Sep 29 AT 11:59 AM Nick Gray 17 Comments

HTC Rhyme now available; good karma or six thumbs down?


The hotly debated HTC Rhyme is now available from Verizon for $199 with a new two-year contract. While the price of the HTC Rhyme is high for a phone that only features a 1 GHz single-core processor, 3.7-inch WVGA display, 5 megapixel camera and 768 MB RAM, the phone does include a pair of tangle-free headphones, a multifunctional docking station and a charm indicator.

It’s hard to say if Verizon’s and HTC’s strategy to create a niche handset for women with dedicated accessories will pay off, but we have a feeling the new marketing campaign will alienate more than a few people. Check out the new commercial below and let us know if it does a good job capturing the essence of the new HTC Rhyme. Does this ad appeal to the goddess within? Or is HTC just being creepy?

HTC Rhyme Specs

  • Processor: Qualcomm® Qualcomm MSM 8655, 1GHz
  • 3.7” WVGA (480×800) Display
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 5 MP rear—facing camera with autofocus & F2.2, 28mm lens
  • VGA front—facing camera
  • GPS/AGPS E911
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility = M4/T4
  • Dimensions: 4.69” x 2.39” x .43”
  • Weight: 4.77 ounces (130 grams)
  • Wi—Fi capable —Wi—Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Mobile Hotspot (connect up to 5 devices)
  • 4GB eMMC/768MB DDR1 (Actual formatted capacity is less), 8GB micro SD

Source: Verizon

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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