Good old HTC. We were hoping we'd get to see the 3D-tastic Evo 3D over on UK shores at some point, and HTC has obliged: best of all, that point is next month.
That means that after taking an absolute age to go on sale the LG Optimus 3D will have a 3D rival almost from day one, and a rival boasting a pretty stonkingly good spec elsewhere too.
The Evo 3D first took a bow over in the US three months ago, but with its 4G-friendly marketing HTC made it clear pretty much from the start that this was a US-only release. Our hope at the time was that the essence of the handset would at least be recreated in a more UK-friendly release sometime over the summer – because besides being only the second 3D smartphone to cross our paths, the Evo 3D also came packing a formidable set of specifications elsewhere too.
And now we can take a closer look at those specs, as the Evo 3D is very much heading to European shores.
For starters, there's a 4.3in qHD screen, together with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, twin-5MP cameras and 720p video shooting, all held together by the familiar HTC Sense running on top of Android Gingerbread. Plus, like on the LG Optimus 3D, fans get their extra dimension jollies without requiring to wear the glasses.
Nothing yet on a specific launch date or what the Evo 3D will cost, but we'll keep you posted.