HTC just officially announced the Rhyme (originally known as the Bliss) a new Android smartphone targeted at a female audience, at their event in New York City this morning.
The HTC Rhyme is quite a powerful handset packed with a 3.7-inch WVGA display, a single-core 1GHz Qualcomm CPU, 4GB of internal storage space, a non-removable battery, microSD expansion slot, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS radios and dual 5MP / VGA cameras. The phone runs Android 2.3 with “next-generation” Sense (that would be version 3.5) layered on top.
And, as rumored, device includes a light-up “charm” that glows to notify owners of incoming calls and messages. Other accessories include a wireless dashboard speaker for the car, Bluetooth headset and a workout armband.
If you’re interested in picking up the Rhyme, you won’t have to wait long. The device will be available in US on Verizon on September 29th, and will set you back $199 with a 2-year contract. You can preorder the device at Target starting on the 22nd.