Sprint to launch HTC EVO 3D in the fourth week of next month?

Sprint to launch HTC EVO 3D in the fourth week of next month?
Sprint to launch HTC EVO 3D in the fourth week of next month?
We recently reported that none other than HTC CEO Peter Chou had passed along the word that the HTC EVO 3D would launch with an unlocked bootloader. We've also passed along the word that Radio Shack could be launching the device on June 4th for $199.99 with a 2-year signed contract, or $99.99 with a contract and a qualified trade-in. All we are missing is the official word from Sprint, giving us the launch date and price for the high-end phone.

We might have solved half of the mystery thanks to a header from the Sprint Playbook. The header doesn't exactly spit out a launch date in plain English. Instead, it hints at a launch in the fourth week of June. The header says, "The Next EVOlution, Week 4: HTC EVO 3D-Glasses Off, 3D On".

For those who have forgotten what makes this device so highly anticipated, it could be the 4.3 inch qHD display or the dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon MSM8660 processor. How about the 5MP dual lens camera that lets you shoot pictures that do not require glasses to view in 3D? 3D video? Not a problem as the HTC EVO 3D captures video at 1080p. Don't forget the 4G connectivity of the phone, the 1.3MP front-facing shooter or having Android 2.3 on board. If we read the tea leaves correctly, the HTC EVO 3D could be launched anytime within the next 31 days.

source: AndroidCentralForum

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1. msilv88 unregistered

Sorry guys...I work for sprint and this is the playbook from the week of May 25th...the fourth week in May. Each month during May they featured a new featured sprint phone. Arrive, Echo, Replenish...etc. Nowhere in there does it even mention the word June. Hope you guys are wrong...I WANTZ IT NOW!!!

2. _VipeR_

Posts: 47; Member since: May 30, 2011

I also work for Sprint and can confirm msilv88's post. However, I do know that my call center will be undergoing training on the Evo 3D and Evo View as early as 6/7/11. If the pattern holds true, as with the Nexus S 4G, Samsung Epic 4G, and even the Evo 4G itself, then we can expect the Evo 3D to be released 2 - 3 weeks later.

5. bearwoody unregistered

sprint is currently offering a $125 bill credit to port your number. the offer ends june 23. my sprint sales rep thinks the 3D won't be released until after the $125 offer expires. so, june 25th? (the nexus was released on a saturday) if so, i guess you could port your number before the 23rd, then return your phone for the 3D. restocking fee of $35 would mean you'd be ahead $90.

7. RKO_ unregistered

Hey guys, I'm a Manager at a sprint store in NJ. I been waiting for this phone since announced. We been taking preorders for about 2 weeks now, are staff has been training for the release of the two Motorola handsets coming out in first 2 weeks of June. The Evo 3d is next on the list, my documents don't say a date but we have a shipment coming in on June 13 so keep your fingers crossed that it is the evo 3d .

8. bearwoody unregistered

i believe this guy. notice he spelled "manager" with a capital "M." on the downside, i'd hate to work for him.

10. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

I also noticed that he misspelled "our" with "are" but who cares, no one is perfect.

11. stuntz

Posts: 178; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

hey, just like myself, he manages a sprint store, hes not an english teacher. But yes when I announce myself as a Manager, I always captialize the "M"

14. androidec107 unregistered

I work for sprint and the instant rebate and port in credit end on the week of June 23rd more than likely that's when the evo 3d will be out plus we always do big launches are in June the last 3yrs.

18. atree

Posts: 25; Member since: May 20, 2011

i agree because sprint probably realized the amount of new customers that this phone will bring to their company and has decided to hold off until the promo is over. Also, i work for the connections center at a major retailer ie radioshack best buy walmart or target.

15. fanesxx

Posts: 74; Member since: May 19, 2011

f%^&& it i aint saying nothing until there is a launch date, i hate this almost news

17. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

evo 3d will rule all android devices

19. lilbranbran

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 14, 2010

The heading at the top of the magazine means the 4th week of May, the week the magazine was made. I still say June 4th-June14th. My only question is, has this phone hit the FCC yet? If not then, no wonder it hasn't been released yet.

20. Me unregistered

You could always go look.

21. _VipeR_

Posts: 47; Member since: May 30, 2011

I don't know why someone saying they are a "Manager" makes their testimony any more credible than anyone esle's. But, if it makes that much difference I will point out that I am an Operations Manager in my call center. And, after looking at the recent FCC Approval of the EVO 3D, based on the timing of our center's training and the approval, the June 24th date looks to be likely when considering the big releases that we have had in the past.

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