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HTC Rezound Will Ship “Ice Cream Sandwich Ready”

Worried over the fact that the freshly announced HTC Rezound will launch with Android 2.3 and not Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)? Try not to. HTC mentioned today during their NYC event that the device will launch “Ice Cream Sandwich ready” which really just means that it will be updated as soon as they can. The same thing was said with the DROID RAZR when it was announced, so “early next” year is probably the soonest you will see it. If it only takes them a couple of months though, like say January, Rezound owners should be more-than-happy. As long as this isn’t the next Thunderbolt, life should be good.

  • kris

    Hmm July 31st still no ics

  • hatethanet

    Isn’t any decently spec’d Android phone “Ice Cream Sandwich Ready?” 

  • Anonymous

    Ha, ha…ouch.  Upgraded OG Droid to Thunderbolt.  Love the phone, but zero support.  Would be super angry if not rooted.

  • Anonymous

    After the thunderbolt it’s going to take more than headphones to sell me another htc phone

  • Anonymous
  • http://www.magento-themes.jextn.com Magento Themes

    I very much agree with your thoughts and insights. Hope that more could write such a good word..I enjoyed reading it. 

  • Anonymous

    <1750 mAh? 

    Next Thunderbolt? I'd bet "yes"/

  • Anonymous

    In the photo he is thinking I wish this had the ICS Roboto font on it so I could read the fonts on this dense display…

  • Anonymous

    ICS ready just like Motorola upgraded the Xoom to 4G by summer…  We shall see.

  • hatethanet

    Haha, so was the Thunderbolt “Gingerbread-ready” when it came out last March?  

  • babadush

    That’s like when HDMI was first coming out and TV manufacturers said HD ready. When it in fact meant composite cables

    • Anonymous

      I believe you mean Component

      • babadush

        Yup I did. Thanks

  • Anonymous

    Go to sprint then moron stop crying. Verizon has been good to us, just look at the nice devices that they have so far.

    • Dominick DeVito

      yeah the T-Bolt, Revolution, Charge, Droid3, Bionic

      Yep – all world beaters.

      /sarcasm

      • Anonymous

        Those are nice devices better than what sprint is offering.

        • Dominick DeVito

          The Evo is better than any of those

          • Anonymous

            Wake up from your dream lol.

          • Anonymous

            LOL Everyone seems to think that but in fact its not true, the EVO is soon to be 2 years old next Summer,  when it comes to smartphones, tech advances faster than computers are now, and the EVO was surpassed when the DROID X2, Atrix, Bionic and EVO 3D came out

            The ThunderBolt is better than the EVO spec wise, but like the EVO with its Wimax problems its pretty much on level ground minus the better specs in Tbolt.

            Revolution and Charge have the same specs pretty much, Verizon just gave a little variety to launch the LTE network.  Droid 3 changes it up with some new design and better specs with the dual core
            then Bionic takes away that D3 keyboard and gives it LTE.
            So pretty much any flagship phone is better than the EVO.  The EVO started the 4.3″ screen boom but thats pretty much it

  • Anonymous

    The rezound is looking good. HTC has a better build quality than Samsung and the camera are both good. I see it this way Razor, rezound and nexus.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly, 3 killer devices, each with its pros and cons, and a flavor for everyone.

      • Anonymous

        Yea, also verizon has old device that are still pretty nice. For instance, the bliss, droid 3 , bionic, and the charge.

        • Anonymous

          D3 has modern specs, which is nice.

          • Anonymous

            Yea, the Droid 4 will be better.

          • Anonymous

            basically a RAZR with a keyboard

          • Anonymous

            Yea they may add better things in it.

  • Trolling

    my brother got an iphone after his TB -__-

    • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

      Yeah, I am sure he would. The TB was a big turd.

  • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

    Any device with a 1ghz cpu is ICS ready, stupid marketing ploy.

  • Mr. English

    Is this going to be the phone after my dream phone? Is this going to be brazin fast? Is this going to be a losing prospect like the tunda bow that will never see a decent update? Galaxy here we come!

    • Anonymous

      Here’s to hoping your GPS works properly on your Samsung device.

  • Jboogie1289

    我希望我有一个我自己的三星星系之间的关系。嘘如何胡胡。

    • babadush

      Exactly

  • Jboogie1289

    如何胡胡。

  • Anonymous

    This is another one of those “Oh man I gotta take a crap” photos. You think he is reflecting on what he is going to say, but is really just thinking…”Gotta drop a deuce”

  • Anonymous

    I think this won’t be like the ThunderBolt, if I recall, the ThunderBolt aka “Lexicon” aka “Incredible HD” aka “Mecha”  Was originally going to be a 3G only device, then at the last minute it was converted into an LTE device, so that right there says it was rushed, the design wasn’t meant for LTE and thus the problems with the darn thing, I still like my OG DInc better

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

    My Galaxy Nexus is ICS ready also…… My bet is on the Nexus getting ICS first though……….

  • Anonymous

    Aren’t most phones ICS ready. The Nexus S has an ancient single core hummingbird processor in it and less than 512mb available ram and has ICS right!?

    • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

      Ram has nothing to do with it.

  • Anonymous

    I remember when Sasmung told us the Fascinate would get Froyo a month after it was released…well guess what, it took about 8 months to get it. I do trust HTC more than Samsung but the word of these manufactures mean nothing to me…all I here from them is buy our stuff.

    • Anonymous

      Samsung is the worse when it comes to updates.

      • Anonymous

        Yes I know, I hate Samsung with a passion. Only Moto or HTC phones for me.

        • Anonymous

          People idolize the nexus like it’s god it is so pathetic. Are you getting this one or the razor? The battery on this one is very small, it may last only 3 to 4 hours on heavy use.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RXFWXDUWRRHCGFV6NP2SDZ7YLU Ray

    Yeah the phone is ready but are you(HTC) going to move fast is the question of course the damn phone is ready.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YEOAH3SHAKV7OYIWDABN2TOZR4 preachJESUS!

    Sounds like a laptop I had that was “Windows vista Ready,” yet it only had 1ghz of ram on it, which equaled the amount necessary to run vista alone, aside from additional programs.  But, spec wise, at least HTC is accurate in stating that it is ICS ready.

    • Anonymous

      I didn’t know RAM came in GHz.

  • Flipper

    This. Changes. Everything (Whoops typo, Nothing).

  • Anonymous

    what do  you have to do to be ICS ready? (other than not be a Nexus One)…
    and one more time.. how fat is she and how much does she weigh?
     

  • Boris Badenov

    ahm… yah…

    wow…

  • Anonymous

    Is it weird they’re releasing the Razr on the 11th (Friday) and the Rezound on the 14th(Monday)?

    Could this mean we’re looking at the Nexus on the 17th after all?

    • Anonymous

      Not at all, it seems November they tend to do this, back in 2007 they did the same thing, its how they push holiday devices.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

    Um, pretty sure every gingerbread device is ICS “ready” but not every device will get it.

    • Anonymous

      LOL I was thinking the same thing. 

    • Anonymous

      It’s really just a play on words, but they had to bring it up somehow.

      • Anonymous

        I am pretty sure there are certain requirements hardware wise for 4.0, no?

        • Anonymous

           well any device that ships currently (that isnt a hyper-budget phone) should be upgradeable to ics.  The difference is that they’re mentioning that they intend to upgrade it, which cant necessarily be said of their other phones.

  • Anonymous

    Like Gomer Pyle would say “Surprise, Surprise, Surprise”

  • Jason Purp

    Who cares? It’ll have the stale HTC Sense skin on it. Same with the RAZR. It’s so pathetic already. Why do carriers feel the need to put this sh*t on the phones? And how dare Verizon support it so much, along with choosing to lock bootloaders, compared to how much support they have for the Nexus?

    Verizon pisses me off so much. The only thing I like about them is their coverage/speeds, but I still don’t even have 4G.

    • Anonymous

      No 4G???  Where do you live?? or city I should say??

      • http://twitter.com/strifejester Justin Ellenbecker

        Probably where a lot of the rest of us live, in areas without 4G  even with all their marketing there are still some decently sized areas that are not 4G Covered yet.  I live in central WI and the closest 4G is over an hour away.  Also an hour the opposite way is what used to be Alltel’s busiest corporate store in the country.  This is a decent sized area that verizon took over.  The town is the home of Cray Super Computers and it is also lacking 4G.  Just because they put it in the cities where 90% of people leave you should not be shocked there are still people without it.

        • Anonymous

          Well I somewhat agree, I mean I know that there are some areas that still don’t have 4g and most of those areas I thought were rural areas from the Verizon map. I hear ya, though. How about your Wisconsin Badgers good college team I still think they should be ranked in the top 5 below Stanford and Boise St.. BCS needs to have a playoff system.

        • Anonymous

          I thought NY was covered on the VZW map??

      • Jason Purp

        An area in NY

    • Anonymous

       If you are not already locked into Verizon’s unlimited data plan for 30 bucks.. you might as well be on any carrier.

      • Jason Purp

        I am though. I’m not giving it up.

        • Anonymous

          thats right!.. hang on tight to that like dear life. LOL.

      • Anonymous

        Yea that’s the only reason I am still on with them ~_~ Otherwise I would most certainly switch to a GSM provider like Tmobile or AT&T

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

      I see your point about the skins, but in my opinion, it helps make each manufacturer different. Don’t like Sense? Try Blur, or TouchWiz (ok don’t try that one). Or, if you want vanilla Android, VZW has the Nexus now. If they were all the same, with nothing making them different besides shape and specs, we’d have a lot of boring ass phones out there. Believe it or not, the vast majority of Android owners don’t mod the hell out their devices with different launchers or ROMs. We are the minority, my friend, and what may frustrate some of us, most others don’t care. They’re not the enthusiasts, they’re users. I have no argument for the locked bootloaders though. Not sure what Verizon is so afraid of with that. And be patient with 4G. I do have it where I live in PA, and it is simply awesome, especially on a dual core device like the Bionic I have. Wasn’t quite as hot on the Charge. Too laggy. Regardless, it’s worth waiting for.

  • John

    They’ll have to sense-ify it up (aka: ruin what’s already going to be just fine)

  • Anonymous

    Amazing

  • Anonymous

    With Ice Cream Sandwich having a such a different UI over previous version of Android, are they still going to skin “Sense” over it? Same thing when it comes to Motorola and whatever “Blur” is being called now. Was there any talk of this at either of the events by reps from each company?

  • Bjcroteau

    hmm not bad

  • EC8CH

    …as he looks down disgustedly at a phone he wishes was a G-Nex 

    • Anonymous

      LMAO!!!  Maybe the best comment of the day +1

    • Anonymous

      Hah that even made me laugh.

    • http://profiles.google.com/j450n79 J450N M

      lolz u win many many internets! 

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

      brilliant :)

  • http://Twitter.com/eggoespada Eric Gonzalez

    Why so thick? It’s as thick as my Thunderbolt. Is HTC incapable of making a slim device? Every device they make is usually one of the thickest of its class.

    • EC8CH

      HTC:

      Hella Thick Cuz

      • guesto

        htc sided with dre, they like em thick

    • Anonymous

      OH EM GEE, I know right?! I wont be happy until they produce a phone that I can fold in half and stick in my wallet!

      • Anonymous

        Umm, wasn’t that the flip phone? lol  

        Although I hear Motorola has something coming like that next year with two screens, hmmm

        • Anonymous

          Samsung and LG are in the development stages of “flexible” screen technology

          • Anonymous

            Yes I know, i was trying to be funny, but the Motorola prototype floating around on XDA.cn, you’ll see what i mean, its the 2012 device that BMX teased then deleted his tweet about a while ago since its too far off. It looks like a RAZR (OG RAZR?) Except with a transparent front screen (front and back) and internal screen (ala LG Voyager)

        • Anonymous

          I tend to make that joke when I hear talk about how a specific phone isn’t thin enough. Usually hear it from people that like to stick their phones in their pockets….which I will never understand.

          • EC8CH

            “people that like to stick their phones in their pockets….which I will never understand”

            Yeah really… who puts their phone in their pocket… CRAZY PEOPLE!

          • Anonymous

            If you do, your risking cracking the screen or scratching it, regardless of how good Gorilla Glass might be.  Holsters are for that.

          • EC8CH

            “Holsters are for that”

            …that and for looking like a dork :-P

          • Anonymous

            lol if you say so, there a convenient, not a fashion/niche statement like the i*hone

          • EC8CH

            i KEED i KEED :-)

          • Anonymous

            lol ;)

          • Anonymous

            Yep, I’m never carrying that much stuff on me where I can’t have a pocket dedicated to my phone

          • Wes

            But holsters look great with jean shorts (jorts)…

          • Anonymous

            Never had a problem. My left pocket is dedicated to phone only, screen facing inward.

            Something about holsters, makes me think of pocket protectors. Not my style.

          • Anonymous

            Again, its to protect it, not to give a fashion statement, but i like the input i’m getting about the holsters.

            I work a job where i bend down alot and having a phone in my pocket when your pants will be snug when you bend down is not a good thing, its not comfortable in a work environment that requires heavy labor either, I ended up breaking one of my phones that way in my pocket while loading tv’s when I worked at Circuit City, luckily my Verizon peeps hooked me up with a replacement.  Needless to say that same experience also keeps me from getting Insurance because its a rip off when you don’t always get the same results when filing a claim nor does everyone get the same either.
            so for me, I use a Seidio Innocase w/Holster, it makes it slightly thicker but it keeps my phone insight, and out of mind about worrying about dropping or breaking it. 

          • babadush

            Screen protectors are for that

          • Anonymous

            Screen protectors don’t protect your screen from cracking, which I think was kind of his point. 

          • babadush

            If his phone cracks while he’s bending over he must have some beastly legs lol

          • Anonymous

            Maybe I do lol  i just don’t feel like risking having to pay for another device that broke in my pocket when cell phones today are becoming more fragile with the more screen they get, regardless of how good the glass or digitizer might be to pressure.  You can never be to cautious when it comes to that kind of awareness

          • Anonymous

            I know plenty of people who don’t stick their phone in their pockets, and I’m one of them. Seeing as at any given time I could anything from car keys to small work tools in my pockets it’s not really the ideal place for a $200+ gadget. I keep my phone in a rugged Seidio case and holster.

          • Anonymous

            lmao!

    • Anonymous

      If you look at the Rezound vs Thunderbolt comparison on YouTube, its slightly thinner than the ThunderBolt, but its not that noticeable. I wonder if it weighs as much. We know its taller but not as fat at the ThunderBolt too thanks to that video, so its an EVO 3D ‘esque style device with a taller screen.

    • Dylan Blom

      AMOLED is much thinner than SLCD

  • Guest

    Not as ICS ready as the owners will be ready for ICS by the time they get it

  • Anonymous

    Judging from how long it took them to put 2.3 on the Thunderbolt, I’m not holding my breath that ICS will be on that phone anytime soon.

    • guest

      VERY true!!!  Time to go with another OEM…  ICS ready = 6 month wait min. when released!

    • Anonymous

      Well other HTC devices got Ginger Bread right away. HTC is just dragging there feet on the TB for some reason. I would be pissed if I owned a TB. I love my Inc2 though.

      • Anonymous

        The Inc1 and two are both great devices. I do not know why HTC do not put big batteries in their devices.

        • Anonymous

          It seems they focus on design, style and features.  You can’t drop a big battery into a design using above average quality materials, and still focus on style and features, atleast thats what i gather from there designs.  It could very well be that Sense might just eat battery more than a non-skinned UI, or it could be the fact the batteries aren’t as good as higher quality ones.  

          If you look at the complaints on there facebook page and twitter, its nearly 80% of the time about the battery not being good enough, all other complaints are pretty low.  

          They might take advantage of the fact that most users only need to use a smartphone for a few hours a day, not 12-14+ hours straight, so the account for the fact that most users will just plug in there phone when they get home or in the car for use and are accustomed to plugging in said devices when not in use.

          Those are my theories anyway,  but I have always loved HTC hardware since my TouchPro 2, the Rezound (if I decide to get it and keep it) would be my fourth HTC device and sixth smartphone

          • Anonymous

            I do agree with you. I like sense, but I feel that skin consume more battery than other skins. HTC does not help much by putting those small battery in it. I like the build quality of htc better than samsung. Also, I love the display and new lens and sensors. HTC needs to put new gpu and change the designs a little bit. The rezound with a bigger battery it could be a winner. I like that htc added the 1g ddr2 ram in the rezound. Verizon will have a lot of choices by mid November :)

  • Anonymous

    Or you could get a nexus… trololol @htc

  • OG Droid

    Thats cool I’ll be rocking my nexus way before then

    • KB Smoka

      Work out those bugs for us would ya!

  • Lmrojas

    Hahaha. Tell that to thunderbolt owners.

  • KB Smoka

    Unlock, root, erase, CM8…..Let’s get it.

    • http://twitter.com/WaltPartlo Walter Partlo

      There will be no CM8 as it would correspond to a Honeycomb build.  ICS CM will be CM9.

  • gearmonky

    hooray!  tell that to the thunderbolt owners that JUST GOT GINGERBREAD.  see what they think.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve had Gingerbread for 4 months. What do you mean?

      HTC was leaking Gingerbread builds for months as they were working on it.  

      I would but this new Rezound over the Razr simply because HTC is far more developer friendly.

      This is a very strong phone fully capable of competing with the competition. Of course I am going to also get the Nexus… :)  But this would be my 2nd choice.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YCWHBKUI22NNEB4J4PUK6VY3SQ ds fsdfds

    Awesome, I look forward to an upgrade sometime next summer.

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

    Haha, this is like when PC would be labeled “Windows 7 ready” or TV used to be labeled “HD ready”.

    • babadush

      I wrote the same comment. Didn’t see yours

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, we’ll see… Good call on the Thunderbolt