HTC EVO 3D design prevents kickstand, but we have you covered

March 24, 2011
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If you are like us and saw the unveiling and showcase of the amazing looking HTC EVO 3D this week you are probably as excited as us about this device. A beast by any measure coming to Sprint soon. The link above mentions all the specs so I'll spare all of that other than mentioning that it will probably sell as many or more than it's younger brother. This story we bring you news about the kickstand everyone loved on the EVO 4G. Sadly it will not be present on the 3D.

The HTC EVO, and the Thunderbolt both have a kickstand that works amazingly well for watching movies, listening to music, video chatting and more. The problem is in order to be safe and secure they build the kickstand right into the device, not just the back. This makes it strong and durable so you don't hear stories about kickstands breaking. While showing the EVO 3D at CTIA 2011 this year, they mentioned that the 3D does not have a kickstand because of design issues. With the large battery and dual 5 MP camera's for 3D there was just no room as shown in the photo's below.

Don't worry though, we have you covered. Well HTC has you covered. They are currently in the final stages of design for a slim, and perfect case that most will probably buy along with the EVO 3D that has a kickstand built in, hopefully it will be strong enough. They say it will be. I know you have all grown to love the kickstand and obviously HTC realized this also. Look for pricing and availability to be released around the same time as the phone itself. Also for all your EVO 3D Coverage check out these stories.

EVO 3D Official
EVO 3D Hands-On
EVO 3D Micro USB & HDMI Combined into one port
lastly check out the latest commercial for the EVO 3D, it shows all the powers the new EVO family member has.


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  • Skulldor

    Mini USB is not accessible while using kickstand case?

    • http://twitter.com/xguntherc Cory (xguntherc)

      you might be right, according to those pics there is a spot for the 2D/3D and camera shutter but higher up I don’t see an opening in the case for the port but if you look closely there might be one. I did mention it is not a finished product. I can’t imagine them shipping without access to ALL ports as most cases do.

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      new pics added – definitely access to all ports

  • Skulldor

    Correction: micro USB

  • Kirk

    That’s fine that we have to buy a case for a kickstand. But what about charging your phone while using the stand. If the micro USB is on the left then that will be the bottom of the phone while using kickstand. And you can’t tell me that you can watch a whole 3D movie on a single charge. Come on Sprint!

  • Kirk

    That’s fine that we have to buy a case for a kickstand. But what about charging your phone while using the stand. If the micro USB is on the left then that will be the bottom of the phone while using kickstand. And you can’t tell me that you can watch a whole 3D movie on a single charge. Come on Sprint!

  • Dr. All Reeds

    I bought the extended battery 4000mAh and SURFACE cover to fit, from SEIDIO. Now if they would make a KICKSTAND case that would fit the SURFACE cover OVER the extended battery and backdoor to fit…now THAT would make me happy!