Today, mobile phone carrier Verizon Wireless went official with yet another appealing handset for its customers, namely the HTC Rhyme, which is expected to become available for purchase on the carrier's network as soon as September 29th.Long rumored to arrive on shelves as the HTC Bliss, the new device is finally official, and is said to be on its way to more markets around the world starting with the next month.
The Rhyme was previously said to be on its way to the market as a device oriented mainly at women, and the fact that its maker threw in a plum color and a matching LED-infused charm shows exactly the same.
The said charm is meant to be plugged into the phone’s 3.5mm headphone jack, and will light up at times when the user receives a call or a text message. The mobile phone also comes with a set of tangle-free headphones included in the box, as well as with an alarm dock.
Other than that, the new mobile phone comes with about all of the usual features and capabilities that any other Android handset sports.
It is based on Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, and sports the brand new HTC Sense 3.5 on top, which features redesigned homescreen, and a series of other changes as well, when compared to the previous flavors of the software.
The mobile phone is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 (MSM8655) application processor, complemented by 768MB of RAM and a 3.7-inch touchscreen display that can deliver a WVGA resolution.
It also comes with a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity capabilities (no LTE), a microSD memory card slot, built-in GPS receiver, and the usual set of sensors.
The smartphone will become available for pre-order at Verizon starting with September 22nd, and should feature a price tag of $199 (around 145 Euros) when purchased with the signing of a contract agreement. (via)