movie theaters and family rooms, the ability to enjoy 3D on a wireless phone – 3D glasses-free – will change the way customers interact with their devices. According to The NPD Group's 3D 360° Monitor (September 2010), consumers show a high degree of interest in working with personal media in 3D (with one-third saying they would like to take photos in 3D). For details, visit http://www.3dmarkettrends.com.
The countless ways customers benefit from HTC EVO 3D’s dynamic ability to capture and playback video in 3D include:
- Real estate agents can create and share 3D virtual tours of homes that let out-of-town buyers “walk through” the house and truly experience the listings before they can see them live;
- 3D mapping of terrain will help build new and exciting features for navigation, and hikers will be able to get aerial views of the topography of rivers and mountains while in the backcountry; and
- Families can “relive” the excitement of their vacation and feel like they are there again.
“At HTC, we believe in offering a wide portfolio of beautifully designed, powerful and highly customizable devices for our customers, and the HTC EVO 3D does just that,” said Lennard Hoornik, President of HTC South Asia Pacific. “As HTC continues to push the limits of innovation, we are looking forward to delivering the HTC EVO 3D to our customers this year.”
According to ABI Research (Dec. 20, 2010) mobile 3D devices will be driven by three key applications: creation of user-generated 3D content by integrated video and still cameras, playback of 3D content and 3D gaming. It also anticipates that mobile devices may turn out to be the most successful form factor towards bringing 3D technology into mainstream markets.
With integrated 3D HD (720p) video capture and the latest version of the acclaimed HTC Sense experience, HTC EVO 3D makes it possible to become part of the action and then easily and seamlessly post high-quality video to YouTube™ or Facebook, or share moments in real time over the Internet live. Its integrated DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) capability makes it fast and easy to share stored music, pictures and user-generated HD video wirelessly with other DLNA-certified® home electronics, including HDTVs, monitors, digital cameras, printers and more. Using an HDMI cable (sold separately) makes it possible to also share user-created 3D video content via a 3D TV.
Additional key features of HTC EVO 3D include:
- 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat
- 3G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
- Android Market™ for access to more than 150,000 useful applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience
- Google mobile services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™, Google Calendar, Voice Actions, and YouTube™
- Corporate e-mail (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®), personal (POP and IMAP) e-mail and instant messaging
- 1GB Usable memory/1GB RAM
- microSD slot (supports up to 32GB memory card)
- Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g/n
- Stereo Bluetooth®
- Integrated GPS
- 1730 mAh Lithium-ion battery
Blockbuster On Demand Provides Access to the Latest Movies
HTC EVO 3D will be the first 3D handset pre-loaded with HTC Watch that has access to one of the largest catalogs of movies, including 3D titles. This movie store in your pocket offers video optimized for viewing on HTC EVO 3D’s 4.3-inch screen.
HTC Watch offers the hottest new releases on the same day that they become digitally available to the region. Customers can buy or rent digitally and download directly to their smartphone, along with select 3D movies.
Rentals will be available for viewing on one screen within at least 30 days of rental, with a 24-hour or 48-hour viewing period once the title is first played.
Pre-packed With a Suite of Multimedia Entertainment Features
Packing the HTC EVO 3D with a whole library of multimedia entertainment that will keep you at the edge of your seat for hours with not only a recently released action-packed blockbuster, The Green Hornet™ (limited stocks available) but also the latest instalments of chartbuster games, Need for Speed™ SHIFT, The Sims™3 and Spider-Man: Total Mayhem HD.
HTC has also teamed up with Chalkboard, the largest location-based network of its kind in Southeast Asia to offer HTC EVO 3D users instant access to a catalogue of local offers wherever they go. HTC EVO 3D will be the first of HTC’s leading line of smartphones to be launched with the Chalkboard widget in Singapore.
The HTC EVO 3D will be available at all mobile operators and authorized retailers at a suggested retail price of $895 in August 2011.