HTC Rhyme Officially Launched at NYC Event; $199 on New Contract

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member Premium Member

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    The new HTC Rhyme was officially launched at HTC's NYC event this morning. Now, our female readers have a phone geared specifically for them, and/or our male readers can potentially hook their companions away from the iPhone. The phone will be available September 22 in the US, for $199 with a new, two-year agreement, including all the accessories. What does everyone think?

    Don't forget to check out our HTC Rhyme section in the forums @ HTC Rhyme !

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    Here's the press release via email directly from HTC:
    HTC Rhyme Sign-Up Page on Verizon
     
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    Forgive me if im wrong or missed something but this will be a fail for my wife without the front facing camera.... Correct me if im wrong and just misread
     
  3. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member Premium Member

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    The press release didn't make mention of it, but multiple sources indicate that the phone has a 0.3 megapixels front-facing VGA camera and will be capable of making video calls. Hope this helps. :)

    I just officially confirmed this on HTC's own website, here.
     
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  4. Malvado

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    do you not see the front facing camera on the images above? lol
     
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    I couldn't figure out if it was a camera or a message indicator light...but I guess having the dangle cube thing would make an indicator light on the face a bit redundant, but still possible.
     
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    I thought there would at least be Beats on this boo
     
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    ok, I thought that was an ambient light sensor[h=1][/h]
     
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    Ok, I'm a dude but that purple looks awesome!
     
  9. liftedplane

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    I'm right there with you, beef the internals up some and I'd rock this phone no problem
     
  10. Malvado

    Malvado DF News Team/Mod Premium Member

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    Well I'm sure they had the impression that females aren't into modding their phone and don't care much about specs. So they just went with looks lol

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    Seems odd to immediately cut off 50% of your market from the equation when the market is already over saturated with Android phones.
     
  12. liftedplane

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    I guess whoever gathered their statistics needs to go open their eyes, I know plenty of females that love to hack and mod.
     
  13. Malvado

    Malvado DF News Team/Mod Premium Member

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    But you have to admit the number of females interested in this is way lower compared to the number males that are into this

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    There is no doubt that women, or more correctly, the vast majority of women are not interested in specs but do care about looks and there are things that apply directly to them such as that cube thing. The color will win a lot of them over as well. I think they hit on many points that would interest women in a phone. Honestly, I wish this would have been out when I got my wife her Thunderbolt, which by the way, has the purple cover to match that as well. I bet this is a hit. And then they will start marketing more colors, like with the old razors.
     
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    Yea my girl loves purple lol..when I told her about a purple evo3d coming she was furious because she had bought her 3d on launch day lol

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