HTC announces Rhyme Android smartphone

20 September 2011 by
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The Android powered HTC Rhyme has a 3.7 inch display, HTC Sense, 5 megapixel camera and a range of optional HTC Rhyme accessories

HTC Rhyme announced

HTC today announced the HTC Rhyme Android smartphone with HTC Sense experience. The basic specifications are a 3.7 inch display with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution. It has 1 GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera, runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has 768 MB memory and 4 GB internal storage which can be expanded with microSD card.

HTC has focused on user experience and a couple of Rhyme accessories:

  • Rhyme Docking Station - a charger and a desktop stand with Bluetooth and built in speakers
  • Rhyme Charm - A diode connected to the Rhyme via a cord which will blink when there are new message or an incoming calls.
  • Rhyme Sport Watch
  • Rhyme Tangle Free Headphones - Headset with flat wires
  • Rhyme Bluetooth Headset - Wireless headset with similar design as the HTC Rhyme phone
  • Rhyme Bluetooth Car Speaker - Car speaker which are attachable to the sun visor.

You might have seen this coming and yes, the HTC Rhyme is aimed for the feminine half of the consumers. Usually the design/lady models are not those with the best specifications, but a 1 GHz processor could make this devices attractive to girls wanting both tech and design in one package.

HTC Rhyme highlights


  • Weight: 130 gram
  • Size: 119 x 60.8 x 10.85 mm
  • Networks: GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 850/900/2100, HSPA 14.4/5.76
  • 3.7 inch display, 480 x 800 pixel resolution
  • 5 megapixel camera, autofocus, LED flash
  • 720p HD video recording
  • VGA front facing camera
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, DLNA
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • GPS
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 768 MB memory, 4 GB storage
  • 1600 mAh battery
  • Standby time: 295 hours (GSM)
  • Talk time: 620 minutes 


HTC Rhyme will be available in selected markets in the end of September / beginning of October.

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julias12 years, 9 months ago
So just a slightly modified version of the desire then for the ladies?
Bonovox12 years, 9 months ago
Nicer design than the usual brown phones they make. What is those 3 small yellow things below the lens?? Looks like more LED'S cos I see a white one too.
[ This Message was edited by: Bonovox on 2011-09-20 19:56 ]
badassmam12 years, 9 months ago
The dots on the back are contacts for the docking station. The UI is much nicer that what I have on my Desire now. I think its a girly phone judging from the charm thing.
hihihans12 years, 9 months ago
HTC is doing great. Make a phone a little different, ad some nice gadgets, done.
Marly12 years, 9 months ago
Nice colour combination, not everything "girly" has to be pink
Bonovox12 years, 9 months ago
Even if i was a woman Visit forum to view images i would never buy a pink phone
julias12 years, 9 months ago
I think women should buy only pink phones!
Bonovox12 years, 9 months ago
Sexist Visit forum to view images
hihihans12 years, 9 months ago
No woman should buy a "lady-phone" horrible term
Bonovox12 years, 9 months ago
His & Hers
Miss UK12 years, 9 months ago
Oh Great another Wildfire
Just what the lady wants? not me
[ This Message was edited by: Miss UK on 2011-09-21 00:52 ]
tranced12 years, 9 months ago
The colors just remind me of a new purse my GF bought.
But coming back to topic, HTC made a good move adding a battery like that. At least it has the 2 3g bands used here.
hihihans12 years, 9 months ago
And all the accessories are in the box
Bonovox12 years, 9 months ago
Its alot better than the Wildfire specs wise
Miss UK12 years, 8 months ago
Maybe so but it's to much of a Wildfire looker
the first Wildfire was really beautiful then HTC did the S and that is so fugley

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