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Sprint to sell tablet and 3-D phone

March 24, 2011 |  2:41 pm

HTC-EVO-3D-angle-fs(1) Sprint is getting in on the 3-D craze with the HTC EVO 3D, a smartphone equipped with a camera for shooting 3-D videos and photos and with a glasses-free 3-D screen.

The yet-to-be-released phone, announced Tuesday, is part of a batch of 3-D capable consumer electronics hitting store shelves soon -- including the Nintendo 3DS (launching Sunday for $249.99) and AT&T's LG Thrill 4G.

Using the 4G network, the EVO 3D will have a speedier Web browser and run the latest version of Google's Android. The phone will have 4 gigabytes of internal storage, a 4.3-inch screen and dual 5-megapixel cameras for shooting videos and photos.

"As 3-D has become more sought-after in both movie theaters and family rooms, the ability to enjoy 3-D on a wireless phone -- 3-D glasses-free -- will change the way customers interact with their devices," a Sprint statement released Tuesday said, predicting that people will embrace 3-D video and photos as a way to relive vacations.

Along with the phone, Sprint also announced a 7-inch tablet called the HTC EVO View 4G with a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and the latest version of HTC sense. It will come with 32 gigabytes of internal storage and 1 gigabyte of memory.

Both devices will officially launch this summer. Prices are not yet available.


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--Shan Li

Photo: The HTC EVO 3D from Sprint. Credit: Sprint.