Snapping shots with your cell phone is a great option because you always have it with you. But imagine shots of your favourite rock band or the great Canadian landscape in 3D. It’s now possible with the HTC EVO 3D and the LG Optimus 3D, Canada’s first 3D smartphones, which will both be available exclusively from Rogers this summer.
HTC EVO 3D
With the HTC EVO 3D you can film your adventures in 3D with the dual 5MP camera and watch them jump right off the crisp 4.3”QHD touchscreen without the use of glasses. You can even share your eye-popping photos and videos with friends who have a 3D device, including compatible 3D TV’s. Running on the Android 2.3 platform, the HTC EVO 3D also includes a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and the latest version of HTC Sense to easily customize your phone to fit you.
LG Optimus 3D
The LG Optimus 3D goes beyond dual-core processing with its unique tri-dual architecture which includes dual-core, dual-memory and dual-channel. This means you enjoy powerful features, such as games, apps and web browsing at faster speeds. The LG Optimus 3D is designed with a 4.3” touchscreen for cinematic display of your 3D videos captured on the dual 5MP camera without the use of glasses. This device runs on Android 2.2 and packed with 8GB of internal memory.
How to get your device
Starting next week, new customers can pre-order either of these devices through an upcoming microsite and you’ll then be automatically entered into a contest. If you pre-order the LG Optimus 3D, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a 55”LG Cinema 3D HDTV. If you pre-order the HTC EVO 3D, you’ll be entered to win a $2,500 MasterCard gift card. Contest closes August 15th.
Existing Rogers customers can exclusively reserve either of these devices through the Rogers Reservation System, until July 23rd. Be amongst the first to experience a 3D smartphone in Canada, by securing a place “in line” for a device without having to visit a store or call in.
What’s the first thing you would film in 3D?
UPDATE (July 16, 2011, 9:21 pm): Existing Rogers customers can now reserve their HTC EVO 3D or LG Optimus 3D on the Rogers Reservation System until July 23rd. Login to MyRogers and reserve your device today to be amongst the first to experience Canada’s first 3D smartphones. We are glad to offer this exclusive service for Rogers customers. Please reserve yours by July 23rd .
UPDATE (August 10, 2011, 11:13 am): Preordered and reserved devices have been shipped. Starting today, the HTC EVO 3D is available exclusively with Rogers nation-wide for $149.99 on select three-year term plans or $549.99 no term and the LG Optimus 3D is available with Rogers nation-wide for $99.99 on select three-year term plans or $474.99 no term.
Each closes August 15, 2011. Open to residents of Canada having reached to the age of majority. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries in each Contest. Correct answer to mathematical skill-testing question required. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Full contest rules and details for the HTC Evo 3D preorder contest can be found here and full contest rules and details for the LG Optimus 3D preorder contest can be found here.
Katie Boland is a regular contributor to RedBoard