Nov 032011

HTC RezoundToday’s press event saw HTC announce the HTC Rezound, billed as “the only phone in the United States with Beats Audio integration.” Codenamed Vigor during development, it is headed to Verizon Wireless later this month.

“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.”

HTC Rezound specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8660
  • Operating system: Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with HTC Sense 3.5
  • Cellular connectivity: CDMA / 4G LTE
  • Other connectivity: GPS/A-GPS, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0
  • Display: 4.3-inch 720p HD (1280 x 720)
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 16GB internal and microSD cards (16GB card included)
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP with f2.2 lens and 1080p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 2MP
  • Connectors: HDMI, microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Battery: 1,620mAh
  • Dimensions: 129 x 65.5 x 13.65 millimeters
  • Other: Beats Audio, Beats headphones included

The HTC Rezound is “Ice Cream Sandwich Ready” with the upgrade likely to be released early next year.

Verizon will offer the HTC Rezound for US$299.99 with a two-year contract. It will be available November 14th both in stores and online.

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Oct 262011

HTC yesterday sent out invitations to its next event. It will take place on November 3rd in New York City. The press invitation does not give any indication as to what products HTC could announce but they will include Beats Audio if the included logo is any indication.

HTC November 2011 event

BGR expects to see HTC announce the HTC Rezound (codenamed Vigor during development) with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 4.3-inch 720p HD display for Verizon’s LTE network.

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Sep 162011

The rumoured HTC Vigor may not have been the first smartphone with Beats Audio (that honour goes to the HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio) but it remains a handset that will be on many wishlists. Along with rumoured specifications (including a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a 4.3 qHD display), we now have a first press shot.

Rumoured HTC Vigor

As for whether it will sport Beats Audio, no logo is visible on this image but it could be on the back (same as the HTC Sensation XE).

Will HTC unveil hte HTC Vigor at its upcoming September 20th event?


Aug 122011

HTCOn the heels of HTC’s Beats Electronics investment announcement comes the rumour that the first HTC device to benefit could be the HTC Vigor. It will be very similar to the HTC Thunderbolt (less the kickstand). Aside from sporting the Beats Audio sound technology, the Beats logo is supposed to be part of the boot sequence.

Rumoured HTC Vigor specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core
  • Operating system: Google Android 2.3.4 with HTC Sense 3.5
  • Display: 4.3-inch 720p HD (1280 x 720)
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 16GB onboard
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP
  • Front-facing camera: 2MP

There is no word yet on availability or pricing.

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