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HTC Evo 3D Dropped By Vodafone

The LG Optimus 3D is likely to remain the only 3D smartphone on the market for a few more weeks after Vodafone revealed that it won't be selling the HTC Evo 3D after all, citing "delays" with its release.

The mobile phone operator told Techradar (opens in new tab), "We've decided that due to delays to the launch of the device, we no longer plan to include the EVO 3D in our smartphone range, We will be contacting customers who have registered for updates about the device to make them aware of this decision shortly."

The HTC EVO 3D was expected to be released in the UK in July, and some online vendors like Play and Amazon have updated the product's page with the launch supposed to be happening in the first half of September.

The spokesperson for Vodafone also added, "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 and we'll continue to focus on bringing the latest and greatest smartphones to Vodafone customers."

Samsung is another manufacturer also expected to jump on the 3D bandwagon with its own 3D smartphone which may well be a modified version of the popular Samsung Galaxy S2.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.