26 Jul 2011
By Andrew Volard

Telstra to launch first 3-D smartphone

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Ever wanted to take that 3-D experience that wowed you in the cinema with you? Well soon Telstra customers can.

In September, Telstra will launch the HTC EVO 3D — its first-ever 3-D smartphone.

HTC EVO 3DThe HTC EVO 3D is both an advanced Android™ smartphone and a 3-D entertainment hub that pushes the limits of mobile innovation.

It features a 4.3-inch screen that allows people to access 3-D movies and games wherever they like. And thanks to some clever screen technology there’s no need to use special glasses. As well as enjoying apps and mobile web browsing, owners are going to love how 3-D content leaps from this giant smartphone screen.

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

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

Customers will also have lots of fun streaming the growing collection of 3-D videos posted on YouTube.

The HTC EVO 3D is also a technically sophisticated smartphone featuring a qHD display and a powerful 1.2 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon® dual-core processor. It combines the very latest Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating software and HTC Sense, allowing customers to totally customise the phone with thousands of Android™ apps, widgets and games and ensuring they get access to the information and entertainment that matters to them most.

Pricing for HTC EVO 3D on the Telstra Next G® network will be announced a little closer to launch.

Customers can pre-register their interest from today by visiting:

HTC EVO 3D Key Features:

  • Android™ (Gingerbread) with HTC Sense™
  • 4.3-inch touch qHD screen with (540×960) resolution capable of glasses-free 3-D
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • Dual 5 mega-pixel cameras with auto focus and dual LED flash  for 2D/3D video/photo capture
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.2 for an amazing mobile web browsing experience
  • Internal phone storage: 1 GB


Posts: 59


  1. Steve says:

    It’s not really the first ever 3D smart phone when Optus already has the Optimus 3D out to market. Check your facts before you blog.

    • Fai says:

      It doesnt say it’s the first 3D smartphone on the market. It says the HTC EVO 3D is it’s first 3D smartphone. This could mean first for HTC and/or Telstra.

    • donnie says:

      ‘In September, Telstra will launch the HTC EVO 3D — its first-ever 3-D smartphone.’ Telstra’s first 3d phone not the first 3d phone

    • mlangi says:

      “its first-ever 3-D smartphone” i.e. Telstra’s

    • Danni says:

      Hi Steve,

      the blog above says first 3D from Telstra, so I think the claim is valid :)

    • Kevin says:

      The story says “its first-ever 3-D smartphone”, not “THE first-ever”.
      [T Employee]

    • Jack says:

      Hey mate before you comment might want to check the phrasing… They say their first ever smartphone to Telstra not in Australia… Someone looks a little silly haha. And I’m sure 3G content on telstras next g network will look superb. I am also an employee of Telstra.

    • Ed says:

      Actually the blogger didn’t claim that the HTC EVO 3D was the first ever 3D smart phone, just that it was Telstra’s, not the world’s or Australia’s, but Telstra’s first ever 3D smart phone.

      I suggest you read the article properly next time before you comment.

    • unknown says:

      I think the article refers to the fact it is Telstra’s first ever
      3-D smart phone.

    • Paul says:

      “Telstra will launch the HTC EVO 3D — its first-ever 3-D smartphone.”

      As the above sentence says, “Telstra will launch ITS first ever 3d smartphone”.

      Read properly before you criticise.

    • Jeremy says:

      to be picky the HTC evo was released first on June 24 overseas

      the optimus was delayed until July making the HTC first to market,

      but following on from what everyone else is saying, read your article correctly before bagging

  2. Steve Hater says:

    Read and learn to understand before commenting Steve you tool, it’s worded to refer as Telstra’s first ever 3D phone!

  3. Strawb says:

    Hey Steve you need to check the comments in the Blog it state Telstra first ever 3d phone…. You need to read before jumping.

  4. Justin says:

    They’re claiming it’s Telstras first ever 3d smartphone!!

  5. Sarah (Telstra Employee) says:

    In reference to a previous comment, yes there is another smart phone that will be released to the market in August by Optus. However there are positives and negatives when comparing the LG Optimus and the HTC Evo. I found a great link which compares these, ranking each phone for each feature.

    Check it out!

  6. Check your facts before you blog says:

    Steve you should re read the blog.

    “In September, Telstra will launch the HTC EVO 3D — its first-ever 3-D smartphone.” refers to Telstra launching its first ever 3d smart phone, not launching the first ever smart phone.

    Check your facts before you blog

  7. Kevin (Telstra Employee) says:

    Just to clarify, the third sentence of the article reads “In September, Telstra will launch the HTC EVO 3D — its first-ever 3-D smartphone.”
    That is to say Telstras first ever smartphone not THE first ever smartphone.
    I think it looks great and can’t wait to try it out and see what it can do.

  8. Steve says:

    Yeah flaming me is fun, but I suggest you just change the title to make it clear as it appears people on Facebook are saying the same thing as me.

    Richie Hubbard This isn’t the first 3D phone. The LG was?
    3 hours ago · Like

    Sean Dittmann First offered by an aus Telco maybe? Besides, LG = rubbish.

    Emmanuel Tamas Its not the first 3D Smartphone. Optus has the LG Optimus 3D already. I had a play with it, and was disappointed with it. The 3D is just a selling gimmick. I wouldnt waste my money on it.
    about an hour ago · Like

  9. spatch says:

    After many, many months of complaining about Telstra’s lack-lustre handset choices (the Desire S? the Wildfire S? Really?), it now appears as though Telstra is on a mad tear through the market releasing every 4.3 inch smartphone available.

    I love it because I now have the kind of choice I want without having to buy through dodgy online retailers, but it is a little crazy.

    Hopefully Telstra will do the right thing and release the HTC bootloaders for the Sensation & Evo 3D when they become available.

    High hopes…

  10. JimmyG says:

    Great phone, cant wait to test it.

    More importantly for all users…… Has the battery life been fixed ??

  11. T Kid says:

    Do we have an answer yet, on the 3D connectivity question??

  12. Adelaide says:

    Yay! Mobile headaches!

  13. DK says:

    Hey T Kid…

    I would say Yes to your questions about the 3D playback.

    Go to this link and Read the third point: Showier and tellier

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