It was rumored for months under the codename "Vigor," but the HTC Rezound has finally launched on Verizon. It's a monster of a handset, with a 4.3-inch 720p display, Beats Audio, and LTE.
Nov 3, 2011
Fans of Verizon's HTC Incredible and Incredible 2 — both quite popular, well-liked phones — will be pleased to see that the Rezound has a similar set of graduated edges along the back. It's a nice effect if you're into phones that scream "technology!" but it may not be the best option if you're looking for something that prioritizes style and subtlety over raw power. In fact, it definitely isn't. Different strokes for different folks, as they say.Read Article >
And what about that 720p display? At a glance it's simply gorgeous, as you might expect. If you're familiar with the level of clarity and smoothness you get from the iPhone 4 and 4S, the Rezound is in the same class — the pixel density is essentially the same — and it'll blow your mind at this screen size. Of course, a screen this large isn't for everyone, but fans of devices in the 4.3- to 5-inch range will feel right at home here. (We can't wait to put it side-by-side with a Galaxy Nexus, which also features 720p resolution.)
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So when will those boxes actually be hitting Verizon stores? It will be hitting Verizon and Best Buy on November 14th for $299.99 with a two-year contract. That's a pretty insane Verizon Android line up hitting this month — the Razr hits around the 10th and the Galaxy Nexus is rumored to launch around then as well. We'll be back very soon with some hands-on impressions of the device, but in the meantime check out the Rezound's full specs and how it stacks up against its closest competition right here.
Oct 15, 2011
Both phones also appeared in a leak of Verizon's latest "Minimum Advertised Price" list, also to Droid Life. Each was listed with a MAP of $299.99 in the period between November 10th, 2011 and May 10th, 2012. MAP lists have usually been a fairly good indicators of both pricing and approximate release dates, but it's not unheard of to see last minute decisions render them moot.Read Article >
After the sudden decision to postpone the Galaxy Nexus announcement, we have to admit that we've had our fill of last minute decisions. Hopefully we can expect a November launch for both it and Ice Cream Sandwich. Meanwhile, there's no word, rumored or otherwise, on when we will see an announcement for the HTC Rezound.
Aug 26, 2011
The HTC Vigor has been something of an anomaly in the Android world: it's a potentially awesome smartphone with a surprisingly sparse set of rumors and images. The latter, at least, has finally been resolved by Droid Life. The styling here definitely invokes the Droid Incredible down to the angular, raised sections on the back. There's also, naturally, a mention of HTC Sense. Around front there's a front-facing camera and what appears to be a very large screen.Read Article >
Current rumors peg that screen at 4.3 inches with a massive 1280 x 720 screen resolution, along with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, LTE, Beats Audio, and an 8-megapixel camera. Those specs might just be too dreamy to be true, we admit, but it's nice to dream while the relatively ho-hum Droid Bionic currently dominates the rumor mill. Check out an image of the front of the device at the source link.