The HTC Rhyme, which launches Sept. 29 on Verizon, is a smartphone that appears to be aimed at the ladies.
The 3.7-inch smartphone, which costs $199 with a two-year contract from Verizon, comes with a suite of accessories that will fit well into the lives of the wireless industry’s coveted “smartphone moms” demographic.
One accessory is the HTC Rhyme charm, a small cube that can be attached to a bag or purse, which lights up when the phone receives a call or message. In the U.S., this charm, along with tangle-free headphones and a docking station that makes the phone a good alarm clock, are included in the box.
The phone comes in three shades: the pinkish Plum, light aqua Clearwater or beige Hourglass.
The phone has decent but not amazing specs: a 5 MP rear-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash, a front-facing VGA camera for video chat, a single-core 1GHz processor, 4GB of internal memory and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.