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Old April 5th, 2012, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pretty cool! Would you guys buy the 3D version or the regular if given the choice???



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I'd get the 3D version if given the choice. I want a removable battery though.
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If pricing isn't drastically different, I'd go w/the 3D version.

However, I'm guessing that this was a purposely placed shot in the video to gauge public interest in 3D or to just generate more buzz for the normally aspirated EVO 4G LTE.
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If the system specs are all the same, the display clarity is the same, and the price is the same... I would get the 3D version.

Sure it's a novelty, (and trust me, it IS a novelty) but the phone with 3D has no disadvantage over the phone without it. As long as the quality & the specifications of the device otherwise is the same, I'd take the 3D phone.

Now, if anything on the device was of a lower quality because of the 3D. I would choose the regular version.
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If the system specs are all the same, the display clarity is the same, and the price is the same... I would get the 3D version.

Sure it's a novelty, (and trust me, it IS a novelty) but the phone with 3D has no disadvantage over the phone without it. As long as the quality & the specifications of the device otherwise is the same, I'd take the 3D phone.

Now, if anything on the device was of a lower quality because of the 3D. I would choose the regular version.
It's not a novelty. Being able to make 3D videos is pretty awesome. That's like saying being able to shoot HD videos is a novelty.
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It's not a novelty. Being able to make 3D videos is pretty awesome. That's like saying being able to shoot HD videos is a novelty.
Good point. I should have said it's a novelty, for me. I only use my 3D every 2 or 3 months. Even then, it's only to show the phone off. =D
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Good point. I should have said it's a novelty, for me. I only use my 3D every 2 or 3 months. Even then, it's only to show the phone off. =D
Oh, watching 3D movies on the phone, yeah, that's something I never use. I guess you could say that is a novelty. But I take all of my pictures and videos in 3D, and you need the 3D viewing for that so I wouldn't really call that a novelty.

To each their own though.
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If the specs were good as the EVO LTE, then I would definitely get it. I just like the idea of having the choice.
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HTC confirms its not happening.

"Update: Well, we just heard back from HTC and the company confirmed that it's not a prototype of any future device. Apparently, it's just an early design when HTC and Sprint were considering carrying over the 3D feature, but it didn't make the cut. Mystery solved!"
-Engadget
Is that a 3D prototype in HTC's EVO 4G LTE making of video? (update: nope) -- Engadget
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That speaks volumes to me about how the Evo3D did when compared to other non-3D HTC devices. Had the reviews been more open minded to the 3D or if it had sold very well (or at least worth the extra cost to build) then you know HTC would have kept the 3D in their future Evo's. Just my humble opinion, as my signature says.

Personally, I would prefer a higher quality camera & display to the 3D feature. I hope that's what HTC has done with the Evo 4G LTE
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First, I am fairly certain that a 3D version would cost more.

Second, I personally would have no interest in a 3D phone. When I up graded from my HTC Hero, I had the opportunity to get an EVO 3D, but chose the regular HTC EVO 4G.

My reasons were that I personally had no use for the 3D since I do not shoot video with my phone and rarely shoot pictures. Therefore, I saw no reason to pay more for the 3D model of the EVO.

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It's not a novelty. Being able to make 3D videos is pretty awesome. That's like saying being able to shoot HD videos is a novelty.
It's a novelty, or rather a gimmick. if it wasn't, it would be on every phone by now. Whether you think it's awesome or not doesn't mean it's not a novelty item. It isn't a feature people care about. It fits a very niche market, which is why it is a novelty.
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I think the 3D didn't sell very well because the public was not educated enough about the phone. If they were told the difference between the 3D and the original, and told that 3D was just an option, it may have sold more.
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It's a novelty, or rather a gimmick. if it wasn't, it would be on every phone by now. Whether you think it's awesome or not doesn't mean it's not a novelty item. It isn't a feature people care about. It fits a very niche market, which is why it is a novelty.
This is not true. 3D is on almost every TV now, so it's definitely not a gimmick.
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I think the 3D didn't sell very well because the public was not educated enough about the phone. If they were told the difference between the 3D and the original, and told that 3D was just an option, it may have sold more.
I think it didn't sell very well because most people that cared about it were still locked into contracts from the OG Evo.
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This is not true. 3D is on almost every TV now, so it's definitely not a gimmick.
We aren't talking about TV's, and yes it's still a gimmick. Here's a nice little article about CES this year.

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I think it didn't sell very well because most people that cared about it were still locked into contracts from the OG Evo.
At that point and time everyone who had the EVO 4G would have had yearly upgrades still.
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I think it didn't sell very well because most people that cared about it were still locked into contracts from the OG Evo.
This is true as well. I mean come on, this phone is faster, more memory, better version of sense, and more options for things like themes. And talking about being unrooted. If you are rooted, much more options.
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At that point and time everyone who had the EVO 4G would have had yearly upgrades still.
There were many people who did not qualify for an upgrade, so they couldn't get the phone. You can go back and read the old EVO 4G threads. Sprint changed the upgrade policy. Before if you were on a certain plan you could a yearly upgrade. Then they changed it to the gold and silver status.
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We aren't talking about TV's, and yes it's still a gimmick. Here's a nice little article about CES this year.

Why 3D TV Isn't 'Cool' at CES This Year | PCWorld
But we ARE talking about 3D TVs. That's what makes the Evo 3D so awesome, because you can record a 3D video and watch it on your 3D TV.
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But we ARE talking about 3D TVs. That's what makes the Evo 3D so awesome, because you can record a 3D video and watch it on your 3D TV.
Either way, did you read the article? There weren't really any 3D TV's at CES at all. That shows even more that it is a gimmick. If it was a hugely popular feature manufacturers would still be using it on every TV, but they aren't because it isn't.
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At that point and time everyone who had the EVO 4G would have had yearly upgrades still.
Not everybody, lol. I had the Evo 4G, had 4 of them in fact. When I bought the 4 Evo 3Ds, only the primary line got the new customer price. The other 3 were like $400 each with 2 year contracts.
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Either way, did you read the article? There weren't really any 3D TV's at CES at all. That shows even more that it is a gimmick. If it was a hugely popular feature manufacturers would still be using it on every TV, but they aren't because it isn't.
I don't know what was or wasn't at CES, but there are 87 different 3D TVs for sale on Best Buy's website right this second. Clearly it's not a gimmick. And every new high end TV has it.
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I don't know what was or wasn't at CES, but there are 87 different 3D TVs for sale on Best Buy's website right this second. Clearly it's not a gimmick. And every new high end TV has it.
Right and most new TV's coming out won't have it according to what was shown at CES. Also, if 3D was this HUGELY popular feature we would see it on Cameras and camcorders...and we don't. Like I said earlier, just because you think 3D is awesome doesn't mean it's not a gimmick.

Here's another article on the falling sales of 3D TV's
3D TV's Flagging Fortunes | InvestorPlace
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Right and most new TV's coming out won't have it according to what was shown at CES. Also, if 3D was this HUGELY popular feature we would see it on Cameras and camcorders...and we don't. Like I said earlier, just because you think 3D is awesome doesn't mean it's not a gimmick.

Here's another article on the falling sales of 3D TV's
3D TV's Flagging Fortunes | InvestorPlace
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Why 3D TV Went From CES Darling to Consumer Reject | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
Did you read your links? The first one says 3D TV sales are up 100%, while TV sales overall are down 4%.

To put that into terms everyone can understand... We're in a bad economy, and as such TV sales are down 4%. Even so, 3D TV sales are UP a whopping 100%.

And yes, there are plenty of new model 3D TVs about to hit the market. Just about every new high end model is 3D (as it also says in your first link).

Again, Best Buy has over 80 different 3D TVs for sale right this second. Clearly, it's not a gimmick.

Your second link ends the article with this:

"Whatever the reason for purchase, the most recent studies indicate consumers are slowly warming up to 3D. An October report from the Digital Entertainment Group found that the majority of 3D TV owners say the experience is positive: 88 percent of those surveyed rated 3D picture quality positively, and 85 percent of those 3D TV owners prefer to watch more than half of their programming in 3D.

As prices come down, more content becomes available, and 3D glasses improve (or are replaced by glasses-free technology), 3D TV adoption will only increase. Whether we reach the near 50 percent adoption rates that have been projected for 2014 and 2015 is yet to be seen. But whether you like it or not, 3D does not appear to be in its death throes just yet.

Yes, we’ll see new 3D displays and accessories at CES next week, but you can rest assured the manufacturers’ over-reaching hype campaigns are over."


By the way, there are 3D cameras and camcorders. Most of them are really expensive though. That's another reason 3D cameras on a phone is so awesome.
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I believe most people are still waiting for the price of these 3D T.V.s to go down. I thought that the idea of the 3D T.V.s was dying out. I went to Frys and Sam's Club and was surprized to see that more people were making them now. It's not just Sony, Samsung and Panasonic, but others too. You have to remember we are in a recession, this has a lot to do with sells. People like 3D, but its not needed.
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I believe most people are still waiting for the price of these 3D T.V.s to go down. I thought that the idea of the 3D T.V.s was dying out. I went to Frys and Sam's Club and was surprized to see that more people were making them now. It's not just Sony, Samsung and Panasonic, but others too. You have to remember we are in a recession, this has a lot to do with sells. People like 3D, but its not needed.
Seriously, we're (hopefully) coming out of the worst economic crisis since the great depression. We had more foreclosures the last few years that at any point in any of our lives.

Are we really surprised that TV sales are down? A lot of people can't even afford to keep their house, and some other people are surprised they didn't run out and buy a new big screen TV?

Having said all of that, 3D TV sales are actually at an all time high right now. According to the link that other guy posted, 3D TV sales over the holiday season were up 100% over the previous year, even though overall TV sales were down.

So what that means is a lot of people can't afford a new TV in this economy. But, those that can afford a TV right now are buying 3D TVs.
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I think the 3D didn't sell very well because the public was not educated enough about the phone. If they were told the difference between the 3D and the original, and told that 3D was just an option, it may have sold more.
Actually I think the phone did sell well.
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