HTC Rhyme with Android Gingerbread announced for Verizon
Verizon will offer the Rhyme starting September 29 (for an unknown price), while other markets – including Europe and Asia – are expected to get it in October.
As previously reported, the HTC Rhyme comes with Sense UI 3.5, and runs Android Gingerbread. Its other features include: a 3.7 inch WVGA display, HTC Watch, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5mm headset jack, 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash, and a 1GHz processor (single core).
As you can see in the photo above, there will be lots of exclusive accessories for the HTC Rhyme, including a docking station, a “Charm cable” (which is “connected to the phone and has a protruding small cube that glows” to warn users about incoming calls or messages), a “sports armband”, and a Bluetooth headset – most of them dressed in the same color as the handset (lavender in Verizon’s case, although we’ve seen a sliver version of the Rhyme, too).
Update: Verizon will sell the HTC Rhyme for $199 on contract.
Via e-mail press release