Want to know what the thought process was behind the design of the HTC EVO 4G LTE, just announced this past week? The Taiwan based manufacturer has produced a video that shows many of the people behind the new device as they relay why they did this or did that to the handset. At about the 23 second mark, we see the camera quickly pan over what appears to be discarded alternate designs for the model and one of them features a dual camera-dual LED flash that is certainly reminiscent of the HTC EVO 3D.
Did HTC consider a 3D version of the HTC EVO 4G LTE?
How far along the process was 3D considered for the HTC EVO 4G LTE? And since the design obviously was not utilized for Sprint's upcoming addition to the EVO series, will it resurface as a sequel to the HTC EVO 3D? Since we can't read minds, we will have to wait to see if HTC gives stereoscopic 3D another shot. One thing we do know, the manufacturer has apparently not given up on the technology.
Moving back to the HTC EVO 4G LTE, the video shows some of the goals of the HTC designers including making the looks of the phone unique so that it can be instantly recognized as coming from HTC and the use of soft touch coating to make a two-tone design out of one piece of aluminum ("That's magical," says an HTC employee). 100 custom designed machine cutters were used in the process of developing the phone and while it looks like all the hard work has paid off, we won't know until the phone launches whether it is a success. Pre-orders are scheduled to start May 7th at the quite reasonable price of $199.99 with a 2-year pact.