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Evo 3D Users Disappointed

Authored by: Steven Blum — Aug 12, 2011

When the Evo 3D was first announced, reactions could be divided into two camps. In one camp was everyone who thought 3D represented the next frontier in display technology and in the other was everyone who dismissed the idea as pure novelty. The latter camp viewed 3D as just one more trick to make people buy a new phone. But as the reviews poured in, it seemed the display was no mere novelty: the really did provide a rich, full, 3D experience (when viewed from the right angle, natch). 

But now that the Evo 3D has been out for over a month and a half, complaints are starting to surface about the lack of 3D content for the phone. After all, a 3D screen is only as good as the content created for it. With just a handful of 3D films available for direct download from the phone, some owners are wondering when (if ever) 3D will go mainstream, allowing them the ability to watch blockbusters in the third dimension.

As of now, there are virtually no 3D films available for download from Blockbuster or HTC Watch. A program called Movavi promises to convert 2D video into 3D, but has received mostly middling reviews from customers.

But it seems there is some hope. Gameloft has announced 14 games that are playable in 3D. Perhaps other companies will soon follow suit. For now, it's a chicken or egg problem: unti 3D phones go big, there probably won't be a lot of 3D content out there, but until there's more 3D content out there, I can't imagine a lot more people buying a 3D phone.

Source: AndroidPIT

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.


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  • WhoDunit Aug 13, 2011 Link to comment

    I love my Evo 3D. I was skeptical when I first saw it advertised but after seeing and handling the phone, I was hooked. I thought the 3D would be stupid but it's actually fun and definitely a WOW factor! Great phone!

  • Brian Mixon Aug 12, 2011 Link to comment

    I own the phone and Love It. Not so much for the 3D (just a gimmick), but for the 1.2 GHz Dual core asynchronous processor. Fastest phone out there IMO.

  • Peter Long Aug 12, 2011 Link to comment

    The HTC Evo 3D has its flaws but this should be expected from a phone rocking such new technology.

  • Anette West Aug 12, 2011 Link to comment

    This doesn't surprise me.

  • Thea Ferguson Aug 12, 2011 Link to comment

    You can still record your own 3D videos instead of gobbling up whatever Hollywood serves you.

  • Marvin Cleaver Aug 12, 2011 Link to comment

    that AND the screen hurts my eyes.

  • Android Addict Aug 12, 2011 Link to comment

    The early bird gets gross, dirty worms.

  • DroidLover Aug 12, 2011 Link to comment

    And THIS is why I will never buy that cursed phone.