The HTC Rezound is here, and it's the first in a wave of high end devices headed to Verizon Wireless this holiday season. HTC introduced the Rezound today in New York City and we managed to push through the crowd for some quality hands on time. Hit the break for full impressions.
Update: Now with video after the break!
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Make no mistake about it: Beats is the star here. As Jimmy Iovine said during the event, the next step in mobile music is sound quality, and HTC is their partner in that endeavor. Beats headphones ship with the Rezound, which may justify its hefty $299.99 price tag.
Hardware wise, the Rezound's got a 4.3-inch display at 720p resoultion. One word: wow. This certainly seems like the new standard, but the first time you see it, you'll be blown away. Things look absolutely stunning: it's bright, crisp, and super clear. Impressive. Inside you've got a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Things are smooth as butter but we sure wish HTC was able to get Ice Cream Sandwich loaded before launch. Fear not, though: HTC is committed to upgrading as soon as possible, and I'm willing to bet they're already working on it.
The Rezound is an attractive device in the same vain as the Incredible line. It seems like the natural next step. However you will notice thickness: the Rezound is a bit girthy. Nothing to worry about, but it's certainly not winning any awards for thinness. Don't worry about weight, though. It looks big, but it doesn't feel it.
Other miscellaneous goodies include an 8 MP camera that HTC promises will blow you away. We weren't able to take any pictures with it but we're anxious to see if the camera lives up to the hype. You know the drill: stay tuned here for our full impressions and review once the Rezound hits the market on November 14, and until then, enjoy the photos (with video soon to come) below.