HTC Evo 3D now heading to the UK

OK, here's the story so far. The HTC Evo 3D got an offical launch in June, with Vodafone quick to claim the smartphone for its UK network. But only last week, all that changed, with the Evo 3D effectively pulled by Vodafone. But now it's back. What gives?

Well, the details are still a little vague, but the above still seems to ring true. Speaking last week, Vodafone said that the Evo 3D would be 'coming out at the same time as other exciting handsets,' which we took as a delayed September launch, clashing with the launch of the iPhone 5. Now, HTC has confirmed it will be coming out in the UK in September, but not via Vodafone.

According to TechRadar, a statement from HTC simply reads: 'We can confirm that the HTC EVO 3D will be available to UK customers through Carphone Warehouse from September 2011.' If it's at Carphone Warehouse, presumably that means your network choice is likely to be wider than just Vodafone, but could still include Vodafone, which confuses things further. Although the bottom line is clear – head to the high street in September, should you want an Evo 3D.

Why should you want one? Well, you might like the idea of a 3D smartphone, and one that isn't the LG Optimus 3D. The Evo 3D packs dual five-megapixel cameras to capture 3D, while its stereoscopic screen displays those 3D images and movies. If you don't fancy the 3D, there is an option to switch back to good old-fashioned 2D. Also on-board is a 4.3-inch qHD screen, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, with Android Gingerbread for the OS, coupled with the new Sense 3.0 interface.

If that appeals, head to Carphone Warehouse next month to grab one. Prices still to be confirmed.

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