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HTC plans to launch first 3D Android smartphone

HTC plans to launch first 3D Android smartphone

HTC wants to become the pioneer of 3D smartphones running Google’s Android operating system, according to inside sources.

The Taiwanese tech giant, which has been arguably the biggest benefactor of the Android platform with runaway successes such as the Desire, wants to beat rivals Sharp, Motorola and LG to bring out the first 3D Android smartie to market, possibly before the 2011 holidays.

It has already demonstrated 3D handsets at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in February and with the next annual expo on the horizon, rumblings of HTC unveiling its debut 3D ‘droid are getting louder by the day.

The firm is reportedly hard at work back at its R&D headquarters in North Carolina stateside. A recent job advert for a “display and camera design engineer” with "familiarity with 3D display and imaging technologies" and "multiple display technologies (TFT-LCD, PMOLED, AMOLED, E-ink, etc) suggests that the company may be looking into devices with different form factors, including the much-anticipated tablet that was rumoured a while back.

Japanese manufacturer Sharp has already announced two 3D smartphones with Google’s OS on board for this Christmas, but they are Japan only for now. So there’s still time for HTC to sneak past its rivals with the first 3D smartphone launch worldwide. We will be sure to keep you updated with further developments.

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