It’s been a long time coming, but the HTC Rezound, the device once known as the Vigor, has been announced. This high-end Android smartphone is destined for Verizon’s 4G LTE network on November 14th, and will sell for $299.99 on a two year contract. This phone will be the first to bring several features stateside, which makes the high price seem almost reasonable.
Even though the Galaxy Nexus has been announced, the Rezound will be the first smartphone to ship with a 720p screen in the US. Yes, this phone packs a 4.3-inch 1280x720 screen. There will also be a 1.5GHz SoC inside, paired with 1GB of RAM. The Rezound will also be the first phone in the US with Beats audio built in, and buyers can look forward to a free pair of Beats earbuds in the box.
HTC said that while the phone will ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, it will be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich as soon as possible. Verizon’s Android lineup is getting absolutely packed this holiday season. The Droid RAZR, HTC Rezound, and the Galaxy Nexus will be hard to choose between.