Virgin Mobile rumored to be getting HTC EVO 3D; will offer it as the HTC EVO V 4G

Virgin Mobile rumored to be getting HTC EVO 3D; will offer it as the HTC EVO V 4G
Who says that pre-paid carriers don't offer interesting phones. Recently, it was announced that Virgin Mobile would be getting the HTC One V and now a reliable source for PocketNow says that Sprint will be handing off the HTC EVO 3D to its pre-paid cousin. Virgin is expected to offer the stereoscopic handset as the HTC EVO V 4G.

The HTC EVO 3D still has some compelling specs today, with a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor under the hood with 1GB of RAM. The 4.3 inch screen offers qHD resolution and the dual-lens 5MP camera on back lets you snap 3D pictures. The unit is one of two glasses-free 3D smartphones in the States and will continue to offer 4G hotspot functionality.

No contract means no subsidy on the price of the phone. So far though, there is no word on how much Virgin would charge for the phone and when it would be released. According to the source, the HTC EVO 3D will be offered by Virgin Mobile in both grey and plum. The latter had been an exclusive color for Best Buy customers.

source: PocketNow via Phandroid

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EVO 3D
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1730 mAh(6.00h talk time)

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24 Comments

1. savien808

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

ugly just ugly, im sorry i really dislike this phone.

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Theres nothing to dislike. My cousin had this phone and before he went to jail I played with it for a few days and the performance was great. But I do think this is the worst Idea ever. Your average consumer won't buy a 400$ phone. This price better be very competitive.

9. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

It's okay, you just have bad taste. You probably own an iPhone and can't appreciate awesome hardware...

11. 412News

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

and the phone dislikes you

15. CM_Punk

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Don't say that. You'll make ugly loo bad.

21. phones522

Posts: 94; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

do you have the phone have you used it i own it and its great and the design is great

3. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Hope this becomes a trend for Virgin, bringing older sprint phones would help keep up with Straight Talk, and other BYOD carriers. If Virgin could release New-Old Sprint phones every two months I think they would give other carriers a run for there money. I vote for the HTC Arrive next :)

4. stealthd unregistered

Wow. Typically Virgin Mobile has phones that are about 18 months behind the current top of the line devices. This would shrink that gap a bit. I wonder what they'll charge though. The Moto Triumph is still $280 at a lot of places (it's almost like a slightly mini Evo). Evo 3D would probably be like $350-400.

5. bikingpadres

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

This also could mean that if virgin mobile got it they could also get 4g wimax because of the 4g in the new name of the phone

17. DanMarino13

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i'm going to seriously doubt that. and IF in fact Virgin Mobile gets "wimax 4g" there are very few markets it would work in, and Sprint is no longer adding new wimax markets. I really don't think they are going to have wimax. mainly because if virgin mobile does get wimax, it will be wasting spectrum that i'm sure sprint will want to use in the near future.

6. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

It's very possible. It's been said Virgin & Boost would be getting 4G this year. & a reliable source said it's been moved to the later half of this year. With that being said, they have to get 4G devices, this would follow up with those plans.

7. illuminatemyfate

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

The EVO 3D is a great phone. Maybe not quite as good as the SGSII but the second best phone on Sprint currently. One of the top hitters over all too, I think it's a bit underrated. It will look terribly outdated later this year though once the SGSIII, EVO One series and new motos launch. Still pretty cool that you can pick up a phone of this quality on Virgin Mobile. I can't imagine anyone willing to pay the price it'll cost though.

16. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I will switch to Boost if this is true. I will cut my bill in half! Boost works as much as VZW in my area except for LTE.

19. DanMarino13

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

go find a friend with a smartphone on boost, both of you download speedtest.net from the android app market, compare both your data speeds on 3g. then go ahead and tell me they are the same.

8. illuminatemyfate

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

Also you could get the Plum 3D at AmazonWireless as well.

10. Bashok

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 14, 2010

Finally, I might actually dump my Optimus V now....

12. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Wish Verizon would offer this kind of deal on their prepaid network. Droid X2 or Droid 3 would be amazing.

13. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Prepaid going wIth better phones. Next a SGII

14. CM_Punk

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

So where's the better phones? All I see are scraps. #pipebomb

18. DanMarino13

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Evo 3D is as far as specs go, a high end phone. older, yes. but no "scraps" at all. if it does get released, it will by far be the best smartphone any prepaid carrier offers.... smh

20. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

2 words. Clearwire's broke. If Sprint is leaving wimax, why should I spend $400 on a 4G wimax phone on which Sprint may not support.

22. roblox84

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

I hope this rumor is in fact true. I'll be all over this phone if Virgin Mobile gets it. I was actually waiting for the One V and then I saw this and would much rather wait for this phone.

23. animestar

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

I noticed this article fails to mention if its Virgin Mobile USA getting this phone. It most likely is going to Canada. USA gets the sh**t phones tied to Virgin Mobile.

24. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

USA and canada virgin mobile are completely seperate. VMUSA is owned by sprint not virgin, and is a prepaid brand.

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