Review: HTC Rezound for Verizon Wireless
The Rezound runs HTC Sense 3.0 on top of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. As far as Sense phones go, the Rezound behaves exactly the same as about a dozen Sense phones that Phone Scoop has reviewed in recent months.
It has seven home screens (which can be whittled down to three if you wish), and offers plenty of HTC-designed widgets for various apps and services. The main menu is laid out in grid form by default, but can be switched to list view or sorted alphabetically or by date (most recently used). There are also HTC's sorting tools at the bottom, which let you see all the apps, frequently used apps, apps that you downloaded, and Verizon-branded apps.
There are three different HTC-designed skins that can be applied to the home screen, as well as seven different Verizon-designed scenes (effectively the same thing as a skin). There are six different lock screen styles to match the six different scenes, but you can mix them up if you want to.
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Lastly, the lock screen can be customized with up to four different shortcuts that take you directly to an application rather than the home screen when the phone is unlocked.
Backup Assistant Plus Latest Option for Verizon Users
Verizon Wireless today called attention to a recently released service called Backup Assistant Plus. The service, which became available with the launch of the Motorola RAZR and HTC Rezound, lets Verizon Wireless customers backup their contacts, email, and multimedia content (pictures, video, music) to Verizon's servers.
HTC Commits to Upgrading 7 Smartphones to Android 4.0
HTC announced today via its Facebook page that it plans to update a number of its smartphones to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in early 2012. In the U.S., HTC will update the Rezound, EVO Design 4G, and Amaze 4G.
HTC Details Android 4.0 Roll-Out Plans
HTC today provided more details via its Facebook page on when it will update its existing smartphones to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The first batch includes the Sensation, Sensation 4G and Sensation XE by the end of March, with the Sensation XL soon after.
Verizon Announces Android 4.0 Update List
Verizon Wireless today published a list of its Android devices that it plans to update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The devices include the: HTC ThunderBolt, Droid Incredible 2, Rhyme, and Rezound; Motorola Xoom, Bionic, RAZR, RAZR MAXX, Droid 4, and Xyboards 8.2/10.1; Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7/10.1; and the LG Spectrum.
HTC Confirms Android 4.0 Headed to 16 Smartphones
HTC today published in a blog post a list of 16 smartphones that will be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The devices include the Amaze 4G, Desire S, Desire HD, EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G, Incredible S, Sensation, Sensation XL, Sensation 4G, Sensation XE, Raider, Rezound, Rhyme, Thunderbolt, and Vivid.