HTC Rezound displayed on Verizon in-store ad
LG Revolution, the Motorola DROID BIONIC and yes, the HTC Rezound. The picture of the device includes red soft keys, the Beats by Dre earphones that come in the box, and a picture of Joe Jonas on the phone's display. The last word we have on a potential launch date is November 10th based on the MAP list that leaked out a couple of weeks ago. On that date, speculation is that Verizon will also release the Motorola DROID RAZR and the Samsung GALAXY Nexus besides the HTC Rezound.
The HTC Rezound is expected to come to market with a 4.3 inch screen with 720p resolution and a dual-core 1.5GHz processor under the hood. 1GB of RAM should be on board and the phone is thought to have an 8MP camera on back and a front-facing 2MP shooter. The former captures 1080p HD video and Android 2.3.4 should be pre-installed. With Verizon pricing its other new LTE enabled phones at $299.99 with a signed 2-year contract, we would be surprised to see anything else on the phone's price tag, especially since it features the Beats audio technology and those cool earphones.
5. Fallout09 (Posts: 419; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
To what? The $299.99 flag ship phone price tags. No thanks, Verizon can keep that.
17. threeline (Posts: 260; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)
Take note to VZW, TMO and ATT releasing high end phones and sprint is completly silent. Can't rest with 4S and SGII and Evo Design, need more dual-core options and I'm not talking about the Evo 3d and Photon those are old news now! Release the Galaxy Nexus!
2. c.hack (Posts: 521; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)
Great, another phone to be released with an obsolete OS. ICS may, or may not, come in 2012?
4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4498; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Hey don't worry, the HTC Rezound, & the Motorola Droid Razr will get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Any of those phone will be great choice. Also the HTC Rezound's 720p HD screen is not Pen Tile like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus' screen. I am really interested to see how that screen compares to the Super AMOLED 720p HD screen.
6. roldefol (Posts: 3226; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
The Rezound's 1280x720 S-LCD screen should be the best in the industry. That works out to 342 ppi - higher pixel density than the iPhone. Having admired the Incredible series' S-LCDs, these are very vibrant screens. I'm excited to compare it to HD SAMOLED too.
9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4498; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Absolutely, the qHD S-LCD on my HTC Evo 3D is a very beautiful vibrant screen. I love it, I can't imagine the 720p S-LCD screen on the HTC Rezound. It should just be fabulous. I mean both screens will be sick, but I got used to the more natural colors of the qHD S-LCD screen as opposed to the over saturated colors of the Super AMOLED + screen on the Samsung Galaxy S Epic Touch 4G. Though the blacks on the Super AMOLED + screen just can't be matched at all!
16. Nathan (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)
The HTC Rezound seems like a fantastic phone which really sucks that the Galaxy Nexus and Droid Razr are probably going to get all the media attention. :P
3. BuckeyeCadet86 (Posts: 69; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
With the exception of the Thunderbolt, HTC has been very good about updating their phones that are capable enough to run the newer operating system. They aren't immediate like stock phones but they do get updated.
10. Gawain (Posts: 378; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)
Did the T-Bolt ever "officially" get the Gingerbread update? I know they halted it once. Was the update rolled out again?
11. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6806; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Verizon really need to stop charging their 300$ 4G phones too 199$ price too expensive.
12. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)
HTC is on the verge of falling woefully behind. What is bad about HTC sense is that it now is holding back HTC. Honeycomb and ICS already incorporate many of the nice features that sense innovated. Now having that complex Sense UI layered on top of base android and tied into the supporting framework cost HTC months of delay in bringing out Android OS updates. They are woefully behind at this point with some of their flagship phones running Froyo and HTC seemingly unable to get updates out at all, much less in a timely fashion. Sense was once a marketing advantage, now its become an albatross hanging around HTC's neck.
Samsung and Motorola have both announced innovative new phones and tablets running ICS 4.0 HTC is still stuck on Froyo and Gingerbread, with no new product announcements and on the verge of being left in the dust. They have not had an innovative product since the Incredible, nearly two years ago. That's a century in smart phone time.
14. roldefol (Posts: 3226; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I agree with your assessment of Sense holding back updates and probably holding back ICS, but in terms of features - particularly the HD screen- the Rezound is just as innovative as the Incredible. Yes, HTC has released a lot of middling products in the last year, but I wouldn't write them off so quickly.
13. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)
Of course none of this is really going to matter unless the cell carriers stop ripping off the consumers and offer a reasonable, affordable data plan. What good is LTE if it just burns a hole in your wallet faster. Your shiny new phone becomes a shiny new paperweight. Load it up with old ripped movies because you won't be able to afford to download them.