Smartphones these days are getting a little dull, wouldn't you say? Looking out across the offerings, it's an endless sea of black (and sometimes white) casings. HTC seems hell bent on trying to avoid this trend with its newly announced Android device called the Rhyme. The plum metallic casing on this Android-running phone is stylish indeed, but are the innards as impressive as the outside shell?
Announced today, the HTC Rhyme will be exclusive to Verizon Wireless and will hit shelves in the coming weeks (possibly as soon as Sept. 29) alongside some bonus accessories. Early adopters can preorder the Rhyme at Target starting tomorrow through Sept. 26. First, let's learn about the specs:
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and HTC Sense UI
- 3.7-inch WVGA LCD screen
- 5MP rear-facing camera with auto focus, power LED flash, instant shutter, face detection, action burst (takes five consecutive shots in a row), and panorama, and a 0.3MP forward-facing camera
- 1Ghz single core processor, 4GB of internal memory, only 768MB of RAM
There are some other cool features coming with the latest version of HTC Sense, including 12 new wallpapers, a preview tab that lets you see all of your incoming and missed calls, emails, messages, and the like, and a photo auto-upload feature that will let you send images taken from your phone straight to a designated Facebook album. This could put you in some sticky situations, so be sure to address whether you want that feature enabled or not from day one!
Find out more about the HTC Rhyme's accessories — including a doc, tangle-free headphones, and an interesting charm — and our thoughts on the device in the gallery.