HTC Rhyme goes official: landing on Verizon Sept 29th, to woo ladies with a Charm indicator and plum colors

HTC Rhyme goes official: landing on Verizon Sept 29th, to woo ladies with a Charm indicator and plum colors
After a couple of leaks here and there, the HTC Rhyme, formerly referred to as the HTC Bliss, has finally been officially confirmed and it’s coming on Verizon on September 29th. Other markets among which Europe and Asia are to get the Rhyme in October.

Initially, the HTC Rhyme was thought to target mostly the female audience with its plum-colored body and a Charm indicator which would blink whenever the phone needs your attention. You just have to plug it in the 3.5mm headset jack and it goes active. The whole idea is to have it clipped on your bag, ladies (or maybe men too), so you don't have to go exploring the contents of that new huge bag full of who-knows-what.

In addition, the handset will come with a handful of accessories including a docking station, tangle-free headphones (not Beats Audio, sadly), a sports armband and a Bluetooth headset matching the plum phone in color.

Specwise, the HTC Rhyme is not breaking new ground, but has some pretty decent hardware inclunding: 
- 3.7 inch WVGA display,
- Single-core 1GHz Qualcomm S2 MSM8655 processor, 768MB of RAM,
- 5MP rear autofocus camera with LED flash, front-facing camera,
- Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread skinned with Sense UI 3.5,
- 3G HSDPA EV-DO, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5mm headset jack,
- 1600mAh battery,
- HTC Watch.

We don’t know the exact price just yet, but rumors point at $50 with a 2-year agreement on Big Red. Does this sound reasonable and are you getting the HTC Rhyme?

source: HTC via UnwiredView

HTC Rhyme goes official: landing on Verizon Sept 29th, to woo ladies with a Charm indicator and plum colors
HTC Rhyme goes official: landing on Verizon Sept 29th, to woo ladies with a Charm indicator and plum colors

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Rhyme
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1600 mAh(6.83h talk time)

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11 Comments

1. master0fursinz

Posts: 104; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

i like that 3G hsdpa, since when did verizon use that technology for 3G?

2. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

thats a heck of a question. i wonder if the rumors of the iphone going hsdpa could hold water.

9. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

so, no hsdpa. bummer.

3. Victor.H

Posts: 1043; Member since: May 27, 2011

Good question, could be a dual-mode chip, but we're still waiting to see the official press release. Will update you as soon as we get more details.

4. Gcombs

Posts: 136; Member since: Aug 22, 2011

C'mon can we get some Mango devices!!!!

5. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Yeah! $50 for Sense 3.5, and all those accessories? Awesome deal. But it would be straight up stupid to not release a more masculine version alongside it...

6. PeterBBB unregistered

I agree.... it seems like a great phone, when not in purple :-)

7. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

actually its $200. still pretty cool, if accessories are your thing.

10. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

That'd be the Droid Incredible 2 with a Sense 3.5 update.

8. Hannah unregistered

i like it purple.

11. master0fursinz

Posts: 104; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

this phone is definately aimed at tween/teen girls, mature women that want something girly-ish... the price point is umm kinda high but at least you get the accessories for it.

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