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

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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Bliss
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB
  • Battery 1600 mAh

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18 Comments

1. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

2. Negative unregistered

HTC is awesome!

3. Rawrzellers

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 22, 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: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 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

5. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Along with the Xperia X series.

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: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

8. joey18

Posts: 664; Member since: Jul 20, 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: Mar 24, 2011

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

14. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 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: Mar 24, 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: Nov 18, 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: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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?

16. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Apps*

17. tmcneill04

Posts: 3; Member since: May 06, 2011

@Sniggly lmfao

20. hooher tod unregistered

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

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