HTC unveils new Rhyme accessorised smartphone

20 Sep 2011

HTC has unveiled its new lifestyle Android smartphone the HTC Rhyme, which will come in a range of distinctive colours and various accessories. Perhaps the new device family signals a realisation in the mobile world that all smartphones don’t have to look the same?

The new HTC Rhyme smartphone comes in three colour schemes: Clearwater, Hourglass and Plum

“HTC Rhyme represents an entirely new approach, based on recognition that there is a substantial group of consumers who want their phones to be more personal and complimentary to every moment of their day,” said Scott Croyle, vice-president of design, HTC Corporation.

“HTC Rhyme is focused on delivering this through a fresh new style and experience that includes a family of innovative accessories like the HTC Rhyme Charm and Docking Station that are meant to naturally integrate into people’s lives.”

The new smartphone family will come with HTC’s Sense experience which puts HTC’s imitable stamp on devices such as custom wallpapers, original art, ways of previewing messages, and more.

The device comes with a 3.7-inch LCD display, stereo sound, a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and an action burst scene that automatically takes five consecutive shots of a scene.

HTC Rhyme makes entertainment come to life through HTC Watch, which features a wide selection of movies and TV shows that can be downloaded for instant viewing.

HTC Rhyme accessories

It also comes with a range of accessories, including a docking station, sports armband, tangle-free headphones, a Bluetooth headset and Bluetooth car speaker. An interesting new accessory is the HTC Rhyme Charm, a small light-emitting cube that discretely alerts a user if there are incoming calls or messages.

HTC Rhyme will be available in the coming weeks in the US, exclusively with Verizon Wireless, and across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific in October. In the US, the docking station, tangle-free headphones and Charm will be included in the box.

HTC Rhyme

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years