Sprint's Evo 3D goes on sale

Posted by Raven Lovecraft

The very first glasses-free 3D phone to be sold in the US is now available.

Sprint Stores all around the country opened early at 8 AM this morning to celebrate the noteworthy launch.

The device, which sells for $200 with a new two-year service agreement, comes included with the following 3D content:

- The complete movie The Green Hornet in 3D
- HTC Watch app
- Demo of Ultimate Spider-Man: Total Mayhem 3D
- Gameloft storefront, offering 3D game downloads

The market for glasses-free 3D devices remains unclear, as Nintendo's 3DS handheld has not sold as well as expected, and other devices like 3D photo frames and TVs are very limited in availability.

With smartphones, though, it could work. We took the Evo 3D for a spin at the CTIA trade show earlier this year, and were very impressed with the way the images popped out of he screen.

AT&T will be the second to launch a glasses-free 3D phone, the LG Thrill 4G. But Sprint, just like it has with many other mobile innovations, was first to the market.

Today also marks the launch of Sprint's Evo View 4G, which is the first tablet with 4G connectivity. Although Verizon's Xoom is "4G upgradeable," the device itself does not natively support high-speed wireless networks.