Signs of HTC Rezound (Vigor) in Stores & Video Pre-Release Date Beats Droid RAZR & Samsung Galaxy Nexus?

HTC rezound BeatsThe HTC Rezound has made two appearances today, before its announcement and release date.  A tester shows what comes in the box labeled HTC Vigor that is called the Rezound inside the software.  Signs in Verizon stores show the HTC Rezound with earphones connected.

Someone forgot to tell the people who install signs in Verizon stores not to put up the new smartphone sign that shows the HTC Rezound (Vigor) and  lo and behold it will come with earbuds like the HTC Rhyme but with Beats by Dr. Dre audio enhancement.  Other features shown in the ad are red softkeys and Joe Jonas.

An announcement is coming from HTC this Thursday at a press event.  The HTC Rezound is expected to be released on November 14 which pits it against the Droid RAZR expected on November 10 and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus expected on November 17.  The features that are not found on the RAZR or Nexus are a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and Beats audio.  The Droid RAZR is thinner and the Galaxy Nexus has Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a huge 4.65" screen.

 The video by someone named JohnBoy shows a tour of the HTC Rezound pre-production model box, hardware and software (video follows).

HTC RezondFeatures shown in the video:

  • Red on the inside like the Droid Incredible.
  • 4G LTE access.
  • 16GB microSD card installed.
  • Comes with a car charger.
  • HTC bootup screen.
  • Beats audio splash screen.
  • Box calls it HTC Vigor.
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor.
  • 1GB memory on board.
  • 4.3" 720 touchscreen.
  • 8MP front camera.
  • Bluetooth.
  • Android 2.3.4. HTC Sense 3.5.

The HTC Rezound made an appearance at the FCC, last week, with a wireless charging back cover.