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HTC Announces NYC Event For November 3rd with a Beats Flair, Rezound Incoming?

Ready for the HTC Rezound? After a couple of weeks of talking about the Galaxy Nexus and DROID RAZR, HTC is ready to take back some of the spotlight with their latest creation. Press invites are going out for an event in NYC that they have set for next Thursday, November 3, which we are all assuming is going to be the unveiling of their Verizon Beats-equipped phone.

We gave you the first pictures and specs of this phone months ago and are excited to see it finally come to stores. Current time lines would suggest that we will see it on November 10. With an announcement happening on the 3rd, I’d say the 10th is certainly doable. You all know how Big Red loves their Thursdays.

You haven’t all written off this phone have you? With its HD screen and 1.5GHz dual-core processor, it will be a beast.

  • Gregory Dean

    Since the Galaxy Nexus has NFC and ICS, why buy anything less than that?

  • Anonymous

    Cant wait for this phone

    • Corruptt1

      can u wait bro?

  • Anonymous

    Nope,definately have not forgotten this phone. Am very interested in checking it out.

  • Anonymous

    This phone would have brought interest except there’s a Nexus on the way.  I have liked both the Incredible and the T-Bolt (partially) but I’m going with the phone that gets the updates as soon as they’re ready from Google.

    Tired of the wait game Verizon makes us play.

  • Prickee

    HTC blows Motorola phones out of the water.  So some got burned by HTC Thunderbolt, but at my job it’s still the best phone to have and it’s speeds are untouched.  Slap a extended battery and hanging with the best.  Now this phone which should be T’Bolt II.  

  • Ninjak

    Hopefully (not that I’m holding my breath), the Rezound will get ICS in the not too distant future.  One of the nice things to note is that, unlike the Galaxy Nexus, one would be able to have access to soft keys and still maintain its native 720p resolution at all times.  Not just when playing videos or in camera mode.  One of the dings i have against the Droid RAZR is that is doesn’t even support ICS’ native resolution.

  • Anonymous

    it seems like everyone in the tech world has forgotten this beast of a phone. theyve been focusing on the galaxy nexus and droid razr. both of those are amazing phones but so will the vigor. im confused cause i have no clue which of these phones ill be getting. all will be beasts

  • Anonymous

    ive been buying htc products since the touch pro 2…absolutely love my N1 and my DINC but the thunderbolt completely ruined my love for htc devices…the lack of support for that device (or any of my other non nexus products for that matter) and the abysmal battery life is what drove me to get the iphone 4S….pass on the rezound unless htc pulls some sh*t outta their ass and wows us

    • http://twitter.com/jcardea CEO Of Monster I N C

      If the Imagio didn’t deter me, i’m not sure why the thunderbolt would deter you. We forget how solid the Droid Eris was. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BGFGW5UGESWEM7BSPZJ3LRJWTY JayDub

    1st time owner of HTC phone the TBolt & last time owner of a HTC phone. NO WAY !!!!!

  • Jak_341

    Another weak offering by another Android partner. I think Google should have backed Samsung as an integrated partner instead of Motorola.

    • Anonymous

      Care to explain what is so “weak” about it? 1.5ghz dual core + 1 gig of RAM seems plenty good to me.

      • Anonymous

        Like I thought.

      • compchick813

        Agreed!

  • hatethanet

    Considering what a poor job HTC and Verizon has done with the updates for the Thunderbolt, I wonder how long it will take the Rezound will get a version of ICS that doesn’t have significant bugs.

  • http://twitter.com/Jamesdw24 Dillon wright

    I could care less about having Beats Audio on phone since I never listen to music on my phone

    • Anonymous

      So you COULD care less then?

  • Anonymous

    The back up plan.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm, unfortunately, the Snapdragon S3 is kind of…sucky. Even the 1.2GHz OMAP is better than that. The Nexus still wins the hardware. Hoping they include an SD Card here and an S-LCD Screen,

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    Sorry, no AMOLED + Sense = no sale!!

    • Anonymous

      after seeing how nice Android can look with ICS, I wonder how bad Sense will change ICS with Sense 4.0

      • Anonymous

        Sense is the only skin I actually like. Have you guys tried it out? It’s speed optimized and already has a lot of the Android 4.0 features built into it.

        • Anonymous

          Same here, Sense is very nice, but like i said, after seeing how nice Android can look stock with ICS, i wonder how bad they’ll change it with Sense 4.0.  My worry is, they’ll keep the old rosie look and skip out on the new ICS look. They can use alot of the elements and still keep sense working on it in the background rather than on the homescreen and just use widgets there, but like all press shots for HTC phones show, they use that homescreen to set the devices apart from the others, which is nice i mean they do look nice, but with how far ICS has gone in the drastic change in UI, i would like to see what HTC can do with sense to make that same jump.   I’m a person that likes change, i don’t like the same stuff all the time, its nice we get a refresh on android every so often with each upgrade, it keeps it from getting dull. *cough* i*hone *cough*

          • Anonymous

            Yea I hope they can merge Sense and ICS together and come up with something new. I even get sick of Sense from time to time. I am running Miui now. I do prefer Sense though to stock Gingerbread and ICS doesn’t look that flattering to me. It will be interesting to see what develops.

    • Anonymous

      htc has always had good displays. and sense isnt as bad as everyone says it is. its just has a lot of bloatware and unnecessary things.

  • http://twitter.com/jcardea CEO Of Monster I N C

    You can’t be serious if you’re writing this phone off because of one single mishap by HTC. None of you should be Samsung owners either considering they’ve messed up a lot in their line of phones. Dear jesus. And yes ICS will have you drooling, but as well executed phone is a well executed phone, ICS or not. You people are shameful at the least who are writing it off for your particular reasons. 

    • Anonymous

      Exactly. I’m willing to wait and see what the Rezound’s official specs are before writing it off. Hopefully HTC learned from the Thunderbolt debacle when it comes to battery life. Is there any word on the Rezound at least having some kind of HDMI on it?

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        Wasn’t just the thunderbolt all HTC devices have bad battery life

      • http://twitter.com/jcardea CEO Of Monster I N C

        I believe it’s suppose to have HDMI output, and the screen is suppose to be 780p HD. Other than that I’m not sure about the specs. 

    • compchick813

      Exactly.  This will be my next phone!

    • guest

      Single?  Battery life on MOST (not all) HTC phones is horrible. No matter how good a phone is, if you cant turn it on, its useless.

      • http://twitter.com/jcardea CEO Of Monster I N C

        My Droid eris and imagio (in terms of battery life) worked fine when i wasn’t constantly ..listening to music….playing games….etc…etc…. but If you know anything, the same thing goes with laptops. 

  • Xcution25

    A while back their where 2 hot phones coming to Att known as the Lead and Holiday,and later was a brief mention of the follow up to the Inspire called the Inspire HD.  While the latter is the newly announced Raider I’m hoping the Lead is att’s version of the Vigor.  If not then I may have to go back to Big RED.  If Apple still comes ahead of the 3 droids on verizon this holiday then witchcraft and unicorn blood really are ingredients in making the iPhone.

  • Anonymous

    Let me go out on a limb and say this is a preemptive strike on the GALAXY NEXUS’ RELEASE ON THE SAME DAY!!!!! 

    /iwish

    PS: Hey, it is Bruce Wayne’s true father’s birthday…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

    I’d like to see some scores comparing the Rezound’s cpu AND gpu vs the Galaxy Nexus’ cpu and gpu. 

    • Anonymous

      It doesn’t really matter. In real world performance you will not really notice a speed difference between the both. The GPU’s will both be capable of handle whatever they need to.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Welch/645650710 Robert Welch

    I like the red buttons. other than that it looks like all the other HTC phones. The RAZR looks way better than both the nexus and the rezound. Still gonna wait for others to review them before I go buy one. Might even just keep my OG droid for a couple more months…

  • Madcow06

    While very nice looking I’m still waiting on HTC to come out with a phone with some more drastic design changes. Most of them look so similar.

  • Anonymous

    Too bad the Thunderbolt had all those issues. The Inc2 is awesome. No issues at all. Hopefully the Rezound will not have any issues. If the battery life sux, then the phone will also.

  • Dominick DeVito

    Another phone being released with an old OS and old hardware design.

    FAIL.

    Dr. Dre should’ve approached Samsung.

    • Anonymous

      Or Moto

      • Bryan Williams

        Riiiight, cause they’re releasing their new phone with ICS on it?

        • Dominick DeVito

          I’m not the CEO of HTC or Moto, but seriously…

          …why host an EVENT to show off something that’s old already?! Am I crazy?? Then they all bitch that Android’s fragmented. Look no further than the OEMs themselves, they’re only making it worse.

          Delay it a month or two and release it with ICS. Wake up OEMs!

          • Drewfus0929

            Or they could release it now and get a ton more sales. I guarantee they are more concerned with sales then the “fragmentation” within the android ecosystem.

          • Dominick DeVito

            I doubt this phone will get a ton of sales. Time will tell.

            And if HTC isn’t worried about fragmentation – why’d they bitch when GOOG bought Moto? Because they’re afraid Moto will get everything first, OSs will be built around Moto hardware, thus giving an edge to Motorola. You think HTC didn’t bid for the Nexus this year?

            HTC will start selling more WinPhone7 devices.

          • Jboogie1289

            Down goes Frazier, Down goes Frazier!!!!!!

          • Madcow06

            Because it would likely take them longer than a month or two. Also people would then complain about how the hardware isn’t quite bleeding edge enough anymore since it got delayed, people love to do that.

        • Anonymous

          I wasn’t aware that Google has officially announced / released ICS source code.

    • Anonymous

      Technically, Gingerbread is the most current version of Android OS considering ICS is not on a single handset.  Samsung won the right to release the first ICS device.  You can’t really hate HTC.  You want them to stop making phones and close up shop until the source code is released?

      • Dominick DeVito

        Yes.

      • Dominick DeVito

        Delay it then release it with the new OS. It’s not rocket science. Everyone knew ICS was coming. Yes, Samsung won the bid to the first but not the ONLY.

        • Anonymous

          I am pretty sure that the other manufacturers don’t get ICS source code until after the Nexus is released.

      • Dominick DeVito

        Wasn’t the T-Bolt released 7 months ago? Where’s Gingerbread for it? Just coming out, what, this week?!

        Rezound owners will get ICS when G-Nex owners are rockin 4.1 Jelly Bean in the spring.

        FRAGMENTATION – it will still be a problem in 2012 it seems

        • Anonymous

          “Wasn’t the T-Bolt released 7 months ago? Where’s Gingerbread for it? Just coming out, what, this week?!”

          Thanks for supporting my point.  If it takes 7 months to get an HTC phone updated to the latest OS, you can’t possibly expect them to delay their flagship Beats device for that long just so they can release it with ICS.  In 7 months the Rezound’s specs will be mediocre.  That would be a horrible business move.  You have to look at it from HTC’s perspective:

          “Hey shareholders, sorry our profits took a dump in the 4th quarter, but we can’t release any devices until we get Ice Cream Sandwich on them.”

          Come on man.

  • Anonymous

    The thing is 1.5ghz on an S3 isn’t the same as 1.5ghz on an OMAP4.  Everyone has been saying that the S3 isn’t as good as the OMAP4.

  • Anonymous

    It will also be a beast how fast it drains the battery.

  • rjskalet

    I can’t write this phone off just because I still love my dinc. That is the only thing that would keep me on a HTC phone.

  • bigrob60

    With HTC’s security fiasco that has taken almost 2 1/2 weeks to fix, I have no interest in it’s phones.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mcasteel87 Morgan Casteel

    Beats isn’t over rated if you know what you’re doing. Try the headphones instead of reading about them. instead of mp3′s use AAC’s.They restrict less of the content of the file. Anyone who as spent countless hours in the studio will tell you how good the difference is. Compare it to the best audio quality from the ipod or the new sony walkmans

    • rjskalet

      I agree with you but you really have to know what your doing in order to get the most out of them and the technology.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      I wish I had a rolleyes emote to reply to this comment .. 

    • Anonymous

      I’ve tried them. They suck. You shouldn’t have to spend time setting them up to sound good.  The $30 pair of sennheiser’s I bought my girlfriend sound better than any beats.

    • Sputnick

      The Beats headphones aren’t bad but they’re nothing special when compared to higher end Sennheiser or Bose

  • Anonymous

    the testers that were testing this phone was also testing the Galaxy NEXUS and they said the Vigor performs better but its likely because Android 4.0 is still fresh.  But of course, the Vigor is clocked at 1.5ghz whereas the Razr and G-Nex are only at 1.2ghz

    I wonder if the selling point of the Vigor is the fact it has beats, 1.5ghz dual core processor and the HD screen and Incredible like design?  Could very well be.

    I also wonder if this will launch before the Galaxy Nexus or after, seeing how its clocked at 1.5 it might be after so there is no tech jump back and forth, it would make sense (literally, no pun intended) but of course, Verizon doesn’t always know how to make sense either…

    • Madcow06

      Clock speeds on completely different chips are not very comparable.

      • Anonymous

        Your right, but i was mostly trying to point out that Verizon will use clock speeds as selling points.

        They have in the past when most cases it doesn’t matter, just like higher megapixel cameras being argued that there better when there not,  thats what I’m trying to point out here, i could care less about what core type it uses, its a damn phone for fucks sake

        • Madcow06

          I feel bad for the people that actually listen to the verizon reps when they go to pick out a phone.

    • Arenaboi

      Oh please, the Omap 4XXX platform is LITERALLY years ahead of the ANCIENT cpu design Qualcomm is still pimping to HTC.  They HAVE to crank it to 1.5Ghz on their A8 CPU to even compete with the A9 based OMAP 4 series, the Exynos line, Apple’s A5 (well actually ANY SOC being used currently EXCEPT Qualcomm).  So people please STOP with the “OH WOW IT’S 1.5GHZ!!!!!” comments.  Read up on the tech being used and stop drooling everytime HTC and Qualcomm stitch a higher overclocked number on ANCIENT CPU’s that should have been retired at the end of 2009

      • Anonymous

        Your wrong about the A8 thing, its an A9 because there are no dual core A8′s with LTE.

        and I was only passing along info that i was given, i could care less if you believe me or not.  Sick and tired of being flamed or have assholes responding with rude ass remarks each time i post something they don’t want to see.  Get over yourself

        • Arenaboi

          It is NOT based on an A9…Qualcomm will not be releasing the MSM8960 until NEXT YEAR…their dual core is their own modification of 2 A8′s put together.  Anyone who knows anything about mobile CPU’s will tell you Qualcomm’s 8960 is not out and won’t be out this year and all current CPU’s (INCLUDING DUAL CORE’S) are based on the A8!!

          • Anonymous

            Yawn, seriously? your gonna continue your drivel?  You sound like a 12 year old arguing that Pokemon is better than Digimon.

          • Arenaboi

            Quoting facts anyone can look up on AnandTech is drivel?  I’m sorry you are simply wrong, and since you can’t come up with any facts to back up your claim that, ” its an A9 because there are no dual core A8′s with LTE”, I sound like a 12 year old lol.  Taking this conversation to the maturity level of your last comment about Pokemon and whatevever a Digimon is, shows you shouldn’t talk about specs for machinery you obviously have no clue about.  And you’re right, there are as of yet no dual core CPU’s on Verizon’s LTE based on the A8, this will be the first, which is what I said in my first comment

          • snapdragonFan

            Its not a modification of 2 A8′s put together, its a completely different core designed from ground up, compliant with the same ARM ARM the A8 is compliant with.

          • Arenaboi

            I’m curious, and I truly mean this without any attitude…Do you know why Qualcomm chose to stick with the A8 ARM when designing their current processors when the rest of the ones we see went on to the A9? Are there certain advantages I am unaware of?  Thanks

          • snapdragonFan

            The A8 and A9 as per ARM’s website is based off ARMv7-A Cortex, here ARM stand for Architecture Reference Manual. The difference in A8 and A9 is how they designed the core and other components on the chip, possibly deeper pipelines, more micro architecture improvements to enhance IPC(instructions per cycle).  Qualcomm’s core is also ARMv7-A Cortex compliant, it just has a different pipeline, different micro architecture improvements,etc.  All must still run the same instructions and produce the same results. So you can’t say why not base off the A9, as qualcomm designs to a spec(ARMv7-A Cortex) not a design ARM puts out.  I’m not sure of the metrics, but qaulcomm’s processor might/might not be better than the A9.  Its all in how well each design team optimized the micro architecture while still maintaining compliance with ARMv7-A Cortex

          • Staticx57

            Its not A8. It is compliant with the instruction code. Its the same as AMD with x86. Their processors are not modified Intel cores.

  • Anonymous

    How thin (or thick) is the phone? How much does it weigh? I’ve gotten over HTC and their tank-like build. I’m into slim and sleek these days.

    • Anonymous

      That’s the one thing that I really don’t like about the Rezound.  It looks like it will be a tank also.

    • TomHolmes

      I really don’t mind the heft of the Thunderbolt, but when I heard they were packing all of this power into a phone with a 4.3″ screen, I lost interest. Originally, they talked about a 4.5″, so it was a great disappointment when that changed. I realize it isn’t HTC’s fault that our expectations were incorrect, but that doesn’t stop me from being unhappy about it.

  • rick

    The whole waiting for OS updates with HTC and Moto really put a damper on this device and the Razr. I think the Nexus, even with its minimal flaws, is still the way to go. Really, in the end, I just want vanilla android.  Is that asking sooo much?  

    • Anonymous

      Motorola gets updates up faster than most.

    • Bryan Williams

      No it’s not, rick.  Just buy the Galaxy Nexus.

  • Guttatae22

    Im sorry but the thunderbolt made me turn my back on HTC

  • Guest

    Beats is over rated…look up any review on the headphones and they are not that good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mcasteel87 Morgan Casteel

    I can’t wait for this phone. It’s a musician’s/geek’s dream phone. 1.5 dual core with 1gb of ram, beats audio **drooling**

    • Jarred Sutherland

      You obviously don’t know much about Beats…

      • http://www.facebook.com/mcasteel87 Morgan Casteel

        I have an hp dv7-4180us with beats audio. You guys can try and convince yourself the gnex will be better but they specs just can’t lie. Maybe the Beats haters don’t know how to use the lil mixer? I think it’s funny that the trolls on here who trash beats still think the only thing Beats audio about the phone is the earbuds.

        • Jarred Sutherland

          Beats earbuds are made by another company and then re-badged to be sold at a higher price. As far as it being a hardware device, most Android devices have had an unused DSP in them for awhile now, take a look at CM7 it does make use of this. 

          Beats by Dre is nothing more than a brand name that you end up paying more for because you believe it does something it actually doesn’t do. It’s like people that spend $100 for a monster HDMI cable and swear up and down it gives a better picture. 

          Hint. It doesn’t, but your brain tells you it better because you just dropped $100 on a cable you could have had for $4. And .. FYI, I am not buying the G-Nexus .. I don’t even use a Android powered device now.

        • Abigail Savage

          Actually engadget did an interesting write-up on the HTC Sensasion XE where they investigated the beats stuff and it really is only an eq setting that gets turned on when you plug the included beats headphones in. If it was a hardware improvement, that would’ve been interesting. But it’s just a typical EQ setting for boosted highs and lows.

          http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/13/htc-sensation-xe-with-beats-audio-review/

          • Anonymous

            yeah, and it can be installed on any Sense 3.x device with a custom rom/root. There is an installable apk on XDA  that enables this.  I tried it, and it actually sounds identical to the SRS function on the ThunderBolt

          • Jarred Sutherland

            It’s monster HDMI cable all over again .. except they don’t actually do anything except drain your wallet! At least these enable the EQ .. lol.

          • Anonymous

            True, and your battery lol

          • Jboogie1289

            Whoa!!! Can you say “BEATS” down!!!!!!!!!!!!! (getting a comparison to the T-Bolt, uh oh!!!). Just saying…..

          • Anonymous

            I’m running it on my OG EVO and it actually sounds damn good! Especially with DSP Manager… Oh and I’m using a $4 pair of Palm Pre headphones…RIP. They actually sound quite good!

          • http://www.facebook.com/mcasteel87 Morgan Casteel

            Either way it’s more than just earbuds. The speaker on the back is what caught my eye. It’s the same type of outside carvings you would see on an hp laptop with beats. The XE doesn’t have that on the back so it makes me think/hope that beats will be able to play with good quality without the ear buds

    • Anonymous

      I am also a musician/geek and I want absolutely nothing to do with this phone.

    • dr. gellar

      I’m an artist as well. You plan on producing with this phone?? I’m not sure it can handle Pro Tools.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mcasteel87 Morgan Casteel

        I never said anything about producing with this phone. I’m a musician (i like to listen to music) with the best audio quality I can find. ANY music quality upgrade is better than what HTC has been doing with music. I’m on Verizon and this is the first phone from them with decent audio quality. You guys need to quit finding things to fight about. If you don’t like this phone go somewhere else instead of hanging out here picking on people who have finally found a phone that makes them happy.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OAF5JNKDKU53MBFAJ7HZCXBHVE jwal

          You don’t seem to get it. The Beats Audio “technology” doesn’t make your music sound better.  It’s just a bunch of EQ settings. You could do the same thing on your existing phone with existing software.

        • Sputnick

          I dont know what phone you have now but try installing PowerAMP (there’s a free trial).  This coupled with some decent over the ear headphones will produce great sound with some EQ settings.  Being that you’re a musician, figured you might enjoy trying to get that “perfect” sound.  Beats is a gimmick, but if you’re pysched about  it..I’m not going to try to sway you away from it.

  • J RIDD

    No I haven’t written this phone off just yet, but the battery life will tell the whole story. 

  • Dominick DeVito

    I hope this phone has some surprises.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      Battery at 14%, plugin now to recharge… SURPRISE!

      • Jboogie1289

        Poof, Pow, Biff, Bamm!!!!! +1.

  • Guest

    7th!

  • Anonymous

    It doesn’t seem to bode well that we’ve already seen replacement batteries for this in the range of 2750mAh…

    • Anonymous

      It is not a coincidence. 

  • dr. gellar

    The first and last HTC phone I’ll ever own is the thunderbolt I’m on right now.

    • dr. gellar

      Furthermore, this whole”beats” marketing gimmick is simply an effort to gain more market share of the urban demographic. Good move IMO.

      • Anonymous

        Marketing was always Monster’s strong suit. $100 HDMI cables come to mind.

        • Anonymous

          Remember the $299 monster hdmi cables that endorsed 1080p high speed? lol  It made me sick seeing that price tag when i had to sell them at CC :(

          Us employees got them for 80% off retail, shows how much they truly were. still got mine from MonoPrice instead, although there are differences in quality in HDMI cables regardless, some break easy and some aren’t shielded well, but $100 or even $50 is absurd…

    • Anonymous

      i cant believe you all hate the thunderbolt. my droid incredible was the best. i loved that phone.

      • Rbess1965

        Obviously the Thunderbolt was not a good follow up to the Incredible. I had it for 12 days and returned it. Maybe that failure was enough to convince HTC to go back and build a better device like the Dinc.  I have the Droid Charge and feel that it, as well as the other three initial 4G devices (yes including the late to the party Bionic), were released merely to get LTE rolling. I bet this next generation of units will be more refined. I for one was eagerly awaiting the Nexus but I will be taking a step back until all three are released, the reviews are in and I the best one rises to the top. They all should do better this time around.

  • Rogmon

    Still a possibility… let’s see what HTC has to say!

  • Eddie

     I’m happy about this if only to compete with motorolaa

  • Anonymous

    Please feel free to write this phone off, for a number of a reasons not even related to other phones.

    • Anonymous

      You are such a tease….  I love it.  Sounds like sexy nex wins this one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Wilson/1491637008 Scott Wilson

    I am curious to see how the battery life is in this phone. I may pursue it.