HTC has announced that its new HTC EVO 3D smartphone will be launched in September, two months later than the phone’s planned July release.
The Taiwan-based tech company confirmed to tech site Slashgear that the European version of the EVO 3D smartphone will arrive two months after it was expected. HTC gave no reason why the phone’s release was delayed and we think that there might be some problems to its inventory and manufacturing process. It could also be a tactic which will put it head to head with the iPhone 5.
In an interview with the website, an HTC spokesperson said that the HTC EVO 3D smartphone will be available to U.K. customers via Carphone Warehouse.
Vodafone confirmed earlier that it has pulled out the HTC EVO 3D from its lineup after the delays of the smartphone’s availability. The phone has been removed from the carrier’s “Coming Soon” page.
“We realise this will come as a disappointment to some people but we already offer some fantastic phones, like the HTC Sensation and Galaxy S2, with some really exciting handsets in the pipeline” said a Vodafone spokesperson. “And we’ll continue to focus on bringing the latest and greatest smartphones to Vodafone customers.”
The HTC EVO 3D, an Android-powered smartphone, is the company’s first 3D-capable device. This means that the mobile phone can record and play 2D and 3D videos that does not require the use of 3D glasses.
The phone was launched in the U.S. on June 24, having been unveiled at the CTIA 2011 in March.