HTC Bliss said to be first Android smartphone specifically aimed at women
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
1. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
sounds like htc has to much time on their hands...
2. Negative (unregistered)
HTC is awesome!
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.
6. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; 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?
4. Tmobile tom (unregistered)
they do make android phones geared towards women. is called the entire mytouch series. total and complet chick phones
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!
11. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
dude thats called a chick magnet... u just wish u had one
8. joey18 (Posts: 500; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)
htc next phone will come gay and full bibrators
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.
10. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
Bitches always be spazzin' out and droppin' they phones!
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)
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.
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.
15. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; 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?
20. hooher tod (unregistered)
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