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HTC Rezound Unboxing & Hands On (video)

We’ve already seen the HTC Rezound in action, and the Beats Audio integrated device was music to our ears. Now we’re getting a more intimate look at the burly phone, and you know what? We still think it’s a device that will turn more than a few heads.

The HTC Rezound packs a punch with its snappy 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and Verizon’s fast 4G LTE network. So far in our limited use the snappy internals make for a buttery smooth Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) experience. In just a short while Gingerbread will become old hat, though, as the Rezound is shipping Ice Cream Sandwich ready, so users can look forward to that sometime early next year. HTC Sense 3.5 looks beautiful on the device’s 4.3-inch 720p display. Yesterday we got our hands on the HTC Sensation XL (which had a 4.7-inch screen), and we absolutely loved the screen, but the Rezound looks to be a good middle ground.

You can’t tell by just looking at it, but the Rezound is heavy. However, that’s not such a bad thing because the soft touch materials feel solid, and the textured back is nice when holding the device one handed. The black and red combo gives the phone a premium, sleek look as well that will evoke past HTC designs.

Audiophiles looking for a Beats by Dre experience will be pleased to know that the Rezound packs Beats audio support along with some Beats earbuds for the full experience. Like we said in our Sensation XL hands-on, the audio integration is a nice addition that differentiates itself amongst other smartphones.

Further specs include 16GB of internal storage (expandable with microSD), 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and 1080p HD recording on the back, with 2-megapixel camera on the front and Bluetooth 3.0.

Will the Rezound be a resounding success? It will be available on November 14 for $299.99 with a two-year contract on Verizon Wireless. Check out our unboxing, and don’t forget to peruse through the gallery. And as always, be sure to stay tuned for a full video review.

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Jon Rettinger

Jon, perhaps best known by his YouTube alter ego Jon4Lakers, has a love for technology that can never be quenched, no matter how hard he tries. If...