Mar 23rd, 2011

When I took my first look at the HTC EVO 3D at Sprint’s press event yesterday, I didn’t think to check out the lock screen as it seems to be a pretty standard affair. They’re shaking things up with the EVO 3D, though. Sprint’s latest Sense device is the only one – from any carrier or region – to get this treatment.

To put it simply, it’s like a more dynamic implementation of the popular Widget Locker application that allows you to place widgets and shortcuts on your lock screen instead of just showing the date, time, carrier, and other standard bits of information.

They’ve added a few different options for users to apply. There’s a gallery screen that’ll allow you to scroll through your photos and jump right into the gallery to view them, while a standard applications dock screen will give you access to four customizable shortcuts to launch applications immediately following the unlock process.

It doesn’t sound like it holds any discernible differences compared to the flexible Widget Locker way, but you’ll have to look at the rest of the options to see just how cool this stuff is. Sprint left in hope for future additions to the current stable of options. I asked them if developers would be able to create stuff as nice as HTC has, but they couldn’t offer a confident statement regarding that. I’d love to see that happen, of course, but only time will tell. Take a look at this stuff in action in the video above.

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