Verizon's Device Management System shows off HTC Rezound
The HTC Rezound is said to offer some sweet, high-end specs as it will be one of the HTC Beats phones which means special earphones come with the handset and outstanding audio comes out of the handset. The Rezound will also feature a 4.3 inch screen with 720p resolution and will be powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and on the graphics side, it will have the Qualcomm Adreno 220 inside. 1GB of RAM is aboard and Android 2.3.4 will be installed. And let's not forget the two cameras on the phone. The one on back is 8MP and captures video at 1080p while the front-facing camera is 2MP.
The Device Management System shows us that the HTC Rezound will be a 4G LTE device and will have global functionality. The last we heard, a launch of the device could take place as soon as October 20th, although the latest MAP list from Verizon suggests a November 10th launch and a 2-year contract price of $299.99.
source: DroidLife (1), (2)
1. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
Lol available ON my birthday.. cool
who wants to buy it for me :D
2. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
Nexus prime gets announced on my birthday. Who wants to buy it for me.
6. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
4G LTE is GSM, its not CDMA based like verizon's 3G phones. this phone uses a SIM card
7. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
you know what he means. just because it's LTE it doesn't mean you can use it on other GSM networks.
20. jtm1208 (Posts: 37; Member since: 16 Jun 2009)
4G LTE is LTE, it is not GSM, nor is it CDMA. LTE does use a sim card, but it is not a GSM sim card
24. yup yup (unregistered)
thank you for setting him straight. I wish people would think before they open there mouth.
13. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)
HTC Amaze for t-mobile has similar specs. Try it out. Or look up the sensation XE.
31. dinodxynez (Posts: 6; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)
Just like all other Verizon Global phones (Storm 2, Droid 2, etc.) this is a Verizon Global phone which means it does have GSM with a SIM card from Vodafone in addition to CDMA (and let's not forget LTE).
4. UglyasF (unregistered)
adreno 220= failed compared to the like of powerVR SGX543MP and Mali 400. Even the clocked up 540 will beat it.
5. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
I want it!!!!! screw the Sensation XL and XE I'm getting this! Unless the Amaze 4G turns out to be something spectacular...
8. snowgator (Posts: 3346; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Top end, fun phone. Pumped up on the end of our contract and tackling some fun decisions ....
9. spinelli36 (unregistered)
Sprint needs a phone with Beats Audio, SOON
21. vzdubnX (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Oct 2011)
do you honestly believe that?! if so you should compare the specs..
11. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
Sprint's turn will be coming soon. These specs are not that much past the HTC EVO 3D so sprint can still be happy. 2012 will start the quadcore era or at least devices that will show up 4.7 to 5.0 inch screen with Quadcore 1.8 to 2.5Ghz Quadcore processor with 1.5gb of ram with a 10meg camera 16gb of internal storage and so on and so on. 2012 will be big on sprint
15. Allday28 (Posts: 275; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)
There turn already did come and go.. I knew Verizon was gonna pass them up sooner or later. But I cant wait to see what Sprint gets when they get there LTE up and rolling..
12. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)
Big surprise... PA was totally incorrect on every name they "reported" this handset to carry.
Why not spend a couple minutes fact checking? Do you just sit around making stuff up? Oh yeah, we "think" it will called the Incredible HD or the Thunderbolt 2. Sigh.
Even this simple article contains mistakes. Re read the first sentence and explain which 3 of the 4 phones listed are people waiting for. Seriously...have a little integrity.
Yes... I am sure to be unregistering soon. I can go to sites that have phone facts.
14. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)
Before most phones come out they get code names. Vigor was the code name for the Rezound... There were no misleading statements as every other tech site you'll find will show the same information for the time being. Before a phone is announced by the carrier were just provided rumors. Nothing is fact until the day its launched.
16. Immolate (Posts: 294; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
Color me underwhelmed. I'm done with 4.3 phones. My sights are on the Nexus for its 4.65, 720p screen. The only thing that could pry me off that is the Note if it were available on Verizon in a useful time frame. Hard to believe that the Nexus is the first phone from Big Red with a larger screen.
Remember back when the Vigor was announced? It was supposed to be a 4.5 screen back then. Oh well, nothing for me to complain about since there are options available that will give me what I want.
23. roldefol (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
If you've followed our dissection of the 4.6" spec, the Nexus will only have about 4.3" of useable screen. The remaining 0.3" is for the menu buttons at the bottom. So the Nexus and Rezound screens will be pretty comparable, with the Rezound being slightly thinner and longer.
18. i_heart_bieber (unregistered)
i hoe it comes with a justin bieber headset!
luv u justin bieber! belieber for life!
19. i_heart_bieber (unregistered)
22. cupcake (Posts: 106; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)
Oh shoooot.. now I don't know if I should get this, or the 4s. 100 bucks more, but BEATS SOUNDS AMAZzZING.
25. Dayron (unregistered)
look people, dont be fools. All o these HTC Android phones are the same. Each carrier has one or gets one sooner or later. To me it's foolishness. Put a high end, midrange, and a low end phone on the market without fragmentation and call it a day. I love Android, but it's too many of them on the market and quality control is rechid. By the way, LTE is based off of GSM tech. It is a fact that the same slot for for lte can be used for a GSM network. Verison doesn't use it that way just yet. Big Red's is for data only right now. It will use voice and data in the future. Just wait on it. Side note, if lte was going to be widely accepted, it had to use a world standard tech. GSM. The E.U. decided not to go with LTE just yet because HSPA+ is a proven tech a gives the same type of speeds working voice and data well. When a the kinks are worked out of LTE then you'll see the E.U. jump on board on a wide scale. LTE has too mny problems right now and you know the E.U. is on top of their game in the mobile world and leave us in the dust. Just think; there 3g gives speed 4-7 megs and there hspa+ has speeds of 12-15 on average. So you see, it will come together. Lte is a type of GSM network. I'm a tech person who does upgrades on the towers.
26. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
you're the fool. technology advances significantly all the time. how long do you expect a high-end phone to remain high-end and a mid-range phone to remain mid-range? yeah, it's a GSM upgrade tech but you can't use an LTE phone with just any other GSM network. it's true Verizon will use LTE as their primary network in the not too distant future. you contradict yourself. why would the E.U. decide to go with HSPA+ over LTE because HSPA+ is GSM when they're really both GSM technologies? HSPA+ 42mbps devices are only just now coming out and they're only capable of putting out speeds almost as fast as LTE devices. now what are these problems with LTE you speak of?
27. dayron (Posts: 10; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Now, first off, shut your pie hole until you get some education on cell tower tech. I work on them. You don't. Secondly, the EU doesn't use 42 mbp just yet. They use HSPA+ 21. They don't get lte like speeds, they get lte speeds period. As of now, LTE have outages on a regular basis. It has what you call data skip where it will work and then stop for 5-10 seconds. Things like that happen with new technology. By the way, you can take your lte phone and unlock it and it will work on a gsm network on edge. Having said all of that, this why the E.U. chooses not to use lte right now. In sum, all these google phones in what ever class their in, most have the same specs. Most of the phones end up on the same carrier subclasses give or take minor changes of some sort. With in a 9 month period; most of them are the same. Don't fall for the hype as typical americans do. I use android, but see what apple does? Apple is always last to the game. When they put a product out, it's optimized for hardware and software spec wise for peak performance. They put one phone out a year, updates are on time across the board; look at their following. How's that for technological advance. All I'm saying, Android could do better. I hate Iphone, but I love the business and quality control aspect of it.
28. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
well for someone who doesn't work on cell phone towers i'm keeping up with you just fine. for the end users LTE is really great. it may not be QUITE as reliable as HSPA+ yet but the technology is being pushed enough here in the states that it shouldn't be long before all the kinks to get worked out. my Droid Bionic beats the pants off of any HSPA+ 21mbps device here in the states. i consistently get in the high teens to the early twenties. then why do you use Android?
29. dayron (Posts: 10; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
You think you can keep up. None the less, I like the open platform of android and the variety it offers. No, none of the hspa+ 21 phones of america can compete with lte, but the hspa+ 42 can and do. Really, the hspa+21 phone that was put on the market didn't have proper specs to work right; ir was really false avertisement. Lte does have more traffic highway lanes in its capacity so to speak. Oh, your bionic will come down in speed in 2 or 3 months. Trust me. With Lte, the phones are made to certain program and capacity limits. It will come down a little. At th end of the day, I don't care. Give me something that work well, updated on time/sooner than later, has good and proper specs, and decent speeds for browsing. When I want real productivity and speed, I go to my computer.I don't get caught up in all the hype and over rated things in this society. Good Day,
30. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i just told you the 42+ phones barely do on a good day. i live in Orlando, FL, one of the more busier LTE traffic areas in our nation. it actually HAS come down a bit. we've had devices over here peak out at 44mbps. that's actually higher than HSPA+'s highest theoretical speed at the moment. i can assure you LTE phones like the Droid Bionic and the Droid RAZR are FAR from overrated.
32. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Another Verizon rumor, usually most android phones have the 4 capacitve icons that are lit white. For the HTC Rezound, it might be lit red. Its gonna be interesting what the phone looks like now.
It might be that way for future HTC phones with Beats audio