HTC EVO 4G 3D and iPhone, 3D is the future?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Reach9, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Reach9, Mar 20, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2011

    Reach9 macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2010
    In America
    This is apparently the specs for the to-be announced HTC EVO 4G 3D.
    I've never owned an Android phone before, but does anyone find reasoning for the 4GB of RAM?
    I guess the same could be said for a Dual-Core processor, but i was hoping for a better OS if the phone was to use the processors (re: iPhone 5 having Dual Core).
    Does it have Microsoft Office in it or something?
    Is 3D really the future? I can't imagine having a 3D phone, i already hate the 3D gimmick on TVs.. I feel as though they had nothing better to add so they went with the gimmick.

    correct specs:
  2. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
  3. Reach9 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2010
    In America
    You're right, i just saw this:

    Well now it makes sense, but god i still hate this 3G gimmick, which is continuing with the Nintendo 3DS.
  4. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2010
    I feel the same way about all 3D stuff. The 3D fad will pass. Soon people with 3D TVs will wonder why they bought them. I'm not sure anyone will buy it for it's 3D feature.
  5. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2010
    The 3D features are here to stay if the PORN industry has anything to say about it.
  6. b166er macrumors 68020


    Apr 17, 2010
    3D makes no sense for nearly all content one would get on a tv/phone. I remember the big 3DTV debut a while back and they were showing golf on the demo. GOLF. Let's take what is arguably the least interesting sport to watch and make it 3D. I wouldn't watch golf if it was on a freaking holodeck.

    Sure, a few movies have made good use of 3D, but I don't think it makes sense for TV/phones/games right now. Too expensive and too little relevant content. Maybe after a while it will get better, but it seems like it's a good idea to let a technology mature before you buy into it these days. Too many crappy first gen toys out there flop or never get better.
  7. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2008
    For 3D to succeed content must be produced that is compelling to view in 3D. Too many studios and content creators are thinking they will just take something and add in a few fancy visual effects and it will sell. Technology has very little to do with it at this point. If television/games/mobile apps are created that offer consumers an experience they cannot live without, it will take off!
  8. digitard macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2004
    Gilbert, AZ
    TV and Gaming... sure.
    Other mediums (mobile, etc)... no.

    One thing I read recently about a way to utilize 3D technology was really interesting. Apparently a game company is going to use the "left eye/right eye" shutter technology to go a different route.

    They're going to make a game that allows 2 people to play full screen 2D games at the same time by putting PLAYER 1 on the left eye (special left eye only glasses) and PLAYER 2 on the right eye (same thing w/ right only).

    I think that's brilliant. For those FPS fans (COD, etc) how cool would it be with your friend to play on your 55" LED 3D TV full screen at the same time online together?

    Brilliant IMHO.
  9. milani macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2008
    3D is a gimmick. It's like an awkward transition technology between conventional display content and virtual reality/holographic technology. I liken 3D to the casette player, that poorly considered piece of technology that fell somewhere between a record and a CD.
  10. elan123 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2011
    man I am starting to hate this 3d nonsense.

    Whats next, 3d food?
  11. DDustiNN macrumors 68000


    Jan 27, 2011
    You mean your food is not in 3D...? :confused:
  12. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    FWIW my Lynx 3D (docomo SH-03C) has plenty of 3D content available for it direct from both Sharp and 3rd party developers (apps, videos and pictures).

    3D pictures taken from my 3DS also display fine on it, and vice-versa.

    What will people say if Apple announces a 'iPhone 3D'? I wonder if they'll still hate on 3D :)
  13. vachargerfan macrumors regular

    May 28, 2008
    Why would you even want 3D on a phone. For TV and stuff it is actually pretty cool to look at. But on a phone????
  14. shstiger2009 macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2011
    I just lol'd in class. HAHA!!
  15. tirk macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2010
    Wimbledon, UK
    Thin crust rather than deep pan perhaps? :D
  16. kenypowa macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2008
    Maybe it's a cool gimmick. But why don't we wait for the release of the product before making judgment? I'm sure 99% of members here never used a 3D phone before.
  17. Cander macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2008
    Too much of a gimmick. Why not use that space being taken up by dual 5 MP cameras on the back and just have one camera with a bigger light sensor? Better pictures in lower light > 3D pictures.
  18. jt2ga65 macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2007
    I really hate 3d. It gives me a freaking headache. It is bad enough that I am starting to hate going to the movies with friends because they all want to go see the movies in 3d, and I tell them I'd rather save the money and see it in a normal theater. But, for some reason, they think it adds something instead of detracting from the story.

    Would Avatar been as acclaimed if it had not been in 3d? I thought it was just a warmed over story about the Native Americans in the early history of the Americas.

    I have a 3d TV, and it came with free glasses, which are still in the box, in the closet. I didn't buy it for 3D, and will never use it for 3D or Internet, but I wanted the LCD display in that dimension.

    I could not care less about the HD hype either, but I guess that is not going away...

    And, No... I don't think I would care for a iPhone 3D. If I could turn it off, it would be the first thing I would do.

  19. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816


    Nov 4, 2008
    HD hype? I get it. You're one of those people that think 480i (SD) looks just as good as 1080p (HD).
  20. jt2ga65 macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2007
    Looks good? I am one of those people that actually care about the story, and rely on the plot and the acting to entertain me, and forget about how "pretty" the picture is. About 10 seconds into the story, I stop paying attention to the number of pixels.

    If you are someone that doesn't care about story, or acting, or plot, then I assume that you would be perfectly happy to look at a slide show, without any dialogue or anything. Or maybe you enjoy looking out the window more...

    "HD" is hype. Everyone has jumped on it. I have even seen some companies use it interchangeably with "digital", but the resulting picture quality is much, much worse than SD. I also have seen "BlublockerHD" sunglasses sold on TV. I'm not buying it.

    Is true HD cool to look at? Sure. Does it add anything to my enjoyment of the program? No, not really.

  21. kenypowa macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2008
    I think people are getting too caught up with the 3D capability of this phone. In addition to that, "EVO 3D, this one rocking a 1.2GHz dual-core processor (Qualcomm's MSM8660), a 4.3-inch qHD ( 960 x 540) display, dual 5 megapixel cameras around back, and the sweet, sweet promise of 1080p video playback." (from Engadget). This thing is a beast with 1 GB RAM.
  22. Eric374 macrumors 6502


    Sep 25, 2006
    Wichita, Kansas
    3D was cool in the '50s, it was kookie, Daddy-O!

  23. dontworry Suspended


    Mar 18, 2010
    Planet Earth Bluray? It is an OK nature series but the visuals bring the story to life. I would love to see it in 3D and I dislike the glasses but for certain things you just got live in the moment. Can't wait 5 yrs for glasses-free 3D to enjoy Avatar now.

    I remember when people thought that HDTVs were "hype" and would never catch on, that was in 2000! The whole point of HD is to see the picture better, as it would be in real life. Do you think the director envisioned static and blurry screens, NO. "HD" may be a marketing term right now but, only because it explains things easily to the lay.
  24. Reach9 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2010
    In America
    I completely agree, and they're using the EVO tech on a 7" tablet as well. Hopefully the iPad will get some good competition so it'll step up it's game, just like the iPhone.
  25. boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    I hope 3D phones don't become the new thing. I cant stand 3D movies, let alone on a phone. I find it strains my eyes and gives me a headache. If there is 3D tech in the next iPhone, I seriously hope I can switch it off

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