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HTC and Verizon Announce the Rezound with Beats Audio, Available November 14 for $299

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HTC has just announced their latest creation on stage in NYC, the Rezound, an Android device loaded with top-of-the-line specs and Beats audio that will run on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Using it’s 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 4.3″ HD 720p screen, there aren’t many phones that can match it. Other specs/features include dual cameras (8MP capable of shooting 1080p in the back, 2MP in the front), 1GB of RAM, Android 2.3.5, 1620mAh battery, 16GB on-board storage, and HTC Sense 3.5.

The Rezound will be available in stores on November 14 for the on contract price of $299 which includes a set of Beats by Dre ear buds.

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HTC And Verizon Wireless Unveil HTC Rezound™, First Smartphone In The U.S. To Feature Beats Audio™

HTC Rezound breaks new ground with introduction of advanced audio and high-definition visual experience

HTC Corporation, a global designer of mobile devices, and Verizon Wireless today announced the HTC Rezound™, the only phone in the United States with Beats Audio™ integration. A result of the recent partnership between HTC and Beats, the HTC Rezound delivers a powerful entertainment experience with unparalleled audio and multimedia capabilities highlighted by a 4.3-inch true HD 720p display. The HTC Rezound, a premium designed smartphone that includes the latest HTC Sense experience and access to Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, will be available exclusively from Verizon Wireless on Nov. 14.

“HTC is dedicated to delivering the latest in sight and sound innovation and we’re excited to be introducing the first U.S. smartphone featuring Beats Audio technology,” said Peter Chou, CEO, HTC Corporation. “Paired with Verizon Wireless’ blazing-fast 4G LTE network and a robust multimedia experience, the HTC Rezound enables customers to enjoy their favorite music and entertainment on-the-go like never before.”

The HTC Rezound enables customers to hear music the way the artist intended with unique audio tuning by Beats that delivers thundering bass, soaring midrange and crisp highs. Unique to HTC, the HTC Rezound also includes new lightweight Beats headphones, created exclusively to integrate with the Beats’ audio profile on the device. Hands-free calling is easy with the built-in microphone and the on-cable remote to pause, advance or rewind and answer a call mid-track.

“HTC fully recognizes the destruction to audio caused by the digital revolution. They embrace our vision to repair this ecosystem and bring the feeling from the recording studio to the smartphone,“ said Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Beats By Dr. Dre. “This is only the beginning of our plan to fix how music is delivered.”

Lightning-fast mobile entertainment
The HTC Rezound is the first HTC smartphone to feature a true HD 720p display and is perfect for enjoying high-quality entertainment on the 4.3-inch super LCD screen. HTC Watch puts an entire library of the latest premium movies and TV shows right at your fingertips. Using a wireless connection, HTC Watch uses progressive download technology on the HTC Rezound which makes it possible to watch videos without waiting for them to finish downloading. Customers can rent or purchase videos through HTC Watch and enjoy content on up to five different HTC devices. The HTC Rezound features Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) connectivity, so customers can watch content from the device on an HDTV, including 5.1 surround sound and SRS WOW™ HD surround to take advantage of a home theater setup. Equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, the HTC Rezound offers a speedy mobile experience even for the most demanding media enthusiast.

“HTC Rezound combines sleek design, innovative entertainment features and the power of Verizon Wireless network to create a multimedia phone that consumers have been waiting for,” said Jeff Dietel, vice president of marketing, for Verizon Wireless. “4G LTE speeds take mobile entertainment to a new level, providing customers with advanced functionality in a phone they can count on for everyday use.”

Advanced multimedia features
The HTC Rezound boasts an 8-megapixel camera featuring autofocus, dual LED flash, a f/2.2 and 28mm wide-angle lens with BSI sensor to fit more of the scene into every shot and for better low-light performance. The enhanced camera features available through HTC Sense offer new scenes and effects such as panoramic mode for capturing life on a grand scale or action burst scene for the perfect action shot.

For self-portraits or video conversations, the HTC Rezound also features a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. With a 1080p camcorder, the HTC Rezound enables customers to record a perfect moment with stunning clarity and incredible stereo sound, perfect for sharing on YouTube or Facebook. Customers can also wirelessly send their media to a compatible TV for looking at videos or pictures with friends and family using Digital Living Network Alliance® (DLNA).

HTC Sense
Featuring the latest version of HTC Sense, the HTC Rezound enables people to create a unique and intuitive user experience that matches their personal preference and lifestyle. A customizable active lockscreen experience transforms the lockscreen into a real-time window to the most important information and content, such as social updates, photos, weather or stock updates that are viewed by simply turning on the display. In addition, the new active lockscreen becomes a customizable gateway that lets people quickly jump to the most used features, like making a phone call, sending an email, taking a picture or anything else with the same quick gesture usually used to unlock the phone.

HTC Sense also delivers a new group messaging experience simplifying group and multimedia messaging so people can stay up-to-date on the latest conversations quickly and easily. People can view recent status updates from popular social networks in one place using FriendStream™, as well as sync their contact list with all email accounts and social networks for smooth integration.

“HTC and Beats have been important partners to Best Buy over the years and we are thrilled to help them bring the HTC Rezound on the Verizon Wireless network to consumers,” said Scott Anderson, head of merchandising for Best Buy Mobile. “This is going to be a big holiday for smartphones and people will be looking for new and different features. The HTC Rezound, with HTC’s mobile expertise and audio excellence from Beats, will be a great option for our customers.”

Additional features

  • Mobile Hotspot capability: share 4G connection with up to ten Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Operating System: Android 2.3™ (Gingerbread) with latest HTC Sense – an upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) will be available in early 2012
  • Internal Memory: 16 GB on-board memory, 1 GB DDR2 RAM
  • Memory Card: 16 GB MicroSD™ pre-installed
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth®: 3.0 – support for headset, hands-free, stereo, phonebook access and object push for vCard and vCalendar
  • GPS: GPS/AGPS
  • Battery: 1,620 mAh
  • Special Features: HDMI (through MHL), G-sensor, Light sensor, Compass, Proximity sensor, MicroUSB, USIM/CSIM/ISIM, audio jack and Wireless Charging capable
  • Chipset: Qualcomm® MSM8660 1.5GHz, Qualcomm® MDM9600
  • Dimensions: 129 x 65.5 x 13.65 mm

Availability
The HTC Rezound will be available beginning Nov. 14 at Verizon Wireless and at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers who purchase the HTC Rezound will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 for monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data. Customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/Rezound to sign up for more information.

About HTC
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative devices that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.

About Beats Electronics LLC
Established in 2006, Beats Electronics is the brainchild of legendary artist and producer Dr. Dre and Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records Jimmy Iovine, who set out to develop a new type of headphone with the capability to reproduce the full spectrum of sound that musical artists and producers hear in professional recording studios. For more information, please visithttp://beatsbydre.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visitwww.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library atwww.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

  • Anonymous

    Imma play Sherlock Holmes for a moment:

    If the Droid Razr by Motorola is confirmed for Nov 11th, and three days later, the HTC Rezound goes on sale, can we assume that ANOTHER THREE DAYS later, the mighty Galaxy Nexus will be available?That puts us at Nov 17th, one of the rumored release dates, AND a Thursday…Hmmm, what do you think, Watson?

  • hatethanet

    Considering how slow (not to mention extremely buggy) Thunderbolt software updates came from HTC and Verizon, what makes anyone think the Rezound will get a good version of ICS anytime soon?

  • Motorcyclemike

    I thought I read somewhere that this would be a Global phone? Is the Nexus going to be Global?

    • sm

      looks like none of these 3 phones are GLOBAL

  • Typo

    Rezound, Nexus, Droid4…Decisions, decisions…Either way my OG should have a worthy successor…CAN’T WAIT!!! 

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else out there just waiting to test the Razr, G-Nex, and the Rezound in person like me before making a thoughtful decision? I’m torn.. 

    • Anonymous

      I am…..When I got the OG Droid, I tried out the Galaxy S n the OG Droid before getting the OG Droid…Not to mention I when through quite a few hands on and reviews on youtube before final decision…and I must say, I have not complained once about the choice I made……but its time for an upgrade now.

  • sm

    so it’s not a global phone, right?

  • Kierra

    I probably wont get this just bc I think HTC is being lazy. This thing is somehow thicker than the TBolt and they didnt even try to upgrade the battery…

  • Drummer62

    This device is actually thicker than the T-bolt??  yikes. T-bolt is 13.20mm thick and this is 13.65. How come HTC couldn’t make their LTE device any thinner than this? 

    • Anonymous

      Its thicker thanks to the textured backing i guess, but i have yet to see size dimensions and the video comparison of these two on YouTube shows the Rezound is slightly thinner, not thicker

  • Fate

    I can’t believe that so many people on here are complaining about all the love that the Nexus is getting. You should expect the Nexus to get the most attention and love. You should be celebrating a new Nexus. Are you really surprised that a Google phone is the best and most highly anticipated soon-to-be released phone? If for some weird reason you like the Rezound better, then great. But don’t take it out on the best phone coming out. 

    • Anonymous

      To be honest all 3 are great, a flavor for everyone with features on each that not all have.

      Here’s some highlights

      RAZR has a thin design, but non-removable battery and one of the first Motorola phones to have a Super AMOLED screen.

      Rezound has more highlights, 1.5Ghz dual core, Beats, Incredible camera, first 720p display (yes first since NEXUS isn’t launching until the 17th, :P) FFC 2.0mp camera

      NEXUS First ICS phone, NFC, 4.65″ HD Super AMOLED, NEXUS class with NEXUS accessories, buttonless design (first Sammy with a notification LED)

      I might have missed some but those are the key highlights i see in each of those devices, as will the average geek, of course tech extremes that look at core power and clock rates will see more, but not everyone thinks like that nor needs it.

    • Mule0331

      And just how is the Nexus the best phone out there? Aside from the software, which at this point is better than anything else, what is better? I’ll give you NFC, but there isnt 1 other thing about that Samsung phone that is better than anything else out there. All the other phones will upgrade to ICS soon, so the software wont even be an issue. When you compare phone to phone, its on par at best with everything else on the market.

      • kianjudah

        I agree with Fate. And I think you answered your own question. Newest software that no other phone has. NFC. Is that not enough reasons? 

        • Riverjao

          Yeah, I agree with Fate and Fate. And did anyone mention that the screen is infinitely better than the one on the Rezound? 

      • Binglut9

        Battery life, and this thing is a tank…..i want a thin phone not no chode

    • http://www.flayme.com/troll/ nAnatroll

      if the nexus had been selected to be made by a worthy OEM I would be just as excited as you guys. While I do love my high end Sammy PDP TV I got this year, I know that their phones just don’t cut it. I’ll wait for MOTO to make the next nexus. I mean google did buy them out afterall. Its only a matter of time…

      Until then I’ll stick with my RAZR

  • http://twitter.com/BrownDanielUSN Daniel Brown

    Any word yet on full price off of contract?

    • Anonymous

      Yes I would like to know this too

  • Anonymous

    How fat is she and how much does she weigh?

  • Interstellarmind

    OK. chip is last year’s chip. it’s G-Nex for me. DONE.

  • Anonymous

    I’m about to say “screw the gnex” and get this! It’ll be a nice upgrade to my incredible. The only thing I really want from the Nexus (besides ICS) is the lack of buttons, NFC would be cool but how often am I actually going to use it?

    • Anonymous

      NFC is a nice tech especially once the API is available for developers to use it with apps and other features.  Remember the tech demo at Google IO? Simply tapping the phone on an NFC equipped stereo immediately lets you sync the phone and start streaming over bluetooth.  Among other things like the future being NFC with transit starting to accept it as a transaction method at bus stations and on buses.  Parking meters, gas stations and gas pumps (yes but does it make sense since they prohibit cell phones around the pumps?)  Some soda/vending machines accept NFC payments.

      Its quite possible for HTC to release an NFC enabled battery back since there are contacts to the phones internals from the battery cover for wireless charging and antenna.  ThunderBolt and the entire 2011 lineup have this same design tech. as does some Motorola phones.

      NFC would be a nice plus for me but i plan on paying full retail for my next phone after this years anyway so if and when NFC becomes more commonplace, i’ll accept that and get one with NFC if my device already doesn’t have it.  Looking at the future is what I look at when buying a device on a contract, and although there are so many ups and downs with HTC devices, I like there hardware regardless of the delay of updates and problems with the ThunderBolt, which I remind everyone that was originally a 3G only phone before it was converted into an LTE device at the last minute and was rushed to market.So in a nutshell, i will probably try both the Rezound and NEXUS and make my decision from there, I did the same with the Incredible and the DROID X, I had an OG DROID Incredible (AMOLED), got the DROID X that July, took it back and got my Incredible back from my friend who bought it from me and swapped him the DROID X instead.  My Incredible was the best smartphone i ever owned, And so far, I’ve had 3, well 4 if you count the DROID X

      • Binglut9

        The thunderbolt was always suppose to be the first 4g phone….you cant last minutr to decide u want lte or not……especially snapdragon because the lte chip is built right into the proxessor or rather on top of it….as of right now htc has taken a step back…..its a tank and early reports of horrid battery life make this phone easy to blow off and wait for the nexus

        • Anonymous

          You obviously weren’t following its development stages then when it first appeared on the internet last July as the Incredible HD, then the code name lexicon showed up, it was for a 3G phone, which the ThunderBolt is (wallpaper name even proves that)  Then it was upgraded at the last minute around the time HTC Merge got put on the back burner and was also rumored to be the first LTE phone, but that fell through because of its size and LTE antenna requirements.  Then the new code name “Mecha” first appeared on the HTC Sense website, and the model number got leaked shortly after, then a device passed through the FCC under the same model number that passed through before it except this time it had 4G LTE radios instead of just 3G radios.  And you know the rest from December on when it was hyped with marketing and then CES in January then the Verizon iphone stole the show for a little in February, then the delay rumors started and launched in March 17, 2011. 

          End of story

          As far as the NEXUS having better battery life, yeah, thats a dream that won’t come true for a while until LTE is on a single SoC instead of on seperate ones. Right now there is no 4G LTE device regardless of its claims that has phenomenal battery life. You might as well get used to it, battery life is something you need to control with better settings, I have no problem getting at most 12-14hours on my ThunderBolt in a day, my Incredible got the same battery life, you just have to know how to use tech. Were living in a world where you need to learn how to conserve energy, not eat it like a buffet with big fat batteries that might last a long time but still consume more power than batteries that can last the same amount of time when you have the settings and other features set right. By default yeah it will eat battery like its going out of style.

          Also early reports are saying battery is only maybe 2hours longer than Bionic on LTE

          • Binglut9

            Still way better than any htc phone 2 hrs is a lot in battery life….and I did follow it , hell I even preordered it….everyone knew it was lte…..

          • Anonymous

            IT was LTE after it was announced, there was no mention of LTE until it was changed around September (last year) when a new leak showed the 4G logo, it was the original FCC filing that proved it was a 3G phone, then later on it was changed to include a 4G radio.  you didn’t follow it.  that is all

  • Anonymous

    Is that processor an S3 Scorpion?
    Bootloader: locked or unlocked?
    S-LCD?

  • Kris Brandt

    The 14th?  Anyone else find it strange that its being available on a Monday for Verizon? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/Dragonsla Dan Thompson

    Looks amazing but the battery life will SUCK! Much lower battery spec than Nexus or RAZR and considering 4G, HD Screen that is NOT AMOLED, AND 1.5 Duel Core?…….I do like Beats though…only major thing going for this phone imo

    • Anonymous

      What about the camera? its being compared to real digital cameras and so far its better.  I take a lot of pictures with my ThunderBolt, and each one turns out better than my friends DROID X, we ended up using it as our camera for Comic Con and our trip to New York, took nearly 300 pictures and the phone stayed alive the entire time, lasting me a whopping 12-13 hours that day, the only day i was proud to be an owner of the ThunderBolt thanks to its ability to keep up with me and my demands, even got faster GPS lock on than my friends DROID X, so he pretty much kept it in his pocket the rest of the day and we used mine lol

      Beats is another i’m interested in albeit a setting but also premium earbuds, which i can use in my job so thats another plus.  

      The 720p screen looks alot nicer than the standard SLCD that is on the ThunderBolt that comparison video proves that much with both having the same wallpaper image in the background, the Rezound has a much better contrast quality and color reproduction.

      Super AMOLED screens have horrible glare in sunlight, only the Super AMOLED Plus work better in sunlight and outdoors.  

      Like i said in other articles in the comments, each of these upcoming devices has its pros and cons, but its the way business works, we won’t see a device with all these features wrapped into one for maybe another year.

  • tjmonkey15

    What’s with all the non-Thursday release dates all of a sudden? 

    • Anonymous

      Its November, its the push for the holidays they tend to do some years, although its been a while since they have, but i makes sense there doing it again to push the LTE network this holiday as a major selling factor.

      Back in 2007, if you recall the devices named LG Chocolate, LG Venus and LG Voyager, they all launched the same month in the same time frame, but of course not the same days.

  • Noble Four

    It’s really sad how much the Nexus has broken the unity that drew me to Android to begin with. The idea that, there are many Android devices, but we come together in that Android is the best mobile OS out there. I can choose this, you can choose that, and she can choose that other one, and we will talk about how great all of our devices are.

    But with the Nexus coming, people are acting like Apple fans. Coming into every article to troll on about how the device they like is the best, and no other device should even try. It is sad. It is making me ashamed to be an Android fan. I want the Nexus. And I want the Rezound. I’ll probably end up owning both at some point. Who is to say one is objectively better than the other?

    This comment will likely get lost behind the yawns and “Nexus what?” comments. But I just wanted to throw my ten cents in. Get it together, guys. You are making us all look bad. There is an Android device for everyone. Be happy we aren’t locked into choosing one, and rejoice in the fact that we all have different tastes but a similar common interest: Android.

    • Shaunwin

      Well said Sir!

    • Anonymous

      Really ????

      • Noble Four

        Not sure what you are getting at…but yes, really.

    • Duck Dodgers

      Your intentions are good and you make a good point, but you’re not helping the problem. Actually, you come off as whiny, and to me that’s worse than just letting people write whatever they want, they will anyway.

      • Noble Four

        Whiny? Considering the caliber of posts I was going against, that hurts. Guess that’s what I get for trying to facilitate intelligent discussion. Let me edit it to say “NEXT”. Or, “lol, lame”. God knows if I posted something like that it would get a thousand likes and a couple dozen “Amen” responses.

        • Anonymous

          You don’t sound “whiny”, you sound mad.

          • Noble Four

            Frustrated. Not mad. Though I can see that the line is a little blurred.

            Queue the “U frustrated bro?”

          • Anonymous

            Hey, Noble. Imma let u finish, but the Galaxy Nexus is the greatest phone of all time! OF ALL TIME!

          • Noble Four

            Thank you for posting this. You win 100 internets.

          • Anonymous

            lmao!

          • http://twitter.com/LucasJohnson14 Lucas Johnson

            all three devices look awesome. I just think it’s a bit sad that htc and moto are having to reassure people that they’re putting ice cream sandwich on their devices. because we all know what’s going to happen.. the ics that everyone loves and wants is going to be radically changed to fit a certain style of skin, and will most likely be a half-hearted at best just to get it out there. then it will have lots of bugs, people will be mad, etc… I for one understand your frustration at all the hate brought about by the nexuser than thous, but they have one solid point: (even if they are annoying while they make it) this phone will run faster for longer because it won’t have as much bloat or skin to bog it down. and as a non-root user especially, this excites me.

            also, I<3fast camera

          • Noble Four

            I can respect that as a non root user. For a user like myself who roots and ROMs everything, the updates are a non issue. I get the best of both worlds. Awesome custom sense ROMs, including ICS sense. And awesome stock ROMs. I’m willing to bet ICS sense builds start leaking before the year ends. And also willing to bet CM9 will be available for this device around the same time.

          • http://twitter.com/LucasJohnson14 Lucas Johnson

            And for that purpose, your phone will be a beast. it even looks like a beast. Both beasts being beast in a good way.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you for writing this. I agree with you 100%.

    • Anonymous

      I agree all this “My Android is better than your Android” is getting as old as hell..

    • Anonymous

      The Nexus is going to melt your noble face, buddy guy!

      • Noble Four

        I know it is going to, I’m ready. ;)

    • http://www.facebook.com/borgey401 Andrew Borges

      LOL calm down you’re getting way too emotional over some phones man.

      • Noble Four

        Funny how a post with paragraphing, proper grammar and a valid point is always construed as an angry rant.

        Just wanted to voice my opinion and incite thoughtful reflection in the hearts of angry trolls.

        • Anonymous

          It hasn’t fallen on deaf ears, trust me.  I agree 100%

    • Bionicman

      here’s the thing. i see myself not only paying what i consider a heck of a lot of money for a phone ($299), but locking myself into a contract for 2 long years. bottom line….i want to know i’m getting the best. im assuming thats what a lot of people here also want to feel. if i was to buy the Rezound, i definitely would not be feeling that way. maybe if it was at a different price point than the GNex like say $250 or $199 i would feel differently.

    • JMac726

      There’s definitely some hate here, and it’s uncalled for.  I agree with that.  But I think most of us don’t care what other devices people want.  this looks like an amazing phone.  So does the RAZR.  But I’m only gong to be buying one, and I want a Nexus.  I’m a developer, and I want pure Google, and that’s the phone that’s right for me.  No one is saying that you can’t get this phone.  I’m currently an iPhone 3GS owner and I can’t wait to switch to android.  I just know whatever phone I get I’m going to have for 2 years, and I decided months ago that I wanted the next Nexus, regardless of what it is.  That’s just my choice.

      If you choose this, great.  Any of these phones are better than the iPhone.  I think the problem is a lot of people, myself included, are frustrated because here is a device that was just announced and it has a release date in less than 2 weeks.  Meanwhile the Nexus was announced over 2 weeks ago and we still have no release date.  I come here hoping to see news that the Nexus release date was announced, so when I see another phone being announced on a Monday instead of the traditional Verizon Thursday I can’t help but wonder if this is affected by the Nexus at all.

      That’s not to say everyone should want a Nexus or should wait for a Nexus or whatever.  It’s just what I want.  And the way you have a choice to want this phone, I have a choice to want a Nexus.

      • Anonymous

        Simply poetry

      • Anonymous

        Agreed.  We’re looking for a release date.  A lot of this animosity is because we’re left out to dry, unlike people who want the Razr and Rezound.  They’re quality devices, we just want a release date to look forward to as well.

      • Anonymous

        I agree with you…Is it so hard to let the consumer know when the device that they are waiting for is going to be released, it was already anounced….its a shame that VZW, Samsung and Google can’t get their act together and let us know when the Nexus will be release….I’ve been waiting to upgrade my OG Droid since July. I had my mind set on a device that would be release toward the end of the year. But this is ridiculous, 4 devices were unveiled, Bionic, Razr, Nexus and the Rezound. Only the G-Nexus has an unknown release date. Like what the heck VZW.

        I was going to choose between the Bionic and the Nexus and then the 3rd wheel appeard the Razr. The Bionic is out of the question now. But as I read the specs of the Razr, not having a replaceable battery its a turn off for me. I’m looking in getting the G-Nexus since I scratched off the other two candidates. But I have to see the reviews and hands on all 4 devices before I lock myself for the next 2 years. Ofcourse I have to do my own hands on, on each device myself b4 I make my final move.

        I am leaning more to the G-Nexus since it has a bigger screen and ofcourse ICS and hopefully untouched by VZW.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Graham-Cluck/1848256183 Graham Cluck

      well said, my friend. couldn’t agree more.

  • tjmonkey15

    Oh look a memory card slot.  Grrrr Galaxy Nexus

    • Anonymous

      not to mention, if i take my 32GB card from my ThunderBolt, i could get a whopping 48GB and use the internal storage just for camera/videos and music, and SD card for ROMs/backups.  

      I still wish they would have made it an Incredible, it has the design, color and style….  it will always be the Incredible HD in my heart err umm, eyes lol

  • Kierra

    I wanna see who gets ICS first between this and Razr

    • Anonymous

      probably the razr… by 3 days. :P

    • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

      The one running CM

      • Kierra

        Im not a rooter. Official updates matter to me. 

        • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

          CM is something you can rely on. Official updates may happen or may not. And if they do then nobody knows when. AFAIK HTC didn’t declare their position on ICS yet.

          • Kierra

            Again I dont root.

          • Anonymous

            they said it in the artical above:
            “Operating System: Android 2.3™ (Gingerbread) with latest HTC Sense – an upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) will be available in early 2012″
            how true that is we’ll see…..

  • Fate

    MAN O MAN, THIS IS EXCITING NEWS! My due for upgrade on Nov. 27th, and I can’t wait to walk into that Verizoin store on that day…purchase my new phone……and use it to take a picture of the Rezound that I will not be walking home with. And if you’d like, I’ll send anyone who wants my pic of the Rezound that wants is it, from my Nexus. 

  • Anonymous

    What happened to the comments that “Verizon never releases phones on anything but a Thursday”  Hmm

    First 11.11.11, and now Nov 14

    so if all goes to plan and rumors

    Nov 11 – RAZR
    Nov 14 – Rezound
    Nov 17 – NEXUS

    So a new high end device every 3 days, yup, very similar to the Trio of phones that launched in 2007 by LG

  • Dream

    What do they mean by early 2012, Q1 maybe the 1st mouth??

  • 007e

    This thing will sell like Fire because of the headphones.

    • Anonymous

      or the earphones may get thrown in a fire shortly after purchase

    • 007e

      Looks pretty nice too

      I’m all for the Galaxy though

  • http://www.twitter.com/thewizkid95 Jesus Otero

    I want this.
    I. Want. This.
    I WANT THIS!!!

  • Anonymous

    Battery: 1,620 mAh 
    hahaha, yes, it is as REZOUNDingly bad as it looks.

    • Anonymous

      because the extra 130 mAh on the nexus will make a world of difference…

      • Anonymous

        In a way yes. Snapdragon isn’t nearly as good on battery life as OMAP. that’s a fact. And considering I know people with all 4 phones, it is in fact, bad.

      • Kierra

        HTC aint even trying though

      • tjmonkey15

        It certainly won’t hurt.  And with how crappy battery life seems to be on pretty much all LTE phones, I’ll take every mAh I can get!

        At least HTC upgraded it from the measly 1400 mAh on the Thunderbolt though.

  • Anonymous

    Sense is smooth and non intrusive. I prefer it to stock. Us Sense users have had ICS features for a while now because Sense already has them built in. I also noticed that this battery is 1620 compared to TBs 1400, while still small maybe the battery life will be better. This phone looks sweet. I dislike MHL though.

  • Anonymous

    If this came out 2 months ago, I would’ve bought it on the spot without a question. I love my DInc and am a Sense UI fan (especially compared to Blur.)

    But a release potentially 3 days apart from a Nexus phone will really hurt this one. Too bad.

    • GotSka81

      Agreed 1000%.

    • Billyrouth2000

      Nope the Rezound will outsell the nexus 2-1.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t disagree–there are a lot of things about the Rezound that make it more appealing to the casual phone user than the G-Nex. It very well may outsell the Nexus, and if so, way to go HTC. I applaud their grasp of marketing. Most phone manufacturers are not targeting those of us on this chat, but rather average Joe Consumer.

        But you can’t say that release of this phone within 3 days of the Nexus won’t hurt the Rezound. There are a lot of us who may have purchased this phone if it were out in August or September (as original rumors had it), but will not buy it now that the release of the Nexus is so close.

        • Anonymous

          Heck, even if it would have been out in October like one of the leaked dates suggested I would have gotten it because I do like my Thunderbolt a lot, but the Galaxy Nexus is just too good to pass up in my opinion.

  • JD

    My take away ….. The Galaxy Nexus will launch on the 17th. Verizon just needed to get the RAZR and Rezound out the door first. 

    • Anonymous

      in the UK

    • Anonymous

      The average customer will pick the Razr or Rezound over the Nexus because Vanilla Android looks dull and boring to the average customer. It will probably boil down to which screen looks pretty that determines what people will buy.

      • James Adam

        and a 4.65 inch 720p screen isnt pretty?

      • Anonymous

        Ya, but this is stock ICS, not stock gingerbread/froyo

  • Anonymous

    Whats the full retail on this bad boy??

    • Anonymous

      Here’s to hoping its $500 or less. If it follows the latest trends though it will be $700

  • Keith Sumner

    When you post about the Nexus in an article that is about the Razr, Bionic, or Rezound, YOU are the troll!

  • Thelegendofdavid

    1620 battery….what!!! Good luck having this phone last you longer than 4 hours

    • Anonymous

      yes, like the extra 130 mAh on the nexus is going to make a big difference. 

      • Thelegendofdavid

        id take an extra 130 on my battery any day. anywho…have fun waiting a couple of months before you get 4.0 on my phone. I think ill have my ice cream sandwhich before it melts

        • Thelegendofdavid

          *your*

      • Anonymous

        The Nexus, Razr and Rezound will all have bad battery. You won’t see good battery life til they get these 3g/4g radios on one chip.

        • Anonymous

          Your absolutely right, RAZR might claim the best of all battery life, but look at the sacrifice it had to make to get to make that promise.  NEXUS according to some testers, isn’t much more better than the Bionic’s battery, maybe a few hours longer on LTE but thats it.  Rezound, thats going to be an interesting one, ThunderBolt’s battery sucks, my Incredible when I had it (still do, don’t use it though as my phone) was able to push its battery to around 14hours a day with the settings i used, but when you use your smartphone for playing music or streaming nearly 8 hours straight a day like I do, your battery will suffer regardless of how good it is.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739332592 Joe Bertolino

        I think what he’s getting at is that a battery that small on phones that are notoriously bad on battery life (HTC) is a potential problem

    • Fate

      My thoughts exactly. TBolt and the Sensation, two great phones at the times of their release, both had HORRIBLE batteris! I see no reason why this one will be any bette.r 

    • Billyrouth2000

      Atleast you can change out the battery unlike the nexus!

      • Shaunwin

        What?

      • Thelegendofdavid

        you mean change it out to another battery like that extended battery for the t bolt. hahahahahaha…..having fun changing your batteries

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LQNNJDZQIWIIHJWUIUV7R24XAM Aaron

        The Nexus has a removable battery, so you can swap it out. I don’t know why so many people think that the Nexus has a non-removable battery.

    • Anonymous

      It won’t be that bad. My Thunderbolt gets pretty good battery life. No it’s not as good as a flip phone, but it’s not as bad as many say.My Bolt is the best phone I’ve owned to date. If it were not for the Nexus I would probably get this phone over the Razr. Plus HTC is much more developer friendly.

  • Anonymous

    If that ran vanilla ICS instead of Gingerbread with Sense, it would be pretty hot…

    • Kianjudah

      True dat. But still not as hot as the Nexus. 

  • MikeyBotz

    So the Rezound is coming out on a Monday, the RAZR on a Friday, Galaxy Nexus…11/25 Black Friday release? Is Verizon smart enough?

    • Anonymous

      nope. they are just going to cause a big headache for their employees. people shopping for a new phone but decide on a razr or rezound, only to have buyers remorse and return those phones for a nexus a few days later. big headache coming for verizon retailers!!! lol

      • Billyrouth2000

        Most people could care less about the nexus

      • Anonymous

        Buyers remorse???? We(90% of cats that visit DL) are dying for the gNEX, but the average user is going to snatch the Rezound & Razr up like crazy…..add the “BEATS” & the average consumer will instantly be drawn to this device…..stop forgetting that we are the minority & that GIMMICKS SELL….Unless the average consumer gets a defective device they will & should be more than happy with either 1 bc they are both powerhouse phones……TAKE YOUR NEXUS & FANDROID BLINDERS OFF FOR A SECOND & LOOK AT THE REAL WORLD & YOU’LL SEE MOST PEOPLE DONT CARE ABOUT SPECS/STOCK/ETC……

  • Jay Ochs

    lmao. you haters are pathetic.  this is a damn good phone; you nexus fanboys are getting to be as bad as iPhone sheep.  the divide within android is pathetic.

    • Anonymous

      but you are going to get a nexus, anyway, amirite?

      • Anonymous

        The Nexus could be free and I still wouldn’t get it because I have owned Samsung devices and Samsung makes garbage.

        • Anonymous

          you have owned samsung deviceS and they are garbage, so why didn’t you stop at the first one…?

    • Anonymous

      Fairly impressed with some of the specs, but with the Nexus (possibly) coming out a few days later it’s hard to give this true consideration. It may be the most popular of the trio of November phones just because it comes with the custom headphones, has an 8mp camera, microSD, and all that. Still no NFC. It’s also still pretty thick. Better than I thought it would be, but still not good enough.

      • Billyrouth2000

        But the nexus with no removable battery and no sd card is good enogh? I always here people here talking about the iphone for the same short comings.

        • James Adam

          nexus has a removable battery

      • Jay Ochs

        thing is, you read around the internet, you see people complaining about thickness.  how can you guys really want something that feels like it’s going to break in your hands, ala the fascinate?  ever use one of them?  super thin, and it was horrible to hold.  that’s pretty much how the nexus and the razr will feel.  nothing wrong with if you have small hands or something, but us guys with large hands want something that feels STURDY rather than it feeling like i’ll break it.  and as for pocket thickness, it doesn’t bother me.  i don’t wear skinny jeans; a phone in my pocket is not noticeable to me.

        you android purists will love your nexus, and us HTC purists love this phone.  i can;’t stand the look of stock android; i think it’s incredibly ugly.  sense, however, is quite appealing and much easier to sell to customers, especially new smartphone users, because it’s a better looking UI than the rest.  

        • Anonymous

          On the subject of thinness, it’s all preference.  I have big hands, but I’d still rather hold a thin, sturdy metal phone than one of average girth.  But yeah, there are some people that trash any option out there other than their own. 

        • Anonymous

          If the Nexus were not coming out I would get this phone. I love my Thunderbolt and never had any of the issues so many whine about.  I also like Sense if I’m going to have a skin. With this phone coming with a set of beats earbuds it is not a bad deal at all.  

          Also HTC phones are developer friendly which is a big plus. I am going to have to go with the Nexus for a few reasons, but I also wouldn’t mind having this phone.

    • GotSka81

      umad bro?

      • Thelegendofdavid

        yeah. im mad. got no problem saying it

    • Thelegendofdavid

      you are stupid! dont compare us to those iphone sheep! we are just tired of manufacturing companies putting shit on our phones that we dont need

  • Anonymous

    I will never purchase another device with the promise of an upgrade to the most current version… Burned once by the Xoom.  I think I will pass on this seemingly AWESOME phone for the MORE AWESOME Nexus.

  • Mark Steinmetz

    Verizon Twitter about Rezound: http://twitter.com/#!/VZWnews

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

    “HTC Sense 3.5″ – You lost me right there.

    • Anonymous

      lost you at comprehension or as a customer? doesn’t matter since you are going to get a nexus anyway, amirite?

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

        I’ve used Sense for 2 years, many versions of it.  It is awful.

    • Anonymous

      I am running Sense 3.5 on my Inc2 right now. It is miles ahead of anything. Fast, stable and full of features. Tell me something that ICS has and Sense probably already has it (except face unlock)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LQNNJDZQIWIIHJWUIUV7R24XAM Aaron

        How about hardware acceleration?

  • JMac726

    So that leaves the 17th open for the Nexus, right?

    • Anonymous

      yes, in the UK

      • JMac726

        Yes, but in the US too? Why would they break Verizon’s Thursday-release day unless trying to get out before something else? It’s only a few days, but it’s enough to market it as the first HD LTE phone

        • Anonymous

          According to a leaked doc, Nov 17 is what there pushing for now for Verizon, so it almost makes me wonder if there intentionally making the windows so narrow so customers can try out all 3 thanks to the return policy they have.

        • Anonymous

          Uh…”Verizon’s Thursday-release day”???

          The phone listed above is releasing on 11/14, which is a Monday. The other newest story on this site is the release of the RAZR on 11/11, a Friday. Neither Monday nor Friday is Thursday…

          • Anonymous

            Says who?  Thursday is Thursday, and sometimes Monday and Friday fall on a Thursday.

          • JMac726

            This is exactly my point.  Verizon has always released phones on Thursday, and now all of a sudden here come two phones that aren’t Thursdays.  We can all agree, especially with stores opening at 11:11 AM, that the RAZR got pushed back a day to 11/11/11 strictly for marketing reasons. If Motorola thinks they can better market the phone with the hype of an 11/11 release date, then that makes perfect sense

            So why did this phone get a release date of Monday 11/14? Why would it not be released on Thursday 11/17?  I’m guessing they too have a marketing reason.  My guess is they want to get a few days head start both on marketing and on being the first true HD LTE phone before the 17th. 

            So that, in my opinion, and I could be wrong, would mean that something is happening on Thursday 11/17 that they are trying to beat.  It might not be the Nexus release date, maybe it’s the pre-order date, maybe it’s something else.  But the option is there, and it seems odd that HTC/Verizon would pick Monday over the traditional Thursday for no reason at all.

      • http://twitter.com/KyleIbbotson Kyle Ibbotson

        Who cares about the UK? This leaves a window open for the 17th! It is weird to see two phones releasing on a different day then a thursday for verizon… Yay for the Nexus nov 17th release!

        • Clevelandrocks

          *Weird

          • http://twitter.com/KyleIbbotson Kyle Ibbotson

            ;)

          • Anonymous

            Are you listening to the Alan Cox show?

  • Duluke

    That’s almost two Razrs thick!

    • Anonymous

      Razor’s 7.1 mm thickness is a lie. What is it at the hump?

      • Anonymous

        must be why they stuck with the DROID X’ esque design

    • Billyrouth2000

      Your point is? This phone spec wise blows the Razr out the water! Plus blur just plain sucks.

      • Duluke

        What blows it out of the water other than the processor speed?

  • Anonymous

    At this day and age, should SERIOUSLY be WIRELESS earbuds.

    When I’m running outside or in the gym working out it’s a serious essential.

    • Anonymous

      well what are you waiting for?

  • Anonymous

    Looks pretty good, but after seeing that AT&T releases LTE phones for $100 cheaper, this makes me feel really ripped off. 

    • Anonymous

      Do those include $100 earbuds?

      • Anonymous

        I anticipated this question, and I have already prepared a response. If the earbuds are indeed worth $100, then why are both the RAZR and the Bionic $300? 

  • Anonymous

    A Monday heh? That’s weird…..

  • Worm

    Next. . 

  • http://twitter.com/jamieandjamie James Geist

    Honest questions:
    Is it lame that I would consider this phone over the Nexus because of the red design elements and the Earbuds?  I have shitty ass earbuds and would love a nice pair.  Why not knock it out in one shot?

    • Anonymous

      Don’t be fooled that these “Beats By Dre” earbuds are any better than the ones you have now

      • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

        To be honest they are probably better.
        These headphones are rebaged Monster headphones, and they a definitely better than the average bundled-in stuff. Not hifi, but not bad either.

      • Anonymous

        Don’t be fooled by people hating on Beats earbuds simply because everyone else is doing it, especially since they’ve probably never tried a pair.

    • James Adam

      Not that lame it also has a removable battery (Razr) and SD card slot (GNex). Personal preference bro. Enjoy your Android!!! Cheers!

    • foreWard

      I am trying to prevent myself from thinking the same thing….thats a free $150 item just for getting this phone….as much as I want the nexus….

      • http://twitter.com/jamieandjamie James Geist

        Holy shit, those things retail for $150?  I really didn’t need to hear that.  I’m no audiophile, but am a music lover, and I’ve been rocking my $30 walmart earbuds for a year or two.  Hmm…

      • GotSka81

        What makes you think these are equal to the other Beats by Dre headphones that are out?  I would surmise that there are a lesser-quality headphone (while still being above and beyond what you get with an iBone) to keep cost of production down and profits up.  If you need new headphones, you can find a decent deal all around.  Hell, I got a set of monster cable headphones on sale from amazon for $50 (from $250) that are better than most by a long shot!

    • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

      No, I think it’s a valid reason. I would still pick a Nexus over this phone, but I definitely like the red accents in design.

  • Anakin2Solo

    What is the full retail price?  Why don’t they tell us that at launch events?

  • Anonymous

    *yawn*

  • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

    But does it blend?

  • James Adam

    Nexus
    Razr
    .
    .
    .
    Beats headphones
    Rezound

  • Alias747

    *Obligatory Nexus is better comment…*