It’s official: the HTC Evo 3D will only become available in the UK in September
The HTC Evo 3D has been available in the US on Sprint for a while now, and we were glad to see that it was going to also have a GSM-based version that would be sold in Europe. HTC acknowledged that much and then announced that the Evo 3D would be in stores in Europe this month. That hasn’t happened yet, what’s more some retailers are taking pre-orders (at least in the UK) with projected shipping dates in September. So a rumor started that the Evo 3D was delayed in Europe.
To add insult to injury, Vodafone UK announced a couple of days ago that the Evo 3D’s delayed release has made it decide not to carry the 3D-capable smartphone after all.
And now HTC has finally put an end to all of the speculation as it gave this statement to SlashGear:
“We can confirm that the HTC EVO 3D will be available to UK customers through Carphone Warehouse from September 2011″
So that pretty much clears things up with regard to the Evo 3D’s adventures outside of the US. In the meantime, LG’s Optimus 3D will be the only 3D-enabled smartphone on European markets for another month or so. For the 3D fans out there, if you want to check out the LG’s competition, there’s still some waiting to do unfortunately.
Frankly, I still think that HTC rushed the announcement of the GSM Evo 3D knowing that the device wouldn’t be ready on time, in order to steal at least a small bit of the spotlight from LG and its Optimus 3D.