HTC has always made high-quality devices, and because of them, has created a large fan base that is unrivaled by any other smartphone-centric OEM. On top of that, the company has made some brilliant business moves in 2011 that should help it shoot straight past the competition.
Some of the fruits of the business deal with Beats by Dre have started making their way to consumers around the world, but today, HTC announced the first Beats-equipped smartphone for the US market. It's called the HTC Rezound, and it will be headed to Verizon's LTE 4G network on November 14th for $300 on-contract.
While I usually complain about expensive on-contract phones, I think that paying $300 on-contract for the Rezound is actually a good choice. It's loaded with specs: a 4.3-inch 720p HD display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 16GB microSD card, and the latest version of Android Gingerbread.
As you can see, $300 buys you one of the best phones out there. It's actually pretty comparable to Samsung's recently announced Galaxy Nexus, except that while the latter is going to ship with Ice Cream Sandwich, the Rezound will be stuck with Gingerbread (for now.)