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HTC Bliss said to be first Android smartphone specifically aimed at women

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HTC Bliss said to be first Android smartphone specifically aimed at women
What can HTC do to make an Android  phone designed for women? Speculation has arisen that the Taiwan based manufacturer is working with Verizon on the HTC Bliss, a smartphone for the ladies that would be the first Android model with such a focus. Right off the bat, it is being said that the device will feature a green hue in order to achieve some kind of a "calming effect", while a soft-touch rubber casing will help provide a better grip on the phone similar to the HTC DROID Incredible 2. It will be a half centimeter thinner than the T-Mobile G2.

On the software side of things, it's expected that the handset will come loaded with shopping comparison and calorie counting apps. In addition, it seems the "calming" theme will continue with the wallpaper. Looks like HTC is really concerned with the fact that a lot of women are stressed these days.

What's more interesting about the HTC Bliss are the accessories that are rumored to be available for it. First off we have a wireless charging dock with speakers, then a square-shaped speaker for a car is also rumored to be in the mix, as well a stylish Bluetooth headset that should match the phone's design language. The attention-grabber here seems to be a device called "charm indicator", which will be a cube shaped box that comes with a hook to attach to a purse or bag. It will light up to notify the phone's owner that there is a message or missed call. Although most of us would think this thing is to work wirelessly, it seems that it will attach to the phone with a cord, in order to make it easier for women to pluck the handset out of their purse, for example...

The HTC Bliss is apparently headed for Verizon but neither the manufacturer, nor carrier would respond to questions about the device. And while many have complained that HTC devices all look the same, this might be a good way to make a device completely different from all of the others.

Will this idea backfire or will it end up with a whole new group of Android fans?

source: Thisismynext via AndroidandMe

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posted on 04 May 2011, 21:03 6

1. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


sounds like htc has to much time on their hands...

posted on 04 May 2011, 21:14 3

2. Negative (unregistered)


HTC is awesome!

posted on 04 May 2011, 23:16 2

3. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)


"special apps geared to shopping and calorie counting"

I doubt this phone will see the light of day... sexism up the ass.

posted on 05 May 2011, 02:22 2

6. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


How is that sexism? It's what a woman would typically do.
I guess games would be quite sexist also, right?

posted on 05 May 2011, 00:08 3

4. Tmobile tom (unregistered)


they do make android phones geared towards women. is called the entire mytouch series. total and complet chick phones

posted on 05 May 2011, 02:19

5. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Along with the Xperia X series.

posted on 05 May 2011, 07:55 4

7. Cool (unregistered)


Yes & the ultimate chick phone, the iPhone 4. Every person I know who has one is a woman! I am up to 30 women who have it. While at the club every chick has an iPhone 4!

posted on 05 May 2011, 18:34 1

11. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


dude thats called a chick magnet... u just wish u had one

posted on 05 May 2011, 10:10

8. joey18 (Posts: 526; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


htc next phone will come gay and full bibrators

posted on 05 May 2011, 18:03

9. Kitoro (unregistered)


A green hue for a "calming effect," and a soft-touch rubber grip "to provide a better grip?"

So, basically, HTC thinks women are constantly stressed and especially clumsy. Brilliant.

posted on 05 May 2011, 18:25 1

10. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


Bitches always be spazzin' out and droppin' they phones!

posted on 06 May 2011, 08:44

14. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Gay!!! at least use a colour both sexes can use like bright green or blue(like on the nokia n8 series)

posted on 06 May 2011, 18:24

18. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


From the photos I've seen, it appears to be sort of a forest green. Which I'd consider equally unappealing to both genders.

posted on 07 May 2011, 16:18

19. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


but amazingly people still buy it??? what you said was an opinion of your own. Nokia N8 sales prove colors are important. Top selling were Silver, hot pink and green.

posted on 06 May 2011, 12:27

15. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


What, no mention of increased access to kitchen appear, advice for being barefoot, and how to make your man the perfect sandwich even when pregnant?

posted on 06 May 2011, 12:27

16. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Apps*

posted on 06 May 2011, 13:21

17. tmcneill04 (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 May 2011)


@Sniggly lmfao

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 16:06

20. hooher tod (unregistered)


Yes there should realize the reader to RSS my feed to RSS commentary, quite simply

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