The HTC EVO 3D (also known as HTC Evo V 4G) is an Android smartphone that allows for the creation and viewing of 3D content through the use of two 5MP rear-facing cameras and a glasses-free 3D-capable 4.3 qHD touch screen. In the United States, the EVO 3D is available on the Sprint and Virgin Mobile networks. Several GSM variants are also available in Canada, Europe and Asia. Sprint announced the HTC EVO 3D during CTIA in Orlando, Florida, on March 22, 2011. On May 2, Best Buy employees received permission to start receiving pre-orders for the HTC Evo 3D, but only if a customer who was not planning on buying a currently available model specifically requested it. On May 19, 2011, information was leaked on various websites of a possible June 4 release date for the phone. The leak appeared to originate from an internal Radio Shack email. On May 24, 2011, it was confirmed that the Evo 3D has been locked down with a cryptographically signed bootloader, recovery, and kernel image - thereby most likely foreclosing custom roms such as CyanogenMod. On May 24, 2011 HTC released a statement via Facebook, saying that they are reviewing their bootloader policy. On May 26, 2011 Peter Chou, the
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