HTC's Rezound first leaked its way into our gadget-lusting hearts in late summer. Then bearing the virile Vigor codename, we suspected a heartily specced, Beats Audio-branded destiny for the device. And today's official unveiling doesn't disappoint, setting this 4.3-inch handset on a 4G course for Verizon's LTE airwaves.
Thanks to the company's financial handshake with Dr. Dre, the Rezound's inbuilt Beats Audio integration gets its first stateside debut. Of course, that's not all that lies beneath the red and black tinged surface. Living up to the machissimo of its in-development moniker, the Rezound boasts a 4.3-inch 720p display and packs a dual-core 1.5GHz processor underneath, with 1GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage / 16GB on microSD card, WiFi and Bluetooth in tow. And for you Android fanatics, HTC's shipping the handset Ice Cream Sandwich-ready, but it comes out of the box with Sense-skinned Gingerbread 2.3. As for the phone's 8 megapixel camera with f/2.2 sensor (capable of 1080p video capture), the suite of scene modes we've seen ship on the Amaze 4G is making an appearance here with panorama, action burst and instant capture. Those familar custom-made Beats headphones will also come bundled with the device.
The Rezound's Verizon-bound on November 14th and if this auido-enhanced affair is your bag, expect to snag it for $299 on contract.