RadioShack HTC EVO 3D Launch Event

Radioshack | HTC EVO 3D launch

HTC EVO 3D - The Star of the Event

The Radioshack and HTC EVO 3D Launch Event went off in true LA style tonight in West Hollywood.  I along with a slew of friends and colleagues attended the event along with a number of A and B – listers from the Los Angeles entertainment scene.  There was a ton of energy and hype that had built up around this new HTC phone, priced at $199, boasting amazing resolution, a slick design and  the capability to create and view 3D content.  The event started late in the evening and continued into the night.  It felt like the party energy just couldn’t die and it felt more akin to a hot nightclub vs. a device premier.


Paris Hilton | Setorii Pond | HTC EVO 3D | Radioshack

Paris Hilton and Setorii Pond

Among the guests were LMFAO, Paris Hilton,  Setorii Pond, Jayde Nicole and a slew of other LA socialites, actors and musicians all there to see the release of the HTC EVO 3D.  As people were posing for the camera on the red carpet, I found myself helplessly sucked in by the HTC EVO 3D and couldn’t help but to play with this gadget for half of the night, nearly ignoring all of the performances and the Hollywood glitz and glamour. Now, for all of you that arent “In the know”, my last professional gig was a huge 3D / facial imaging technology, so, in a nutshell, my nerd side couldn’t help it tonight.

RadioShack and HTC EVO 3D Launch Event

SkyBlu , LMFAO | Agent Smith, BBU

AP was there in full force along with a slew of media outlets including WireImage.  Czech some of the photos that came out of the event courtesy of AP.


Jayde Nicole made an appearance and the cameras went crazy.  Too bad they didnt catch her goofing with the device for half of the night like I did 😉 Speaking of the device, lets get off of the Hollywood vibe and into the hardware that was the true star of the evening. Usher in the EVO 3D.

The EVO 3D, in short, is solid and feels durable when its resting in your hand.  It sports all of the standard switches and controls we’ve all grown accustomed to and showcases a badass aluminum photog button that rests next to the cameras 2D/3D mode toggle switch.  The OS was peppy as hell, fueled by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon CPU and  its gorgeous display by the Adreno 220 GPU.  It was a shame that I was actually unable to actually shoot any 3D images with the device due to constant distractions and terrible lighting, however, I look forward to trying this sucker out tomorrow when I have a chance to spend some serious, quality “nerd” time with it.

Radioshack | Jayde Nicole | HTC EVO

Jayde Nicole

LMFAO | HTC EVO 3D | Radioshack

Inside the Party








Anyways, thanks Radioshack and HTC for putting on a fun event in great LA style.  As far as the EVO 3D goes, I’ve got no complaints thus far.  Lets see how the camera and reception hold up tomorrow when the nerd in me takes over and the real critic comes out.

E3 Expo 2011

E3 Logo, Los Angeles Convention CenterThe E3 Gaming Convention is the largest gaming convention in the world. This year’s three day extravaganza was an event like the world’s never seen. It was much more than fun and games. It was awe-inspiring. I had the good fortune of experiencing this event alongside several of my friends and colleagues.

The convention kicked off with a press conference from Microsoft at the University of Southern California. In attendance were industry giants like: Sony, Nintendo, Electronic Arts and GT. Each company showcased its own memorizing, ground-breaking creativity. The latest breakthroughs in technology in were placed on display for gaming industry experts from around the world.

With 243 exhibitors, nearly 50,000 attendees and what seemed to be an endless amount to explore, it felt almost as though my colleagues and I were being ported into a digitally -crafted world.

E3, Electronic Arts, Los Angeles

It was quite a challenge as I juggled multiple meetings and dashed to and fro on a booth-to-booth joyride. My schedule was packed full, but the energy in convention center. Attending the E3 Expo was truly a mesmerizing experience for everyone in attendance.  After a complete tour of all of the festivities, I came across my final list of new releases that Im personally excited about.

Top releases from the biggies included: Tomb Raider; Bioshock Infinite; Legend of Zelda; Halo 4; Battlefield 3; Batman; Arkham City; &  the all-important and “Stritz Live Favorite” Gears of War 3.


Epic Games, Microsoft Game Studios, Unreal Engine 3, E3

Myself, being the hardcore gaming fan that I am, I found it difficult to choose to which booth to visit first, or which of the countless games or consoles I should try before the rest. Each seemed better than the next, but Gears of War 3 blew it all away with the hair-raising graphics and  amazing animation advancements. The Epic boys went all out and their giant statue of Marcus Fenix was awesome.

Featuring a 4 player co-op for the first time in the series, as well as a new mode to play in, dropping into the booth for Gears of War 3 has definitely increased my anticipation for the launch of this X-box exclusive, third-person shooter game.

I really wish I could write more about the expo and all that I saw there, but, Im sure you all get the picture.  It rocked, as usual.  For more information and a slight glimpse the trade event of the year visit: