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Smartphones today have become more of a style statement along with housing some impressive power under the hood. We have devices like the iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Motorola Razr that are not only eye catchers with their design, but boast of some amazing power under the hood as well. Today we have with us the HTC Rhyme. A smartphone that has some really impressive and stylish looks, funky and unique accessories and boasts of a single-core processor in a day and age ruled by the dual-core. Are looks and feature enough to distinguish this device from the crowd, or has it fallen short of performance? The device has a candy bar form factor with a look and feel that screams HTC all over the place. The front has a 3.7-inch display with four touch sensitive buttons below it – home, menu, back and search. A lot of handset manufacturers such as Samsung and Sony have foregone the search button in their handsets but its nice to see that HTC has retained it. We think it's pretty useful. The rear of the device has a nice plastic finish to it with a metal strip above the removable panel.
Alright. This one's a bit different. So we act accordingly. And because we're not quite versed in all things fashion, let's move straight to what we're good at. Meet the HTC Rhyme. Seriously, now. Tough job building a ladies phone - but hey, that's what accessories are for. Before we get to them though, the HTC Rhyme is a delicious little phone, except that it's not that little at all. The good thing is the trademark unibody design is less industrial but softer and more delicate. And the colors? Apart from the accessories, the paintjobs are the only thing that makes the handset different. Feminine? The HTC Rhyme is hard to define. It almost feels like they didn't plan this one as a phone for girls. When they later decided to target the female audience, they came up with all sorts of relevant accessories. You'll never hear anyone at HTC call it the ladies smartphone. But it's being marketed as one. They are extra careful to avoid references to Android and don't even call it a smartphone in any of their ads. That's not what we're gonna do. We'll look at the smartphone inside the Rhyme. And see if it could be his smartphone too, as much as hers. That's what HTC would gladly have people think. It'd be a win-win for them.
Now, according to HTC, the Rhyme is not targeted at a female audience – but take a look at it. It comes in fetching hues of dark pink and purple, has matching accessories and there is a ‘charm' indicator, which you attach to your bag – this glows a soft pink to let you know you have messages and incoming calls. Sound very blokey to you? No, us neither. But anyway. Let's move on... The good news is that while the HTC Rhyme may be targeted at those of a female persuasion, it doesn't miss out on any of the technical benefits from the Taiwanese handset manufacturer. It has kept to its tried-and-tested design, rather than veering off into some ‘girlie' fantasy, producing a phone that has a flat front, softly curved sides and rounded corners. This means it not only looks good, but also feels really good to hold – something the iPhone 4S could learn from... Mind you, HTC describes the Rhyme as having a ‘unibody' design – yet it is clear that the bezel and 3.7in display are actually separate from the rest of the metallic front, while the reverse side of the chassis is divided into three.
From stick-on Swarovski bling to mobile phones shaped like make-up compacts (ick) to laptops with 'accessorisable covers to match your outfit!' (seriously?) tech companies have always had a hard time marketing at women without making their product look and feel entirely dumb.The HTC Rhyme may not be explicitly aimed at women (though all the mentions of purses and bags in the blurb might be a giveaway), but there's something about this tactile handset that's going to appeal to the ladies out there. The colour, for a start. It's not pink. Fancy that! Instead, the handset is a deep, delicious plum colour, instantly giving this mid-range HTC a little something different to the blocks of black that dominate the market and, perhaps, not entirely alienating men from their target market either with their second bronzey-silvery colour that's available. It also comes with some sweet accessories: a dock that, once the phone is cradled in it, automatically displays the time, calendar, gallery and music; Dre Beats-style headphones and a nifty little charm that lights up when a message or call is being received. We rather like this idea, after all, it can often be a little difficult to wrench a phone out of a bag in time to catch the call…
It seems like almost every new smartphone I review has a 4.3-inch screen. Sometimes they're even 4.5-inches. And they all look pretty great, to be sure, but quite frankly, my hand is starting to hurt. That's where the HTC Rhyme ($199.99 direct) comes in. Simply put, this is one of the most comfortable phones I've ever had the pleasure to talk on. Throw in a nice bundle of included accessories and you've got yourself a pretty good deal. But a lack of 4G keeps the Rhyme from the top of the heap, even within its midrange category. Design, Global Calling, and Voice Quality Measuring 4.7 by 2.4 by 0.4 inches (HWD), the 4.8-ounce HTC Rhyme has a soft-touch body with rounded edges. Although no one's stating it on record, the HTC Rhyme is being targeted towards women. It's purple, it comes with a call alert charm meant to be attached to a purse, and it's designed for a smaller hand than many new smartphones. I'm a man, and I don't have particularly small hands, but even I can feel the difference in comfort between this and, say, a Samsung Droid Charge ($199.99, 4 stars). The purple color may be a turn off for some, but that's a shame, because this is one sleek phone.
The HTC Rhyme is an Android 2.3 smartphone with a 3.7-inch screen and a unique range of bundled accessories, including a glowing charm and docking station. It's available on monthly contracts for around £25, or SIM-free for about £350.If the plum colouring, glowing phone charm and cream leather carry case weren't enough of a reason buy the HTC Rhyme, the first appearance of HTC's latest Sense 3.5 user interface may draw you in.However, the phone lacks a dual-core processor and has a relatively small 3.7-inch display. It's also running Android 2.3, which is soon to become outdated when Google releases version 4.0 in the next few weeks. A leather case is included in the box to keep the HTC Rhyme protected when it's at the bottom of your handbag, or man-bag, as the case may be. The phone's 5-megapixel camera is decent rather than breathtaking, and it captures HD video at 720p rather than full HD 1080p. There's also no way to replace the battery, which is a rarity on an Android device. Taking all of this into account, it's obvious that the Rhyme isn't going to be of interest to those Android fanatics who are getting hot under the collar about the forthcoming Galaxy Nexus.
It's obvious that HTC is going right after the ladies with the Rhyme, an Android phone that sports a smooth purple design and comes with a trio of accessories designed to make your life easier. In the box is not only a dock that doubles as an alarm clock, but tangle-free earphones (for working out) and a very unique charm that blinks during incoming calls. But does the Rhyme provide enough reasons to choose it over an iPhone 4S? Read on to find out. Swathed in a rich purple shade called Plum, the HTC Rhyme adds a splash of much-needed color to an otherwise bland smartphone field. However, while it's not as polarizing as, say, pink, such a bold color choice will likely discourage male shoppers. The phone's rear has a soft-touch finish, which makes for a firm grip. A rear-facing camera rests between an LED flash and a tiny purple speaker slit. A purple chrome band brandishing the HTC logo wraps across the middle, gently tapers around the front of the phone, and cradles the devices's glossy 3.7-inch screen. A chrome Verizon logo sits above the display, while four capacitive buttons rest below.
Most smartphones are generic in their appearance, black or gray in color, and aren’t really targeted for a specific gender. Meet the HTC Rhyme from Verizon Wireless - one of the few smartphones that are designed for women. But in doing so, the Rhyme is fairly unappealing to men, which is eliminating half of all potential smartphone buyers. Let’s take a closer look at the Rhyme and see if it has what it takes for the ladies.Included in the retail package is the HTC Rhyme ADR6330 smartphone, 1600mAh non-removable battery, wall charger with microUSB cable, 3.5mm headphones, lighted indicator charm, desktop charging dock, and user guides.Not only is the HTC Rhyme plum in color, but so are the box packaging, earbuds and lighted indicator charm – giving it a monochromatic look as everything matches. The phone itself feels well made and fits comfortably in smaller hands, again appealing to women with its color. On the front is a standard 3.7” WVGA touch-sensitive TFT display with a VGA camera above it and four capacitive buttons on the bottom. We say the display is standard, as text is sharp and images look well, but it doesn’t really stand-out from the competition, and can be difficult to view outside in sunlight.
We'll confess: When we first started hearing about the HTC Bliss, we were dreading what kind of stereotypes the phone would make about women. However, we were pleasantly surprised when the Bliss made its official debut in mid-September as the HTC Rhyme for Verizon Wireless. The purple color and included cell phone charm isn't going to strike a chord with everyone, but for those it does attract, the Rhyme offers a sleek design, great user experience, and a decent set of features and performance, not to mention a bundle of accessories. The HTC Rhyme is available now for $199.99 with a two-year contract. The HTC Rhyme is a beautiful phone. It boasts an aluminum unibody design with a soft-touch finish that feels luxurious in hand. It's also slim and compact at 4.69 inches tall by 2.39 inches wide by 0.43 inch thick and weighs just 4.77 ounces. The royal purple color is also attractive to be sure, but it's not going to appeal to everyone. Though HTC and Verizon didn't say outright that the smartphone is targeted at women, the color choice is a bit polarizing. The international version of the Rhyme comes in a more neutral champagne color option; it's too bad Verizon isn't offering this model, as it would probably broaden its appeal. On front, you get a 3.7-inch WVGA (480x800 pixels) touch screen.
When it comes to unique Android devices, generally it's a manufacturer's job to make the biggest, the most powerful, or the most thin - all that's been thrown out the window with the HTC Rhyme. What we've got here instead is the world's first real effort to create an Android device that's specifically feminine in form. It's plum colored, it's got a light-up Charm that allows you to access the device even if its hidden deep in your purse, and it's the perfect size for a petite hand. Will all this (plus a bit more, of course), add up to be the perfect new generation device for HTC? This is no ordinary device. It's designed to break through the undeniable trend of each smartphone needing to have the greatest specs possible to present a device that's one perfect package instead. Sound familiar? Will this device be able to compete with the iPhone? If you're asking that question, you're asking the wrong question. By the end of this review I'll have answered this perplexing question answered anyway, just for fun. Also because this device's goal is to set itself aside from the rest of the Android pack, the way we're reviewing it will be a bit different too. One cannot take the same broad approach to a smartphone for review when the market for said handset is so specific.
The HTC Rhyme is an Android smart phone that's looking to hit the big time. With its purple body, updated user interface and range of accessories, is the Rhyme sublime or a waste of time? The Rhyme will emerge in October for a currently undisclosed price. Here are our first impressions. The Rhyme has a two-tone unibody design that's purpler than Prince's underpants. If you don't like purple, tough -- the other two colours that the phone comes in won't be available in the UK. One of the first things we noticed about the Rhyme is that it's very light for its size. The phone also boasts a decently sized, 3.7-inch, Super LCD display. It's clear and crisp, and shows off whizzy animations well as it zips between home screens and apps. A 1GHz processor keeps everything ticking along. The 5-megapixel camera includes an autofocus, LED flash and instant shutter. It has a bunch of features that you'd find in a compact camera, including face detection, which ensures that friends are always in focus, a burst mode, and a panorama mode. The burst mode automatically takes five consecutive photos to capture fast-moving action, and you can choose to keep or chuck the individual images.
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