The first android phone targeted for the ladies?
HTC Rhyme is technically a HTC Desire S but with a new look. Rhyme will be all about being “chic” with an Android OS running on the phone. It drops the standard colors to try out more hip colors called; plum (purple), clear water (silver blue) and hourglass (golden cream). We used to see lot of such fancy colors in Nokia era, but after iPhone everything has just turned into candy-bar design with white and black models only. With Rhyme, HTC probably wants to attract the ladies to Android sets by using different looks rather than by beefier specifications.
As you can see in photo above it comes with a very curious accessory: a “charm” cube, which plugs into the headphone jack and flashes for alerts. Once again the practical use of this glowing external notification-cube-LED will be lost to male users, as it is made for ladies handbags. They can throw the phone in their bags with cube sticking out of the bag, so that it can glow to indicate them of any new notifications. (Awww! what a polite way of HTC to say: “Hey lady! you cannot hear your phone ring over the loud noise of your own voice, so I am here to inform you that your phone is ringing”.)
Other accessories include: An arm band, music headphones (no Beats audio in this one though) and docking station. HTC Rhyme comes with a new version of HTC Sense as part of that facelift. This includes new widgets and HTC Watch – a streaming movies service.
Under the hood, its spec are nothing new. It has a 3.7″ screen that can display 800×480 resolution. It is powered by single core 1GHz processor and has a a 5MP camera. Yes! its an exact Desire S replica specification wise; but Rhyme is all about the skin deep beauty, so its targeted demographic will not be the male nerds who are normally associated with androids.