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General HTC EVO 3D Not On The Sprint Website Anymore

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  1. DonB

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    Don't know if anyone has realized, but Sprint does not have the 3VO for sale on their website anymore, ummm!!!:s::s:
     

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    Yep, I just saw it, too. Here's a link: Sprint discontinues HTC EVO 3D online, limited quantities remain at retail stores - Engadget.

    I'm not worried though, because i know they'll have replacements available - it just won't be brand new.

    If people would just stop spend time worrying about the 3d feature, and more about how awesome this device really is... Sprint and HTC wouldn't have made this premature decision. But anyhow, I will continue to cherish mine until...
     
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    Well this will keep the resale market price reasonable when the new EVO is released. Based on this news I may not sell my device.
     
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    Sprint discontinues HTC EVO 3D online, limited quantities remain at retail stores http://drippler.com/htc/evo_3d#!283135 via Drippler

    Well given this news the Damn ICS update better still be on the way because unfortunately most of us probably upgraded on day 1 for the EVO 3d like myself so now I'm locked in no upgrade until April 2013 :( :( :( pissed !!!!
     
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    Wow. This surprised me. We're not even to our 1 year anniversary yet. :bawling:

    ~ ArmyX
     
  7. ovrrdrive

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    This is rumor mill of course but I found it interesting... If you want a new Evo 3D after "supplies" are exhausted looks like you need to go to Virgin Mobile...

    Rumor Mill: Sprint's Boost and Virgin units to offer WiMAX

    April 22, 2012
     
  8. BlackFrost

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    The EVO 3D on Virgin Mobile? That's an interesting rumor. If they do that, I might just change my mind about jumping ship to T-Mobile now that Google released an unlocked Galaxy Nexus.

    It'd be kinda funny if they did this, actually. When I was out looking for my first Android phone last summer, the EVO 3D was the one I was pretty much convinced I would buy, until a friend told me about Virgin Mobile and the Triumph.
     
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    Pretty sure the EVO Design 4G was officially confirmed to be going to Boost Mobile, so it wouldn't surprise me at all if rumors of the EVO 3D going to Virgin Mobile are true. Would be a pretty good deal, IMO. Especially since HTC has confirmed both will be getting Android 4.0/ICS.
     
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    Wondering if this has more to do with Sprint trying to phase out WIMAX in favor of LTE, then Sprint cutting their losses with the 3D all together?

    It would seem to be in Sprint's best interest to switch to LTE as soon as possible, instead of having to drag out their support for both WIMAX and LTE. For people upgrading now, they wouldn't be eligible for an upgrade for another 2 years, so if they can ensure all new devices this year are LTE then this would cut back likely on how long they would need to continue to support WIMAX.

    I realize Sprint and HTC (along with everyone else) is down on the 3D, and quite honestly I don't understand all the negative attitude towards the device. Like others have said, too many ppl focused on the 3D instead of everything else the phone is. The way I look at it is the 3D is an added feature, one that I think is cool my device has, yet I don't use it all that often. I wouldn't however detract from an otherwise great device simply because an extra feature like this may not be fully baked yet and has some issues.
     
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    They're probably doing the same thing they did with their landline business a few years ago. Dump all the debt on the other company and then sell it. It wouldn't surprise me if they sold all of their wimax transceivers to Boost or Virgin and then wrote them off.

    By the way, I think they confirmed the deal I mentioned in my earlier post today. Wimax and a few phones are going to Boost and Virgin.
     
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    I agree, I didn't buy it for the 3D, some people may have.. I say forget the 3D and support your product HTC lol
     
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    I was at the Sprint store the other day to pay a bill and looking at a few phones when I noticed someone about to buy a 3VO. I was about to say no don't do it, there are better phones coming really soon. Don't get me wrong, I really like the 3VO, but I can't recommend it knowing there better phones just around the corner. I guess I would not make a good sells person at Sprint. lol. It does seem that many of the stores still have plenty of 3VOs left. They are really trying to get rid of them. I guess I can say I don't blame them.
     
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    You don't know their needs, though. I have a coworker who bought a Evo 4G a week before the Evo 3D came out. I told him about it and he didn't seem interested. His Evo does what he needs it to do and he has no plans on upgrading until his contract is up, at the very soonest. Even now with the Evo 4G LTE coming, he's happy with his Evo 4G.
     
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    Your right, I don't know there needs. That is one reason I did not say anything. I have talked to about 6 of my co-workers as to why the got the EVO over the 3VO. Most said the price and they did not need the 3D. When I try to explain the advantages the 3VO has over the EVO, they just throw up their hands and say oh. Which tells me they don't really understand the whole tech thing behind the phones, or they just don't care because the EVO meets their current needs. Most of us on the forums buy our phones to meet our present needs and see the potential for our future needs. Well at least that's how I think anyway.
     
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    Funny there's no mention of 3d in the new name... I think they realized the marketing failure from last time.
     
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    That sucks that they are not selling it anymore. I like the 3VO better than the regular Evo.
     
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    I only wish they had sold the 3d to boost because I have my phone on with boost...lol
     
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    The phone was a failure to say the least.

    I know mine was nothing but problems.
     
  22. ovrrdrive

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    I couldn't even joke that the phone was a failure. The phone was, and is a great phone that fell victim to a failed marketing scheme. They thought that 3d was going to be all the rage and basically forgot about all of the other features of the phone and marketed it as a 3d device. Coming from an e4g, I think the phone filled the gap between last years choices and this year admirably. When I first got it I almost didn't bother to even root it because it was running so nicely but I did finally decide to root just for ad free and hot spot. Since then I've flashed a bunch of roms but stuck most of the year with mikg and the mean rom series because I really didn't feel like they could be improved upon too much.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm itching to upgrade but it really doesn't have as much to do with any short-falls with the phone as it does with my own insatiability. I just like new things. I'm probably headed to the 4G LTE camp pretty soon.

    It's possible that you might have just gotten a bad device that ruined it for you. That really sucks because I've really enjoyed the last year with it. If anything I think I'd call it severely under-rated.
     
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    I agree - Had mine since release day. Still love it!
    Sprint missed the boat on their Marketing of the device....
    CM9 coming on-line just in time to hold me in check until the next gen Nexus phones are released. Thinking that HTC's Unlock S-on Bull&^%$$ has turned me off ....
     
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    Sorry if its the wrong thread, does anyone know how long they will keep offering the 3d, or will they start giving the lte 4g...
     
  25. DonB

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    The 3VO is not for sale anymore, they are only offering replacement only that I am aware of, but they will not swap out a 3VO for a EVO LTE if that is what you are asking.

    I will also move it to the 3VO discussion and not rooted section.
     
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