What got everyone excited about the phone was the audio quality of the Rezound, which came equipped with the Beats Audio earbuds and the cool red licorice styled cables. It also was the first handset to include Beats Audio support, which was a fancy equalizer that pumped up the bass on the phone.
Despite plenty of pre-release excitement over the HTC Rezound, the phone never lived up to its promise. Right off the bat, static interference coming on the headphones hurt sales of the device. While the Taiwan based manufacturer called it the best phone it ever made at that point in time, Verizon customers were turned off by the interference issues and other problems with the phone.
If the tweet is right, HTC obviously believes that the time is ripe to launch a music-centric phone again. This time around though, there is no deal with Beats Audio for HTC to capitalize on. And with the M8 expected to command most of the manufacturer's attention right now, it should be very interesting to see what the Taiwan based company has in mind.
Tweet from evleaks outs HTC's plans for a music-centric phone for the first half of this year