12 Sep 2011
By Andrew Volard

Telstra launches its first 3D smartphone


Telstra’s smartphone range is set to go 3D with the launch on 20 September of the HTC EVO 3D – an advanced Android™ smartphone and 3D entertainment hub.

The HTC EVO 3D features a high resolution 4.3-inch screen that allows people to access 3D movies and games on the go. And thanks to some clever screen technology there’s no need to use special glasses.

HTC EVO 3D Android smartphoneThe EVO 3D is also built to capture life in three dimensions. Its twin 5 mega-pixel cameras can shoot both 3D video and 3D photography and makes capturing and sharing experiences with friends that little bit more exciting and immersive.

Telstra Next G® network connectivity will make it possible to easily post high-quality video to YouTube® or Facebook®, or share moments in real time over the mobile internet.

EVO 3D owners will also be able to enjoy the clarity of HD voice calls automatically at no extra cost when chatting to other people with HD voice compatible handsets on the Next G® network in Australia. HD Voice is the mobile equivalent of switching from standard to high definition TV and delivers crisper, clearer calls making it easier to chat with mates – even when they’re in crowded or noisy environments.

3D content

You’ll be able to get straight into the 3D action thanks to the EVO 3D’s pre-loaded 3D content.

The phone comes pre-loaded with:

  • Need For Speed Shift (Full 3D game)
  • The SIMs 3 (Full 3D game)
  • Spiderman (Stub to download the full game free, standard data charges apply)
  • 3D photos

Plus, customers who purchase one of the first 3,500 EVO 3Ds from Telstra will get a copy of the Green Hornet 3D movie pre-installed (devices with the Green Hornet pre-installed will be stickered).

On sale, online

If you’re keen to get your hands on the EVO 3D first, you can head to Telstra’s online store from today for your chance to purchase ahead of the pack. Visit:

Pricing and store availability

HTC EVO 3D is available from Telstra Stores from Tuesday 20 September.

Consumer customers can purchase the HTC EVO 3D on Telstra’s Freedom® Connect Plans including on the $59 Freedom® Connect Plan plus $23 per month handset payment, after using an included MRO Bonus (for eligible customers), over 24 months  (min cost is $1,968).

Telstra Business customers can purchase the HTC EVO 3D on a range of plans including the $90 Business Mobile Advantage plan plus $5 monthly handset repayments after using an included MRO Bonus (for eligible customers), over 24 months  (min cost is $2,280). The plan comes with unlimited standard national SMS, MessageBank® diversion and retrieval in Australia and 2GB of data for use in Australia which can be shared with other Business Mobile Advantage plan services on the same account.

HTC EVO 3D Key Features:

  • Android™ (Gingerbread) with HTC Sense™ 3.0
  • 4.3-inch qHD touch screen with (540×960) resolution capable of glasses-free 3D
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • Dual 5 mega-pixel cameras with auto focus and dual LED flash  for 2D/3D video/photo capture
  • HD Voice compatible
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3 for an amazing mobile web browsing experience
  • Internal phone storage: 1 GB with an additional 8GB microSD card included in the box

More information:


Posts: 45


  1. Ray says:

    Damn.. expensive much?! I certainly wont be rushing out and purchasing one, at least not from Telstra anyway.

    Fantastic phone though. Very quick!

  2. James says:

    These only cost US550 outright. Telstra missed the mark for me and I’ve been waiting for months for one to come to Australia.

    • Chris says:

      Yeah and my Harley is $13,000 cheaper in the US than here to mate . look at Government charges and taxes not Telstra to blame for that. The phone is only a bit more expensive than an HTC Sensation.

  3. Sharon says:

    It’s the same price as the iphone 4 on the $59.00 plan…

  4. Lewis says:

    Problems with the website guys. You’re unable to upgrade your current Mobile service online if your number was previously ported to Telstra. The website just prompts you to enter a Telstra Mobile number.

    Exciting stuff from Telstra though.. good to see Telstra is offering a lot more ‘popular’ handsets these days

  5. Graham says:

    Can’t wait for the iPhone 5 release on the 21 October.
    Androids are only playing ‘catch ups’ with Apple®

    It will certainly be well worth the wait : )

    • Nick says:

      Graham incase you haven’t noticed android are far ahead of apple now. iOS5 will bring in many features already available on android.

      Name me 5 things android have played catchup on
      then ill name you 10 apple has played catchup on :)

    • Cath says:

      Ummmm…please tell me you’re joking?! Right?! Androids are playing catch up? Have you seen what’s coming with IOS5?
      Notification centre – android rip off
      PC Free – windows rip off
      calendar upgrade – everything you can already do with an android.
      I’m not going to go through all 500+ much need ‘catch up’ features that apple have added. But I can guarantee you that android is not playing catch up.
      Also rumours are that iPhone 5 will have 512mb RAM. EVO= 1GB RAM and having played with the phone I promise you it looks pretty amazing.

    • Cameron says:

      Haha, Drag down notifications… already been done, thanks to Android. A link to the camera on the lock screen… WP7 and Android both do this… iNovation? try iMmitation :-P

  6. dilettante says:

    Hey HTC, ever heard of this thing called internal memory?

    /waits for HTC Vigor…

    • Robert says:

      Haha … The handset has a 4GB Emmc Rom and 1GB ram and features an expandable memory card slot which supports up to 32GB worth of storage. As far as I’m aware this is more memory than most phones on the current Australian market?

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