HTC, Verizon Release The Stylish Rhyme Phone
HTC Corp is hoping to attract fashion-conscious customers with its new Rhyme phone, which will sport three shades of purple and will come with three accessories, all for $199.
With a 3.7-inch WVGA, super LCD display and high-quality stereo sound, HTC Rhyme also offers advanced imaging capabilities that begin with its 5-megapixel camera that includes auto focus, power LED flash and instant shutter. In addition, the camera features a number of photo-taking and sharing elements, including face detection, action burst scene, which automatically takes five consecutive shots of a scene, and panoramic mode, which lets users stitch several photos for those larger-than-life views. The HTC Rhymes locked homescreen can be customized to display the most important content, making it quick to see social updates, photos, snapping a photo or the weather forecast by simply turning on the display.
HTC Watch features a wide selection of movies and TV shows that can be downloaded for instant viewing.
HTC Rhymes suite of accessories:
HTC Rhyme Docking Station - The Docking Station simultaneously recharges the phone while turning the Rhyme into an alarm clock and music center so you can wake to your favorite songs played directly from the built-in Bluetooth capable speakers.
- HTC Rhyme Charm - The Charm is discretely alerting you to incoming calls or messages while the HTC Rhyme is deep in your bag. The Charm is a small light-emitting cube that attaches to the phone by a cord that can dangle from your bag and also be used to quickly pull the phone out of your bag.
- HTC Rhyme Sports Armband - The Sports Armband allows you to work out in style while keeping your apps and music close to you.
- HTC Rhyme Tangle Free Headphones - The Tangle Free Headphones take the hassle out of listening to your favorite music.
- HTC Rhyme Bluetooth Headset
- HTC Rhyme Bluetooth Car Speaker
HTC Rhyme, which is based on Google's Android software, will be available in the coming weeks in the United States, exclusively with Verizon Wireless, and across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific in October. In the U.S., the Docking Station, Tangle Free Headphones and Charm will be included in the box.
|Size:||119 x 60.8 x 10.85 mm (4.68 x 2.39 x 0.43 inches)|
|Weight:||130 grams (4.58 ounces) with battery|
|Display:||3.7-inch touch screen with 480 x 800 resolution|
CPU Processing Speed1 GHz
Total storage: 4 GB
Available storage: up to 1 GB
RAM: 768 MB
Expansion slot:microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
- 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
- Bluetooth 3.0 with FTP/OPP for file transfer, A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, and PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit
- Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
- DLNA for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to your TV or computer
- Ambient light sensor
- Digital compass
- Proximity sensor
Power & Battery
Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity: 1600 mAh
- Up to 480 minutes for WCDMA
- Up to 620 minutes for GSM
- Up to 340 hours for WCDMA
- Up to 295 hours for GSM
Android with HTC Sense
- Europe/Asia: 850/900/2100 MHz
- Upload speed of up to 5.76 Mbps and download speed of up to 14.4 Mbps
- 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 5 megapixel color camera with auto focus and LED flash
- 720p HD video recording
- VGA front-facing camera
- Internal GPS antenna
Audio supported formats:
- Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
- Recording: .amr, .m4a, .aac
Video supported formats:
- Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3), .xvid (MP4 ASP and MP3)
- Recording: .3gp, .mp4