Last week, HTC announced its first smartphone aimed at women, the Rhyme. This device has been leaked extensively before the official unveil, but back then it was under its codename – Bliss.
Anyway, if you’ve been anxiously waiting for the Rhyme to be available to purchase, your wait is over. Verizon itself has started selling the HTC Rhyme for $199.99 with a new two-year contract.
This neatly clears up the last bit of info we were missing, which was the pricing. And while we’re used to seeing $200-ish prices for smartphones in this day and age, the Rhyme is nothing more than a midrange offering at this point, specs-wise. So it looks like Verizon hopes that the handset’s focus on women deserves a slight price premium. Since if this were just an ordinary device, it clearly would have been cheaper.
But hey, there’s always a price to pay for getting the first of anything. So that’s the case here too, it seems. If you’re interested in picking up an HTC Rhyme, go to Verizon now and add it to your cart.
The HTC Rhyme has a 1 GHz single-core processor, a 3.7-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording, 768 MB of RAM, 4 GB of built-in storage, microSD card support, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 1,600 mAh battery.
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