CNET First Look
HTC RhymeAt the launch event for the HTC Rhyme, we take a first look at the purple Verizon Android Gingerbread phone. It comes with matching accessories to target women customers, like a glowing cube message indicator that can hang out of a purse.
-Hi, I'm Bridget Carey with CNET TV here with your first look at the HTC Rhyme. I'm at the launch event here in New York and they didn't exactly say this was for women, but you're kind of get that vibe because it comes in purple and has lot of accessories like the one I'm holding right here. You might be wondering what is this dangling thing. It's called the charm. So, you plug it in and you let it stick out purse and it lights up when you have missed call or someone is calling you or you have a text message. It also comes with a docking station that kind of reminds you like an alarm clock. You can put it by your bed and it also comes with headsets. Now, as you can see, the headsets are flat rubber, so it's supposed to not tangled as easy way because we all just hate when that happens. Sold separately are also some other match and accessories like the plum colored Bluetooth headset or a speaker visor for car and also a workout arm band. So, the phone itself has a nice feminine feel. The specs inside aren't too bad. It comes with 2 cameras with 5-megapixel on the back and another one on the front for video chatting. It's 3.7-inch screen, 1 gigahertz processor and has 4 gigs of memory, internal 8 gigs and a separate SD card. Now, as far as the interface goes, you're gonna notice there are slightly different tweaks in this HTC sense like the ability to just, you know, quickly get glance at your latest mail or messages without having to go all the way into the program, and the camera itself has a few other tweaks like being able to take 5 shots at once in 2.5 seconds. So, ladies if having some accessories tickles your fancy, it's gonna be available on September 29th at Verizon for 199 and that includes the 3 accessories like the charm, the charging dock and the matching earplugs. For CNET TV, I'm Bridget Carey.