It’s pretty much a given that Verizon Wireless will announce the HTC Rezound tomorrow, a device we’ve been tracking for far too long. What makes it special is that it’s supposed to come with a 4.3 inch 720p resolution screen, dual core 1.5 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4G LTE access, and a pair of Beats headphones. The design isn’t something we particularly like, but at the same time we know that some of you (likely the visually disabled) actually appreciate HTC’s work. Now for the wary internet surfers amongst us who have 10 minutes to kill, and can stand to listen to someone mumbling incoherent techno jargon into a microphone, then you’ll enjoy the video below demoing both the Rezound and the Thunderbolt. We don’t really learn a lot from the video, but at least we get to see this thing before Verizon makes it official.
Now the obvious question is should you buy this thing? There’s no sugar coating this: No, you should stay far, far away. Verizon will soon launch the Droid RAZR, which not only looks absolutely gorgeous, but it’s also sporting a less toned down version of MotoBLUR that’s infinitely better than the travesty known as HTC Sense. And hey, if you don’t like the RAZR, then don’t forget that Verizon will also soon be offering the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. When that device starts shipping later this month it’s going to be the most advanced smartphone on the market running the latest version of Android, dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich. Best of all, the Nexus will be first in line to get software updates, it’ll run buttery smooth since there isn’t a stupid custom manufacturer skin on top of the OS, and … those two reasons should be enough.
What do you think, should Verizon just not even bother launching this thing? Is it a waste of their time, money, and effort?
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