HTC has announced that its hotly anticipated Evo 3D smartphone will now land on store shelves in the UK in September.
Originally scheduled to arrive last month, the Evo 3D has been delayed following as-yet-unknown issues. This caused Vodafone, which had signed up to be an exclusive launch partner for the handset, to drop it altogether from its release pipeline.
Despite the setback, it would appear that all is not lost for punters still anxious to get their mitts on the first 3D effort from the Taiwanese giant, with the news that the UK's largest handset retailer is still very much on board.
HTC said: "We can confirm that the HTC EVO 3D will be available to UK customers through Carphone Warehouse from September 2011."
Although HTC did not offer an explanation for the postponement, Vodafone has made it clear that the delay was the reason it bowed out of carrying the handset.
"Owing to the delayed launch of the device, we took the decision not to include the EVO 3D in our smartphone range," the network said in a statement.
HTC Evo 3D is an Android powered beast with a 4.3-inch 3D stereoscopic display (the kind that doesn’t require special glasses), a dual core 1.2GHz processor and dual five-megapixel snappers which takes stills and shoots videos in 3D at 720p and in 2D in 1080p.
Vodafone’s withdrawal means pricing details for the Evo 3D are currently unavailable. However, we’ll be sure to let you know those as soon as we do.