Posted 16 Apr 2012
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Just last week, we saw the HTC Rezound 4G from Verizon get splattered all over the news with the handset being rumored to finally get upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The source of the rumors is an internal Best Buy document that surfaced and intimated that the handset from the Taiwanese smartphone and tablet manufacturer stands to get the update to the latest version of the Android operating system last April 6. For users of the handset, this Ice Cream Sandwich update is the only thing missing in the equation for the HTC Rezound 4G to edge out the Samsung Galaxy Nexus for the title of the best Android-powered smartphone at Verizon.
Sad to say, this rumor did not pan out to the utter frustration of our smartphone-crazed brethren rocking the HTC Rezound 4G for their mobile weapon of choice. Given the track record of Best Buy in terms of leaked information such as this, some of the more disgruntled portion of the population claimed that this is just a publicity stunt in the part of the retail giant to boost its sales of the smartphone. With the rumored Ice Cream Sandwich update for the HTC Rezound 4G going up in flames, users of the handset are again back to playing the waiting game and are still expectantly waiting for the update to finally land on the handset.
While others think that an ICS update will make the HTC Rezound 4G even more powerful than it already is, we beg to disagree. ICS or no ICS, the handset is one badass device that gives you your money’s worth. And now, the HTC Rezound 4G has just seen another price cut at a popular online retailer. As it stands, the HTC Rezound 4G can now be had at select Verizon authorized retailers for a sub-$50 price point of $49.99. Of course, anybody wanting to take advantage of the handset at its penny price point will be required to sign a new two-year contract with Verizon. Rocking the device though means that you get access to a 4G LTE-enabled handset which will let you take full advantage of the ultra-fast connectivity brought about by Verizon’s LTE network which offered unprecedented mobile browsing speeds and download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps.
The capabilities brought to the table by the HTC Rezound 4G is a product of its impressive specs sheet which include a QualComm MSM8660 SnapDragon chipset at the heart of its operations. In addition to that, the handset has a dual-core Scorpion processor clocked at 1.5 GHz and 1GB of RAM along with a dedicated Adreno 220 GPU to take care of graphical concerns. Its 4.3-inch SuperLCD display has a 1280 x 720 resolution in addition to the support it packs for Beats Audio integration. The onboard storage of the handset is pegged at 16GB but it comes with a 16GB microSD card in its retail package for purposes of memory expansion while its camera department features a 2MP webcam at its front panel while an 8MP autofocus shooter with dual-LED flash brings up the rear. Buy the HTC Rezound 4G starting at $49.