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Secret Best Buy pre-sale of HTC EVO 3D starts today

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Secret Best Buy pre-sale of HTC EVO 3D starts today
An internal memo circulating through Best Buy stores (on a need to know basis, presumably), states that the HTC EVO 3D can be pre-ordered from the big box retailer starting today. However, the pre-order is not being promoted and there are no signs about it being put up in the stores. Reps cannot mention the device until it is official announced. Customers must come into the store and ask about the phone and the pre-order in order to reserve an HTC EVO 3D. Otherwise, as the memo says, "mum's the word".

So what do you get with the HTC EVO 3D? Well, right off the bat the device is powered by Android 2.3 and under the hood is a 1.2GHz Snapdragon dual-core processor. The EVO 3D has a 4.3 inch screen which gives you a good look at the 3D pictures that you can take with the dual 5MP cameras on the back. And, as the memo says, it is the first handset pre-loaded with the 3D version of the Blockbuster onDemand app.

Remember, this is all secret hush-hush stuff. So if you plan on going down to your local Best Buy to pre-order the HTC EVO 3D, just remember to whisper. And to wrap things up, we still do not have a launch date or price from Sprint for the device. The HTC EVO 3D is expected to be released sometime this summer which means it will be at least another 6 weeks until you have the phone in your hands. Just don't forget to act surprised when you get it.

source: AndroidCentral

This innternal Best Buy memo says that reps cannot bring up the HTC EVO 3D unless the customer asks about it first

This innternal Best Buy memo says that reps cannot bring up the HTC EVO 3D unless the customer asks about it first




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posted on 02 May 2011, 13:44

1. Johnabis (Posts: 57; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)


can someone confirm if this is really true who lives near a bestbuy?

posted on 02 May 2011, 13:51

2. Indoc (unregistered)


Phil Nickinson at Android Central claims to have confirmed this. I will be going to Best Buy this weekend myself to verify.

posted on 02 May 2011, 13:51

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I am going to Best Buy right after work! If this is true I will let you know!

posted on 02 May 2011, 13:58

4. Johnabis (Posts: 57; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)


Thanks Indoc and Superandroidevo. let me know when you guys verify it for yourself.

posted on 02 May 2011, 14:19 1

5. damienh28 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Dec 2010)


Yeaa i Just called and its official, just pre-ordered mine,.... I think im the happiest man on earth and the coolest guy, I def have the best phone in the US headed my way

posted on 02 May 2011, 14:52

8. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yes that is good news. I am about to get off in a hour! Best Buy here I come!

posted on 24 May 2011, 22:05

44. choppastyle (unregistered)


how much you need to pre order??

posted on 02 May 2011, 14:20

6. ATTCallCenter (unregistered)


Verified, went to BestBuy for lunch today

posted on 02 May 2011, 16:52

12. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


What did you have and was it good?

posted on 02 May 2011, 14:36

7. Johnabis (Posts: 57; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)


good deal, I just feel a little nervous about preordering a phone that i don't know the full price on. i'm cool as long as its not more then 300, how much did you have to put down for the pre order?

posted on 02 May 2011, 17:10

13. damienh28 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Dec 2010)


$50 omg best 50 i ever spent

posted on 02 May 2011, 15:38

9. BBYM (unregistered)


Yes this is true. It can be pre-ordered though there are several details we don't know about the device... hence why it was an INTERNAL memo. We don't know the price, we don't know the date, we don't know how many we will get on launch, if any, and we don't know if all stores will carry them in stock.

posted on 02 May 2011, 15:59

10. ININ (unregistered)


B7620

posted on 02 May 2011, 16:00

11. ININ (unregistered)


ops srry for prev post,
Please someone post the approx cost of this HTC

posted on 02 May 2011, 17:25 1

14. bconnley (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


Saw this at CTIA. Not that big of a deal. After a couple of weeks I would get bored. No content and you have to look at it straight on in order to get the 3D effect. No need for 3D in a phone.

posted on 02 May 2011, 18:31 4

15. jsobotka (Posts: 53; Member since: 21 Aug 2009)


You 3D-naysayers are funny... 4.3" 960x540 S-LCD display, 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon, 1GB RAM, 1080p video recording...

You saw this phone at CTIA and thought it was not that big of a deal?

Take away the 3D, and you'd be raving about it right now.

Besides, aren't you the guy that said 10 years ago that there's no need to surf the web from your phone?

posted on 02 May 2011, 22:32

22. evo ninja (unregistered)


in yo face wit them words

posted on 03 May 2011, 17:32

28. cordoba_m (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 May 2011)


dont buy it

posted on 02 May 2011, 18:51 3

16. obnoxious9162775 (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Apr 2011)


I agree, the specs are where its at, this phone seems to have it all, including 3D. But how fulfilling is 3D on 4.3 inches. If you ask me, I would rather watch it on my TV.

posted on 02 May 2011, 19:31

17. jtjacks1 (Posts: 4; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


Pre-ordered mine today as well. Just make sure you have $50 to put down. They put the $50 on a gift card and give it to you, and you bring the card back when the phone arrives.

posted on 02 May 2011, 19:34 1

18. bconnley (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


I don't get too excited about specs. Oohhh, 1.2 GHz dual--core snapdragon (I'm not running autocad on my phone so it doesn't really matter. Let's face it, most people use their phones for email, browsing the web, and maybe playing a game once and a while if they are nowhere near their tablet, computer, PS3, WII, XBOX or whatever. The current 1GHz processor runs the phone just fine. I don't like the fact that you can't watch video that you recorded from your phone in 3D without sending it to a 3D capable TV and even when you do that you're watching it at 720p, not 1080p and you need the goofy glasses to watch. Watching 3D content on a 4.3" sceen isn't all that cool. I think I would feel silly, awfully silly if people were watching me sit there like a goof ball watching 3D on my phone. Don't get me wrong, this will be a nice phone but don't get too excited about the 3D or you will be let down.

posted on 02 May 2011, 20:13 3

19. Johnabis (Posts: 57; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)


Dude you don't need glasses to watch 3d content on the phone! do some actual research before you post something like that

posted on 02 May 2011, 20:49

20. Khimtha (unregistered)


LOL @ Bconnley :)

posted on 03 May 2011, 14:38 1

25. damienh28 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Dec 2010)


and on top of that you can watch in 2d fag

posted on 04 May 2011, 06:21

31. TSKewl (unregistered)


I agree. The only reason I'm interested in this phone is based on the display screen has qHD and a slightly faster than the rest processor. I'm about ready to upgrade from my Pre and I am coming to the realization that HP isn't going to release the Pre3 to Sprint as I have not heard even a slight bit of info about it.

I was thinking of just getting the evo & although. I've heard nothing but good things about it I fear in a year it will start to show its age. I want a phone thatll be able to standup to at least the next year and a half of continuous competition.

Plus the bigger screen for web browsing isn't to bad either. :)

posted on 15 May 2011, 23:21

40. SprintAndroid (Posts: 5; Member since: 15 May 2011)


Yeh, honestly, the 3D part is kinda stupid to me...Im more so moved by the upgraded features, processor, resolution, battery, Sense, 2.3 Droid, etc.

posted on 02 May 2011, 21:31

21. joebklyn (Posts: 16; Member since: 02 May 2011)


Yes it's true,I went after work. I was the first one on the list.

posted on 03 May 2011, 09:03

23. alfons (unregistered)


What if we are using our SPRINT UPGRADE to obtain the phone...will we be getting it cheaper compared to best buy????....

posted on 03 May 2011, 15:05

26. heyitzme (Posts: 87; Member since: 03 Jan 2011)


If you get the phone less then retail at bestbuy then you are using your sprint upgrade. And pricing details haven't been released for the phone yet so noone knows if the cost purchasing through a sprint store will be more or less then the cost at a bestbuy.

posted on 03 May 2011, 10:59

24. phbelov (Posts: 124; Member since: 25 Mar 2011)


Hope a GSM version of the HTC EVO 3D will be available "this summer" too.

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