I can’t decide if this is a win or a disaster in the making: Telstra will be selling the HTC EVO 3D Android phone from September, and Vodafone is also going to sell the phone “soon”. On the plus side, it’s a high-powered Android Gingerbread phone with a 4.3 inch screen and an excellent camera. On the minus side, it sports a 3D effect which Gizmodo’s reviewer described as so bad he wanted to look away.Like the Nintendo 3DS, the EVO offers glasses-free 3D. That still wouldn’t tempt me, since I only enjoyed the 3DS when I switched 3D off. But dedicated 3D video watchers might be tempted, I suppose.
As seems standard practice with Android phones these days, local pricing won’t be announced until closer to launch. If you’re keen, you can pre-register for updates on release plans at the Telstra link below. (That link also lets you sign up for information on Telstra’s plans for 4G broadband, which sound more interesting to me.)