Initially known as HTC Bliss, the HTC Rhyme has been finally announced by the HTC, which unveiled that the smartphone would be first released by Verizon Wireless in the US.
As expected, the Rhyme looks pretty sweet. It is based on the Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon (MSM8655 for Verizon) featuring a 1GHz single-core Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU and 768MB RAM. HTC Rhyme utilizes a 3.7-inch WVGA display and has 5 megapixel snapper with 720p camcorder, 4GB internal storage and the usual connectivity package.
HTC Rhyme runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and comes with the latest Sense UI 3.5 on top of it. There is also the HTC Watch service for on-demand Hollywood movies streaming.
The thing which differs the phone from other smartphones, is that there will be lots of exclusive accessories for the HTC Rhyme, including a docking station, a “Charm cable” (which is “connected to the phone and has a protruding small cube that glows” to warn users about incoming calls or messages), a “sports armband”, and a Bluetooth headset, most of them dressed in the same color as the handset.
Verizon will offer the Rhyme starting September 29, while other markets, including Europe and Asia, are expected to get it in October.