At their event in New York City this morning, HTC announced the mid-range HTC Rhyme, which will launch on Verizon Wireless September 29 for $199. The HTC Rhyme is the official name for the HTC Bliss, and the Rhyme is largely targeting the ladies out there. The Rhyme comes in a Plum color, inspired by a suite of applications and wallpapers designed by the HTC team.
Specs for the HTC Rhyme include:
- 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM 8655 processor
- Android 2.3.4 with the latest version of HTC Sense (3.5)
- 3.7-inch Super LCD display
- 4 GB internal memory, 8 GB external SD card
- 5 MP rear camera with 720p video capture, VGA front facing camera
- Charm indicator (more below)
- 3G speeds (read: No LTE)
Where HTC is attempting to differentiate this device is in the included and available accessories. In the box, you’ll find a charm indicator (basically a small charm with a built-in notification light) to let you know when you have a new notification. Since the charm glows, it will allow you to locate the device in your backpack, purse, handbag, satchel or whatever else you might need to rummage through to find your phone. Also included in the box is a set of tangle-free earphones.
The Rhyme also has a couple of accessories available for purchase, the most promising of which is the docking station. It essentially turns your phone into an alarm clock/multimedia device. You can also pick up a sports armband, bluetooth headset and bluetooth car speaker–all manufactured to match the style of the HTC Rhyme.
If you’re interested in picking up the Rhyme, you won’t have to wait long. The device will be available on Verizon on September 29, and will set you back $199 with a 2-year contract. You can preorder the device at Target starting September 21.
Pictures and videos of the Rhyme in action can be found below. Who out there plans to pick up the Rhyme when it launches next week?