HTC France hints at Evo 3D European launch

Android-powered 3D smartphone could arrive in the UK later this year

29 Mar 2011
HTC Evo 3D

HTC's latest Android-powered smartphone, the HTC Evo 3D, is reportedly making the trip across the pond to the UK, bringing with it an autostereoscopic display, similar to that used in Nintendo's recently-launched 3DS console.

Launching in the US this Summer, HTC had previously kept quiet about whether the device would be coming to the UK. However, a message on the company's French-language Twitter feed suggests that Europe will be getting the device, although a launch date was not part of the semi-announcement.

"Un #HTC Evo 3D pour la France ça vous dit," read the message

on the official HTC France Twitter feed. "Nous oui! Et même qu'il garde le même nom ;) Date de dispo non confirmée."

Roughly translated, the message says: "An HTC Evo 3D for France, anyone? Yes! And it even keeps the same name ;) Launch date unconfirmed."

The HTC Evo 3D is an interesting handset, combining Google's Android

2.3 'Gingerbread' operating system with HTC's popular Sense UI custom interface, backed by a powerful 1.2GHz processor. It's the display that is likely to excite many, however: as the name suggests, the handset includes an autostereoscopic display that allows glasses-free 3D visuals - and HTC has even included a 3D camera on the rear which can take both stills and video.

While HTC UK is currently keeping quiet on the issue, a France-only launch seems unlikely - so our fingers are crossed for a pan-European launch some time later this year.

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