One of the oddest little bits we’ve seen here on the brand new(ly announced) HTC EVO 3D is a lovely little port on the side that, in a way that we expect will become more and more commonplace as bigger groups like HTC adopt it, will reduce the number of ports we’ve got surrounding our everyday devices down to the minimum. What the port we’ve got here on the HTC EVO 3D is a micro-USB 2.0 (five pin) with mobile high-definition video link (aka MHL) for both USB or HDMI connection.
Does that remind you of anything? How about, if I may mention a competitor, Apple’s new dually functional Thunderbolt port that can both transfer data and play video at fabulous speeds? That’s two big brands working now with ports that accept several different, normally disparate transfers via the same port. While Apple’s and HTC’s ports here are relatively different, and certainly different people are involved, the idea is there. The idea that this sort of thing can be done and is being done by big groups is now in the minds of other brands, big and small, and the application can penetrate.
We’ve yet to test this new port on the HTC EVO 3D, and just incase you’re wondering, the Thunderbolt port on the MacBook Pro, but once we do, we’ll blast some statistics right across your face! Of course we probably wont list the MacBook Pro report here as this is Android Community, but maybe we’ll sneak some in somewhere or another for a few laughs and giggles.