HTC Corp. finally unveiled the Rezound smartphone today. At $299.99, the Rezound — maybe better known as the Vigor — is a true 4G Verizon LTE device, said HTC CEO Peter Chou at this afternoon's New York City event. To ship Nov. 14, the Rezound is a Gingerbread phone, but it'll be upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in early 2012. The Rezound also incorporates Dr. Dre's Beats technology. Remember that deal? It has come to fruition.
So think of the Rezound as fatter — but otherwise roughly equivalent to the upcoming Motorola DROID RAZR, spec-wise. Based on a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, it sports a 4.3-inch HD 720p and a resolution at 1280 x 720 resolution. There's 1GB for storage and 32GB RAM, counting the 16GB on the SD card. Like the RAZR, the Rezound runs Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread but will be upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).
Engadget did a hands-on video definitely worth checking out. You really are able to see here how similar in design the Rezound (once known as the Vigor) case is to that of the HTC Incredible.
Other features: An 8-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and low-light performance, 1080p video capture capabilities, support for Bluetooth 3.0. It'll be available with a two-year-contract from partner Verizon, among others.
Looking forward to reviewing this baby!