A smartphone is no longer a style statement, rather it is a necessity. So there is no wonder that 2011 has been an exciting year for smartphones.

A number of smartphones flooded the market this year and the phones manufactured by HTC stole a considerable share in the market.

Following are our top 10 HTC smartphones that enthralled the tech geeks in 2011 - Rezound, Vivid, EVO Design 4G, Sensation XL, Amaze 4G, Titan, Radar 4G, Status, Droid Incredible 2, and EVO 3D.

HTC Rezound

HTC Rezound, which was formerly known as the HTC Vigor is one of the top best smartphones on the Verizon 4G LTE network. The smartphone was made available on Verizon from Nov. 14. Rezound has a 129 x 65.5 x 13.7 mm dimension, and weighs 170.1 grams.

Rezound, which comes with a standard Li-ion 1620 mAh battery, has special multimedia features like Beats Audio Technology that offers enhanced bass, clarity and mid-range audio that one can enjoy through the included pair of Beats headphones. Rezound is also known as HTC Vigor, HTC ThunderBolt 2, HTC Droid Incredible HD, and HTC ADR6425.

The Rezound, running on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, features 1.5 GHz dual-core Scropion processor, Adreno 220 GPU, Qualcomm MSM 8660 Snapdragon chipset (MDM 9600) with 1 GB RAM and 4.3-inch S-LCD display with 1280 x 720 pixels of resolution and about 342 ppi pixel density. It has been officially announced that the phone would be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in early 2012.

HTC Rezound has an 8-megapixel dual-LED flash camera with 1080p video capture and a 2-megapixel front-facing secondary camera for video chat. The smartphone, coming with 16GB of internal storage with additional 16GB external microSD card included that can be expandable up to 32GB, has multi-touch input method, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, proximity sensor for auto turn-off, gyro sensor, HTC Sense 3.5 version UI, TV-out via MHL A/V link, Adobe Flash support and digital compass.

HTC Rezound is available at $299.99 with a 2-year contract from Verizon Wireless.

HTC Vivid

AT&T released on Nov. 6 the long-awaited 4G LTE smartphone HTC Vivid. The phone has a 135.5 x 67.9 x 8.9 mm dimension, and weighs 135 grams.

The Vivid, running on the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread operating system, features a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and 4.5-inch qHD display with 960 by 540 pixels of resolution and about 245 ppi pixel density. It is officially known the phone would be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich after the holiday season.

The HTC Vivid is one of the first smartphones able to use both LTE and HSPA+ 4G speeds, which allow owners of the smartphone reliable connections via both in areas where applicable.

HTC Vivid has an 8-megapixel dual-LED flash camera with 1080p video capture and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing secondary camera for video chat. The smartphone, coming with 16GB of internal storage and expandable up to 32GB with a microSD card, has multitouch input method, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, proximity sensor for auto turn-off, HTC Sense UI, and touch-sensitive controls.

HTC Vivid is available at $99.99 in selected areas with a 2-year contract from AT&T.

HTC EVO Design 4G

Sprint continues the award-winning HTC EVO family legacy with the addition of HTC EVO Design 4G, the first EVO family member touting World Phone capabilities.

HTC EVO Design 4G boasts many of the must-have features of its predecessors, including Sprint 4G and a large touchscreen display of 4 inches, while sporting a slim, pocket-friendly aluminum unibody design at an easily affordable price. The phone comes in 4.8 x 2.4 x 0.47 inches dimension and weighs 5.2 ounces.

EVO Design 4G, which runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and sports HTC Sense UI, comes with a 5-megapixel camera with flash and can record HD video in 720p. The phone also has the front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat. The phone comes with an 8GB microSD card that is included with the phone (expandable up to 32GB).

Packed with aluminum unibody design, HTC EVO Design 4G features a 4-inch qHD capacitive touchscreen display with 960 x 540 pixels of resolution, powered by a 1.2GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM7630 processor with 768MB RAM to speed up the device.

The additional features include: microUSB 2.0 version, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11 Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity, 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices, Digital compass, motion G-Sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, GPS, Android Market and a whole host of the Google services. The phone is adorned with a standard removable 1520 mAh Lithium Ion (Li-ion) battery that provides up to six hours of talk time.

HTC EVO Design 4G is available at $99.99 with a 2-year contract from Sprint.

HTC Sensation XL

HTC released its Sensation XL with Beats Audio in the UK market on Oct. 6. The HTC smartphone, which has a huge 4.7-inch screen, is not expected to be offered from any of the carriers of United States, but consumers can get unlocked version of the phone and make it compatible with the AT&T network.

HTC Sensation XL, which runs on Google Inc.'s Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS, is adorned with 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset, 4.7-inch S-LCD capacitive display, 768 MB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, 8-megapixel rear-facing dual-LED flash camera with 720p video capture and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.

Sensation XL touts a 4.7-inch S-LCD Gorilla glass touch screen with qHD 800 x 480 pixels resolution at about 199 ppi pixel density. It comes with 132.5 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm dimension and weighs 162.5 grams. Sensation XL comes with a standard Li-ion 1600 mAh battery with 6.5 hours on 3G networks, up to 11.5 hours on 2G networks (GSM) and a standby time of up to 360 hours.

HTC Amaze 4G

HTC released its Amaze 4G for T-Mobile on October. The HTC smartphone, which has a 4.3-inch screen, comes with 42 Mbps over T-Mobile's network.

Amaze 4G, which runs on Google's Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread OS, is adorned with dual-core 1.5 GHz Scorpion CPU, Adreno 220 GPU, 4.3-inch S-LCD capacitive display, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory that could be expandable up to 32 GB microSD card, 8-megapixel dual-LED flash camera with 1080p video capture and 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat.

Amaze 4G touts a 4.3-inch S-LCD Gorilla glass touch screen with 960 x 540 pixels resolution at about 256 ppi pixel density. It comes with 130 x 65.6 x 11.8 mm dimension and weighs 172.9 grams. The phone comes with a standard Li-ion 1730 mAh battery with a talk time of up to 6 hours and a standby time of up to 264 hours on 3G networks.

Amaze 4G, which is available in black and white colors, is priced at $299.99 with a 2-year T-Mobile contract.

HTC Titan

HTC Titan, which is powered by Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system, was announced Sept. 1 in London. The phone, which is sold by AT&T, is also known as HTC Eternity, HTC Bunyip, and HTC Ultimate.

Titan is adorned with 1.5 GHz Scorpion CPU Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset, Adreno 205 GPU, 4.7-inch S-LCD capacitive display, 512 MB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, 8-megapixel LED flash camera with 720p video capture and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat.

Titan touts a 4.7-inch S-LCD capacitive touch screen with 800 x 480 pixels resolution at about 199 ppi pixel density. It comes with 131.5 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm dimension and weighs 160 grams. The phone comes with a standard Li-ion 1600 mAh battery with a talk time of up to 6 hours 50 minutes and a standby time of up to 360 hours on 3G networks.

It also has multi-touch touch screen, proximity and ambient light sensors, 6-axis gyroscope and accelerometer, magnetometer, microphone, CMOS sensor, SRS surround sound, and HTC Watch.

Titan is available at $199.99 with a 2-year contract from AT&T.

HTC Radar 4G

Radar 4G, which was made available from October, is a Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS device manufactured by HTC. The phone, which is sold by T-Mobile, is also known as HTC Omega.

Radar 4G is adorned with 1 GHz Scorpion CPU Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset, Adreno 205 GPU, 3.8-inch S-LCD capacitive display, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory, 5-megapixel LED flash camera with 720p video capture and a secondary front-facing camera for video chat.

Radar 4G touts a 3.8-inch S-LCD capacitive touch screen with 800 x 480 pixels resolution at about 246 ppi pixel density. It comes with 120.5 x 61.5 x 10.9 mm dimension and weighs 137 grams. The phone comes with a standard Li-ion 1520 mAh battery with a talk time of up to 8 hours 5 minutes and a standby time of up to 480 hours on 3G networks.

It also has multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, 3-axis accelerometer, CMOS sensor, Dolby Mobile Sound and HTC Watch.

Radar 4G is available at $99.99 with a 2-year contract from T-Mobile.

HTC Status

HTC Status, which was also known as HTC ChaCha or Chachacha, was announced in February at the Mobile World Congress and released in June.

The phone, which is being offered by AT&T, is designed for texting and as the Facebook button indicates, for social networking also. The Facebook button is for sharing pictures or videos on Facebook with one-touch of a button.

Status, which runs on Google Inc.'s Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, is adorned with 800 MHz CPU Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset, QWERTY keyboard, 2.6-inch TFT capacitive display, 512 MB of RAM, 512 MB of ROM, expandable memory of up 32GB via microSD card, 5-megapixel LED flash camera with D1 (720x480 pixels) video capture and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat.

Status touts a 2.6-inch TFT capacitive Corning Gorilla glass touch screen with 320 x 480 pixels resolution at about 222 ppi pixel density. It comes with 114.4 x 64.6 x 10.7 mm dimension and weighs 120 grams. The phone comes with a standard Li-ion 1250 mAh battery with a talk time of up to 7 hours and a standby time of up to 430 hours on 3G networks.

It also has accelerometer, proximity, compass sensor, Facebook dedicated key, HTC Sense 2.1 user interface, and supports 7.2 Mbps HSDPA. Status is available free with a 2-year contract from AT&T.

HTC Droid Incredible 2

HTC Droid Incredible 2, which was also known as HTC Incredible S, S710E, was officially announced in February at the Mobile World Congress. It is a successor to the Droid Incredible.

The phone, which is being offered by Verizon, was codenamed Vivo during development of the device and is a world phone.

Droid Incredible 2, which runs on Google Inc.'s Android 2.2 Froyo that could be upgradable to Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread OS, is adorned with 1 GHz Scorpion CPU Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon chipset, Adreno 205 GPU, 4-inch S-LCD capacitive display, 768 MB of RAM, 1.1 GB of ROM, 16 GB microSD card included in package that could be expandable up 32GB, 8-megapixel dual-LED flash camera with 720p video capture and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat.

Droid Incredible 2 touts a 4-inch S-LCD capacitive touch screen with 800 x 480 pixels resolution at about 233 ppi pixel density. It comes with 120.7 x 64 x 12.2 mm dimension and weighs 135 grams. The phone comes with a standard Li-ion 1450 mAh battery with a talk time of up to 6 hours 30 minutes and a standby time of up to 361 hours.

It also has accelerometer, proximity, compass sensor, and HTC Sense user interface. Droid Incredible 2 is available at $149.99 with a 2-year contract from Verizon Wireless.

HTC EVO 3D

The HTC EVO 3D is the first glasses-free 3D smartphone, which makes the phone a very special one. It is the successor to the original HTC EVO 4G, which was, probably, the first smartphone to every truly test the iPhone.

The HTC EVO 3D, which runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, measures 126 x 65 x 12.1 mm and weighs 170 grams. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Adreno 220 GPU Qualcomm MSM8660 chipset processor.

The smartphone comes with 4.3-inch qHD 960 x 540 pixels 3D LCD capacitive touchscreen display. It has common input features like accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, multi-touch input method and proximity sensor for auto turn-off. It also comes with HTC Sense's latest version, touch-sensitive controls and Gyro sensor.

The camera found in EVO 3D is a 5 megapixel 2560?1920 pixel device, featuring autofocus and dual-LED flash, Stereoscopic photos (2 megapixel only) and videos and a 1.3 megapixel secondary camera. The EVO 3D captures video of 1080p at 24fps (2D) and 720p at 30fps (3D).

The device has 1GB RAM and 1GB of internal storage. It supports HSDPA 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps on Sprint's network. It has a Flash-enabled web browsing experience that takes advantage of the speed of the Sprint 3G/4G network.

There is a Li-ion 1730 mAh battery found in the EVO 3D which offers upto 7 hours 45 minutes of talk time and up to 358 hours of standby on 3G networks. Sprint offers the Evo 3D for $199.99 with a 2-year contract.

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