HTC Rhyme for Verizon takes stage, flaunting accessories
NEW YORK–HTC unveiled its latest smartphone for Verizon today, the HTC Rhyme, an Android Gingerbread device focused on style and user experience.
Known formerly by its code-name HTC Bliss, the Rhyme isn’t so much about high-end specs; rather, HTC decided to design the phone on three principles: style, essential, and intuitive. HTC and Verizon were careful not to say that the purple handset was female-focused and said that it was for anyone seeking a fashion-forward device with a solid set of features and a cool bundle of accessories.
HTC created a number of accessories specifically for the Rhyme, including a docking station, tangle-free headphones, a light-emitting cell phone charm that alerts you to incoming calls, an armband, and a Bluetooth headset.
Aside from the accessories, the smartphone also runs a slightly different version of HTC Sense. The home screen has a cleaner, uncluttered layout and you can now remove home pages, if you don’t need all seven. There are also custom wallpapers and the camera app now offers the option to automatically upload photos to a specific album on Facebook or Flickr and more shooting modes.
The rest of the smartphone’s features fall in the midrange level, with a 3.7-inch WVGA t… [Read more]