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HTC Rhyme: On Verizon, for $199


The HTC Rhyme

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.

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Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.
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