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HTC Vigor Will Be the Rezound at Launch?


Has the HTC Vigor been renamed as the Rezound? Internal Verizon systems are certainly hinting at that being the name. The word “Rezound” first popped up a week or so ago along with the Rhyme in a DLNA filing, but at that time, no one had any idea that it was going to be this device.  The model number of ADR6425 is how we are coming to the conclusion that this is the Vigor.

What does that mean for the Incredible HD name? We’re still hearing that it could be a possibility, although this is starting to look pretty official.

Thoughts on the name?

  • Anonymous

    I’m just going to call mine “The cell phone formerly known as Vigor”. Should keep me from hearing a rezounding laugh from the people I tell the real name to.

  • Screw it…just call it “HTC metal up your ass”. m/

  • Anonymous

    …..I just got a $827.89 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HTV for only $251.92, they are both coming tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prîces at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37″ HTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for. I use

  • Anonymous

    …….I just got a $827.89 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HTV for only $251.92, they are both coming tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prîces at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37″ HTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for. I use http://alturl.com/jersm

  • Anonymous

    IIIIIIIIIIIIII……………….I just got a $827.89 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HTV for only $251.92, they are both coming tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prîces at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37″ HTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for. I use

  • BionicCommando3421

    That is possibly the worst idea I have ever heard. Incredible hd is way better.

  • II was looking forward to the name vigor actually

  • Havoc

    Rezound, that has to be the stupidest name i ever heard, Vigor is better than that

  • Doug

    Rezound really is a douchey name. I think Vigor or incredible hd is way better. Like hundreds of times better. I will never call it the rezound.

    • Doug

      please change back to Vigor. pretty please?!?!

  • Hate the Z in the there, reminds me of when it was cool to throw an X in everything “XTREME!!!!!”

  • Guttatae22

    Well u can always just tell people a different name if your asked what device u are holding just tell em its the Droid HD or Thunderbolt 2 etc I know that’s what I’m going to do lol…

    • Anonymous

      Two face tool

  • Bear0013

    iI was playing withe bionic yesterday…..sucky screen….but nice phone feels great and looks great ..way better in person the pics don’t do it justice

  • Anonymous

    who cares what it’s called, if you’re in the know, and wish to, call it the vigor…htc’s 4G phone…what have you…does a name really make a phone?

    • Anonymous

      Agree I could care less what it is called as long as it works good and does what I need it to do.

  • ngaplz23

    I think they should keep the name vigor. It sounds the coolest out of the 3.

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  • Anonymous

    More importantly what about the 3 diffrent samsungs that are shown?

  • I would hang my head in shame if I carried around a phone with that name. Epic Fail!

    • Jinpachi Mishima

      Samsung Epic Fail 4G

  • If I buy this phone and it’s named the rezound I’m just going to tell people I have an Incredible HD. 

  • Anonymous

    Here’s hoping we get another AMOLED device again since apparently Moto is gonna start getting sammy’s SAMOLED screens.

    lets take a look at what has been leaked so far:

    HTC Rhyme (Bliss) – announced
    HTC Raider (Holiday) – announced Korea
    HTC Hero S (Kingdom) – leaked in Cellular ad
    HTC Explorer (Pico) – leaked press shot
    HTC Bass (Runnymede) – leaked press shot
    HTC Rezound (Vigor) – leaked press shot and Verizon ROM
    HTC Beat (???) – leaked in the wild, no press shot yet

    I’m probably missing one, but these are likely the devices they are going to announce Oct 6 at DroidCon

    Rhyme has a focus on women, but it comes with earbuds (sound related name)
    Bass has a focus on beats (sound related name)
    Rezound has a focus on beats (sound related name) (is a play on words for resonance)
    Beat has a focus on beats and is a wifi only PMP
    Names when odd like this are better for word of mouth advertising since it won’t get confused with other names or products.  Mainly, take the Wii for example, everyone thought the name was stupid.  Kinect, same thing, when you say the name or hear it, people know what they are.  coming up with names is pretty difficult when you have a large catalog of products that get new ones added almost every month or so.
    Rezound sounds ok, in my personal opinion, saying Vigor would probably be a bad choice of a name
    Incredible HD or Rezound would be good though, and while were talking names, lets see what these might sound like, even if we don’t get the DROID branding.
    DROID Incredible HD
    DROID Vigor
    DROID Rezound

    and for kicks,

    DROID ThunderBolt 2 Touch 4G LTE

    • Anonymous

      Htc comes with a bad device every week

  • Interstellarmind

    Both names are kind of dumb. What will matter are screen resolution, camera imaging sensor, and chip set.

    It’ll be between this and the Samsung nexus in a battle of what’s under the hood.

  • Anonymous

    Well thats interesting, the name has to do with audio.

    ReZound is a digital audio editor, primarily for, but not limited to the Linux operating system.

  • pj

    If this is not gonna be the Incredible HD then they better be packing some real heat back at the lab!

  • Mike Mike

    Am I a snob if I pass on this phone now just because the name is terrible? Seriously, though, this new name is possibly the worst phone name ever

    • Anonymous

      If you choose a phone based on the name you sound like an apple fanboy. Just saying the name has nothing to do with the phone. I forgot that a name makes a phone perform better. /s

  • Anonymous


  • brandon holley

    Ah well rezound will eventually grow on me. At the end of the day i wouldn’t care if it was called the HTC fruitcake as long as the specs are true and the phone is an amazing piece of tech ill be happy.

    • Vanilla Ice

      Thank you. No ones bitching about name “ice cream sandwich ” thats worse. I just have good expectations about this phone.

    • Leonzjrny

      HTC Fruitcake!  HAHAHAHA!!!   Awesome!!

    • Anonymous

      It might be worse than the Thunderbolt

  • I don’t care what they call it.  I want it.  

  • Did anyone really think it would be called the Vigor? It’s called a codename just like the Thunderbolt’s was mecha, the Bionic’s was Targa, etc.

    • Anonymous

      Vigor has been trademarked in the US by HTC, the name was copyrighted back in 2008 with a bunch of others, then it wasn’t used, then recently (the past few months) the name popped up again only this time as a codename supposedly.

      Tbolt was originally thought to be the Incredible HD, then Mecha got thrown into the mix when the name popped up on the HTC Sense website, then removed, then a few months forwards to December, a leak on HTC’s own website (flash ad) named it the ThunderBolt, throwing everyone off guard.

    • I don’t think a lot of people thought it would launch as the Vigor, but nobody was guessing “Rezound” that’s gotta be the worst phone name ever. Not that it really matters, they can call it anything they want if the battery can make it through a whole day of use I’ll buy it.

  • Anonymous

    I told these sheeps that this device will disappoint a lot of people lol 🙂

    • kurttrail

      Butt hurt?

      • Anonymous

        It seems that i hit a nerve lol. I bet you told your mother that a guy told you that your future device will suck lol

    • Anonymous

      It isnt a moto so it can’t disappoint or take 9 months to come out like the bionic=)

      • Anonymous

        What did you expect? They change the whole design of the device. They also added more ram, the webdock and omap instead of tegra

  • Anonymous

    yea, that was my thought as well.

  • Anonymous

    they put this maybe because they acquired beast sound lol. Resound meaning making the speakers better.

  • Anonymous

    The droid bionic has the nicer name out of them all and then the droid extreme 🙂

    • Anonymous

      and the rezound is the nicer phone=) you can have your nicer name I’ll take the better phone.

      • Anonymous

        The Bionic has both, the name and the specs

        • Anonymous

          They have the same specs except screen and processor with the edge going to the vigor in screen and the processor you can say will be better in the bionic but there is a reason the tester said the vigor was better hardware wise than the prime with the prime having the same processor as the bionic.

          • Anonymous

            The vigor processor its old so is the gpu. It is not a9 cortex like ghe the bionic, prime and iphone. I will give htc the screen. The bionic photon and atrix are the devices with the most features 🙂

          • Anonymous

            most features? What webtop the thing that 95% of people have no clue what it is or will ever use it? Please if that is what you are clinging to to get yourself through the day with thinking you have the better phone then go right ahead=)

          • Anonymous

            Not only that hdmi mirror, ddr2 of ram zumocast, moto’s sound quality and build quality ;.) better battery than vigor. Now tell me what doe the vigor has better than the bionic rather than the display

          • Anonymous

            How do you know the vigor wont do hdmi mirror or have ddr2 ram? Also the bionic is having issues with sound quality so wouldnt say thats a strong point. The vigor will most likely be able to do voice and data at the same time over 3g and lte. Not to mention since the vigor isnt out you are speculating about battery. Nobody knows how the battery will be or how it will compare to the bionic. Plus zumocast is another most people dont know about.

          • Anonymous

            Htc cant compete with moto the only one that come close is samsung. So how do you know htc will have a hd display? They could leave the super lcd in it and not the hd one. You are the one speculating.

          • Anonymous

            Youre speculating about performance things I was talking about specs which sources are usually pretty good. Guess we will find out in a few weeks:)

          • Anonymous

            Yea lets see how it goes. If it is nice with a good battery life and nice sound it can be king. But then droid razor will be king and so on

  • Anonymous

    HTC could of put a 1800 battery in this thing

  • Anonymous

    incredible hd it is the best name for this outdated device

  • Anonymous

    That is a very ugly name

    • Bear0013

      Sheeps lol…bahhhaahahhaah

      • Anonymous

        You are one of them

  • Bewara2009

    Oh well at least the specs are the same! 

  • Rick

    Stupid name, lets hope not.

  • Davros

    Rezound name sucks. At least stick with Vigor. I think they should call it the Vader. 😉 I wont be happy if I go spend $580 on something called Rezound 🙁

  • Customfib

    They used lightning to advertise the Thunderbolt, what will they use for rezound?

    • James_Ever

      Bells and whistles?

    • Anonymous

      Sound waves? audio? music notes?

      Rez-sound = Rezound

      almost says Res = resolution and sound  😛
      resonance being the true meaning here, but its a play on words both ways 

  • Sporty

    Went to Radio Shack today and their system shows a release date of Oct. 20th and the name as Incredible HD…..so take it as you will….

  • IMO I could care less what the name is as long as the specs mean that it will be a phone that can provide quality use for the next 2 years.

  • Dan

    In reality are there any good cellphone names? The G1, The X, The Fascinate, The My Touch, outside of the original “DROID” the names have been pretty meh.

    • Anonymous

      The codenames are always better than what they actually come up with why is that? The HTC Mecha is much better than the Thunderbolt and the samsung stealth was much better than the charge….they should just stick to the codenames they are better imo

  • Absolutely terrible name. A consumer wants to be proud of their device when people ask what it is.. Vigor sounds cool and strong, even Incredible HD sounds good, or Thunderbolt2… but rezound? Horrible. This is the phone I’ve had my eye on for months, but now I’m thinking I may go for the Samsung Prime. Seriously, the name is very important.

    • lol that is really superficial of you…

      • we live in a superficial world. just calling it like I see it.

    • Anonymous

      Then go buy an iphone if you care that much about a name

  • Stupid name.

    On second thought, I don’t really give a damn what they call I just want it!!

  • jimbob

    What’s the over/under on the months this will be delayed? 2?

  • Jason Purp

    Why are the code names for all of these phones better than the final names?

  • Boblevel

    I’d rather call it the ADR6425L than the Rezound…LOL….


  • Jmanin

    Horrible name. Hope its the Incredible HD.

  • compchick813

    Weird name, but whatever they call it, this is going to be my next phone.

  • Mrbrooks418

    Dislike the name, love the specs……

  • Anonymous

    All these music related names for phones are gonna get real old real fast.

  • Anonymous

    rezound seems as official as were going to get. its a beats phone and with a name like rezound you can tell its going to be a phone whos main focus is on sound, or music.


    hmmm, i think i like the htc vigor better than rezound….sounds stupid.

    • tjmonkey15

      I agree.

  • Eciv2006

    I dont care what it’s called It could be called mushroom tip for all I care. How’s the battery life? I don’t think I’ll go with htc again until the battery life gets better. Who wants to buy an extended battery? 1650 mah isn’t enough. My thunderbolt that I have now is a real disappointment.

    • Razrback501

      I agree. I’m not happy with my Thunderbolt either. HTC will have to greatly improve battery life for me to consider this phone. Right now I am only interesed in the Nexus Prime. Samsung phones aren’t known for their horrible battery life.

      • Anonymous

        But they are known for their cheap plastic

  • Rezound is the worst of the 3.  Very un-hip.

    BTW thanks for posting more news on the weekend Kellex.  I find myself coming here on the weekend often even though no news is posted.  I been seeing more and more of it lately though =)

  • Rezound name = rezounding failure

    Leave it as the Vigor or Incredible HD.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      But it has a Z instead of an S, so that makes it more hip to the kids of tomorrow.

  • Dan

    This phones gonna be so dope cant wait for it to come out

  • Rezound is a reziculous name…

  • Anonymous

    if i hated the name so much i’d just refer to it as “an htc phone” when i talk about it with my friends

    • lmao good one, “the htc what?” nah…just htc.

      • DBK

        Perfect. The HTC. I like it.  🙂

        • Anonymous

          You are a tool lol

          • man if your that upset with your purchase of the bionic bring it back.  You were aware it would be out spec’ed quickly.  trying to shoot done everything better spec’ed is just making you look like the tool.
            if your happy with the bionic than what is your purpose to post so many posts down talking this phone.
            we cant convince you if the bionic is good or bad to you only you can so give it a damn break already.

            Oh and i dont plan on getting this phone either, But at least wait until we see what bugs this phone brings before you start up on it. right now it kills most out there. But probably the battery also we’ll have to wait and see but on paper you have no leg to stand on at this point and time.

          • Anonymous

            There’s no reason to cry turd. I will have time to exchange my bionic if i want but i won’t. Htc always fail anyways

      • HTC – Self Titled. 

      • Jikhead

        It’s the HTC ‘htc’….

      • High Tech Computer.

  • Tabe

    All these audio related names are gonna be super annoying…

  • Anonymous

    I wasn’t a huge fan of “Vigor” but even that sounds waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better then the “Rezound”…

  • Rick

    Hideous name.

  • Anonymous

    “Thoughts on the name?”…

    “What phone is that?” “Its the new HTC Rezound”…
    ummm… Gay 😉

    • Dan

      The phone likes other phones of the same gender? hmmm doesn’t make sense to me

      • Anonymous

        I think he meant the phone is merry or happy to be released:)

        • duquan

          No, you homos. He’s using the word “gay” as a derogatory term. Gay has a few different meanings, one of them is “stupid.”

          • Anonymous

            Thanks for the confirmation because I was being very sarcastic I know what gay can mean. Smh

          • Anonymous

            ” you homos”.. hey, thats offensive ROFL

          • i was thinking all the phones were female they all have places to stick things in nothing hanging out.

          • Anonymous

            But my Thunderbolt has a kickstand, so there not all females!   😉

      • Rick

        no what he ment too say is this phone takes a AA battery right in its backside…call it the marriage.

    • Anonymous

      doesnt sound gay to me, atleast not as “gay” as ‘samsung galaxy s ii epic 4g touch’ does.

      • Epic 4G No-No Touch

      • EC8CH

        I laugh every time I hear a commercial for it.

        When they say the name it sounds like they’re rushing through a legal disclaimer.

  • Anonymous

    I could care less what its called just release it lol.

    • Vanilla Ice