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HTC Rhyme first press shots leak: flaunts cleaner, prettier HTC Sense 3.5

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HTC Rhyme first press shots leak: flaunts cleaner, prettier HTC Sense 3.5
The HTC Bliss has been circulating headlines all over in the last week or so, gearing for a possible September 20th launch, and now the first press images have leaked, hinting that the device is right on track to arrvial. The HTC Bliss appears as the HTC Rhyme in these press shots obtained by German tech blog HTCInside, and flaunts an all-new cleaner and intriguing HTC Sense 3.5 on top of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. What you’re looking at on the press shot seems to be the home screen, which you can populate with quick access icons on the side.

Judging by this latest leak, the handset might after all launch under the HTC Rhyme moniker, or that could be its European nickname. In either case, we’re talking about the same 3.7-inch phone running on a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 chip and featuring a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera capable of recording 720p video.

HTC Rhyme first press shots leak: flaunts cleaner, prettier HTC Sense 3.5
Sadly, despite its poetic name, the HTC Rhyme won’t likely come with Beats Audio, but on the positive side it’s expected in a variety of colors with silver and dark blue versions most probable and yellow and pink models possible. 

With so many leaks pointing at the upcoming Rhyme, its arrival at HTC’s September 20th event seems nearly certain, so stay tuned. 

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posted on 15 Sep 2011, 04:05 3

1. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)

No, idon't like the look of that new sense there...

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 06:00 1

2. dblue45 (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Aug 2009)

Exactly! The old ones or the present one for that matter, screams out HTC while this looks like just another of those fake common UI's...

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 07:25 1

3. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

Eh, at least it's not a complete iOS clone like TouchWiz.

(Sorry, Peter.)

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 12:12

4. MADRAS (unregistered)

3.7"..ridiculous....HTC needs to produce 4.3" or 4.5" devices

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 18:20 1

5. locoboyjjr (unregistered)

HTC needs to.make.their screens brighter and better than what it is now like the Samsung's fix.your screen HTC

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 20:24 1

6. UltraElectroMagneticPOP (Posts: 49; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

YES! IMHO, HTC's the only Android maker to have a "brand design identity". When you see their phones, you'll immediately know they're HTC phones. Unlike LG and Samsung phones that are all black slabs with displays. BUT those displays take away HTC's thunder. They are way ahead of HTC's displays.

HTC design + Samsung chips + Samsung/LG display + Moto feeling of solidity/non-cheapness = WIN!

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 12:18

7. roscuthiii (Posts: 2233; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

I wish they had more shots of this... I still want a phone that's well, a phone. So I don't really have an interest in the 4.3" and above screen sizes. 3.7"- 4" is the sweet spot for me. But, the back of that is hideous. Tri-tone white, metallic, and gray?

And really, is that the new Sense? It looks more like a lockscreen w/ options. It's so miniscule they may as well not even have it. Could have just stuck with vanilla Android instead of adding an unnecessary UI layer.

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