HTC plans on heavily promoting the Rezound as a top-shelf multimedia smartphone, capable of delivering audio and video a step above competing devices on the market.
The Rezound shoots 1080p video; HTC has loaded the accompanying software with effects such as slow motion.
The Rezound comes equipped with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, paired with a 2-megapixel front aperture.
The Rezound will ship with Android Gingerbread with HTC Sense, and both HTC and Verizon have indicated that the device is ready to receive Ice Cream Sandwich, the next major Android upgrade.
Android and video aside, HTC most wants consumers to see the Rezound as a premier way to play their music while on the move.
The Rezound will run on Verizons 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network, meaning faster downloads for all that multimedia content. However, more downloading creates a necessity for larger data plans, which ultimately benefits the carrier.
The smartphone measures 5.1 inches long by 2.6 inches wide by 0.54 inches thick, with a 4.3-inch screen, which places it in the average range for smartphones these days. It feels light but not cheap in the hand.
The Rezounds 4.3-inch high-definition screen offers 1280x720 resolution.
The Rezounds 1.5GHz dual-core processor (by Qualcomm) is paired with 1GB RAM and 16GB on-board memory (expandable with a 16GB microSD).
The Rezounds integration with Beats audio technology extends to the headphones included with the smartphone.