Everything’s better in 3D: Introducing the HTC EVO 3D and the LG Optimus 3D

HTC Evo 3D from RogersSnapping 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.


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.LG optimus 3D from Rogers

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.

Contest Details

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

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  1. FINALLY SOME AWESOME ANDROID STUFF, THANK YOU ROGERS! More than willing to renew my contract now!

  2. I’ve played with the HTC EVO 3D at an HTC event last may.
    It’s great for gaming but I’m not convinced I want this kind of screens on my phone.

  3. FINALLY. Get those HTC devices back in the lineup. They should be a staple of any real carrier. High end Samsungs are good, High end HTC’s are good. Keep those, and you’ll make alot more customers happy.

  4. Any idea if these will be LTE devices? I’d hate to see only be able to use these handsets on a “4G” network.

    • RogersKatie says: July 15th, 2011 a 12:50pm

      Hi Andy,

      These are not LTE devices. LTE smartphones from HTC and Samsung will be launched later this year.


      • Thanks Katie.

        Glad to see Rogers getting some more HTC products. Will it be arriving with the unlocked bootloader?

        • RogersKatie says: July 18th, 2011 a 3:34pm

          Hi Andy,

          Yes, our HTC EVO 3D will have an unlocked bootloader.


        • Rogers_Chris says: August 10th, 2011 a 5:04pm

          Hi Andy,

          When we announced the HTC EVO 3D coming to Rogers, we communicated that the device would launch with an unlocked bootloader (as Katie wrote above). Our apologies – we have since learned that the device will not be shipped unlocked. For more information on webtools, please visit the HTC website ww.HTCdev.com. If you decide to make a change, please note that some actions may void warranties.

    • I doubt it will. The current HSPA Evo 3G is GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and HSPA 900 / 1700 / 2100

      The CDMA Sprint version is only 1xEv-Do for 3G. There isn’t an LTE version out now, and I doubt they make one speciallyf or Rogers. The HTC Thunderbolt is an LTE device already out, which I’m hoping Rogers might get a refreshed version

  5. When can we expect to see these coming out? I’m in the market for a new phone, and just got excited. Don’t really care for the 3D, but the Evo makes up for not picking up the Galaxy S2.

  6. Can I trade in my Samsung Captivate for that HTC EVO 3D for free if I renew my contract? I haven’t paid for a new cell phone for a very long time and I don’t plan on starting to.

    • RogersKatie says: July 15th, 2011 a 5:27pm

      Hi John,

      It depends when you got your Samsung Captivate. It is best to contact a customer service representative to discuss your individual account. You can find one here – https://www.rogers.com/web/content/contactus


      • the answer is obviously NO so why not just tell him that. You’re basically encouraging this clueless customer to call and harass people on the phone, giving him a false sense of entitlement, which will end up being transferred to retention anyways. WOW katie WOW

        • Drizzo613 She answered the question perfectly well as she is not a CSR. There was nothing false said there.

  7. Will the HTC bootloader be locked?

  8. Superb! HTC IS BACK! I love Samsung, since I’m using the GS2 right now, but good to have HTC back in the Rogers fold. Tip to Rogers, selling iphones cost you more money than Android. Getting TOP END (xperia play/arc are not top end) devices before iphone launches is the best way to make yourself more money. Look at Verizon, my goodness, hand over fist with selling Android devices.

  9. Agreed I was just saying the way big blue has been pushing out android devices was making rogers look bad. The evo 3d is a huge step in the right direction. Might even renew my contract to pick one up.

  10. christianvillani says: July 15th, 2011 a 2:43pm

    Were do we go to pre-order it ?

  11. Thank you Rogers…

    You have just won me BACK ^^

    I am willing to leave ChatR unl for 15$ JUST for this phone :)


    HTC HTC HTC!@!

  12. When I try to go to http://www.rogers.com/rogersreservations, all I get is a page saying I was searching for it, and offering me areas of the help section.

    • RogersKatie says: July 15th, 2011 a 5:22pm

      Hi Greg,

      It works in my browser, it should lead you to a support page. Starting this weekend you can reserve on the Rogers Reservation System. All you have to do is login to your MyRogers account, select the wireless number you wish to make your reservation with, then click the Device Reservation button and follow the instructions.


  13. I’m happy that Rogers and HTC kissed and made up. It’s about time we get the best Android handsets on Rogers. Thanks!

  14. One new HTC phone for HSPA, plus a LTE HTC coming out later this year. This is what I like to see. :D:D

  15. Awesome.

    I will be renewing a couple of contracts for friends and family on these phones.

    Thanks Rogers. Good job!

  16. these are not great phones. the lg is 2.2 which is unacceptable and its worse than the htc. The htc has horrible battery life, a subpar camera, and a screen which most reviewers say disappoints. I rather have a galaxy s2 (any word on that?) or the upcoming xperia duo (any word on that?) . I agree with deli, the arc and play are not high end phones. My contract is almost up and i really don’t want to switch but rogers android lineup is bad especially compared to bell.

    • Dennis Forbes says: July 18th, 2011 a 2:08pm

      Ignoring LG’s bizarre inability to keep up to date, the HTC Evo 3D is very much a top notch device, and I say that as someone who desperately wants a GS II. I care little about the 3D aspect, but as a general superphone it is decidedly super, with fantastic screen clarity, a ridiculously powerful CPU, a stellar GPU, and insane video decoding capabilities. So basically an HTC Sensation with some gimmicky 3D stuff, but oh well.

  17. FInally the LGE optimus 3D is available at Rogers, its an amazing device I played with when I was in UK. The feel of holiding a chunky device is amazing, with tha fact that I can now create my own 3D content for my TV on Optimus 3d. Havent used the HTC but heard its sluiggish as compared to the Optimus. I wait for the optimus :)

  18. Dreamkiller711 says: July 16th, 2011 a 1:26am

    It’s a very good new for Roger’s customers! They need a refresh and here it comes. I just want to say f*** you guys to not include Quebec in the contest! It’s always the same. Is it a law or something? Or you just do not like french canadians…

    • Quebec has some decidedly poor laws/regulations, this is why they almost always get discluded for EVERY companies contests, or have completely different rules for their inclusion..

      • “Discluded” – I love it, but its not a word
        I am sure you meant “excluded”

        Sorry for pointing that out, I dont want to “misunderestimate” your penmanship.

    • RogersKatie says: July 20th, 2011 a 4:31pm

      Apologies this contest is not open to residents of Quebec. We will work to incorporate Quebec in future contest. Thanks for the feedback.


  19. Will the bootloader be locked on the HTC EVO 3D?

  20. These are nice devices… The 3D thing doesn’t do much for me as I still find the technology very new and not main stream enough yet. Great to see some duel core phones finally picked up. I personally wouldn’t want either of these phones. Still hoping to see the Samsung Galaxy S2 picked up by Rogers.

    • I agree with Matt ! Rogers needs to pick up more high-end HTC phones. I was also getting ready to switch to Bell because of Rogers poor offerings compared to Bell. 3D means little to me. I also want the Samsung Galaxy S2 to be picked up by Rogers.

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