We didn't have to wait until the end of the year for HTC to release its first 3D smartphone, the EVO 3D, one which makes the mobile phone manufacturer competitive again.
We have often criticised HTC in the last few months for sticking to the same hardware configuration as the original HTC Desire and it seems that, with the release of the EVO 3D at CTIA, the company has finally delivered a top-end device capable of rivalling the likes of the Optimus 2X or the Motorola Atrix.
The phone comes with a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon system on chip clocked at 1.2GHz with an unknown Adreno GPU. It has a 3D 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 960x540 pixels (QHD), the highest on the market in 3D and one that matches the Motorola Atrix in 2D.
Additional key features include two five megapixel cameras at the back (with two flashes) and a 1.3-megapixel one in front; it can record 1080p 2D and 720p 3D video content.
In addition, the EVO 3D runs on Android Gingerbread, integrates Google Voice via Sprint, supports for up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously, 1GB RAM and 4GB internal memory,. a microSD card slot, GPS, Wi-Fi and a 1730mAh battery.
It is a tad heavier (170g) and thicker (12mm) than we'd expect but given the amount of raw power it packs, that's understandable.
The EVO 3D will be launched in the summer in the US on 4G; availability outside the US hasn't been confirmed as are any details over pricing.