HTC has released a deluge of smartphones this Fall and most of them were aimed at challenging Apple and Samsung at the top of the food chain. Now they are trying to charm the ladies with HTC Rhyme, a device that has all the features a girl should love, including a purple hue that is an instant hit. What is surprising is that the Taiwanese manufacturer refuses to acknowledge the fact that this is indeed destined for girls. Granted HTC Rhyme has powerful specs that should meet the demands of male users, it is still a device that was created with the ladies in mind, and it’s a shame that HTC doesn’t make the most of it.
The outside is cute, the entire package being slim and light, and it has a display of only 3.7 inches, so it is ideal for the delicate, small hand of a girl. In terms of resolution, it doesn’t come even close to the iPhone, but this is a shortcoming that we could easy understand if the price was a bit lower. Standing at $200 on a two-years contract is a bit steep, and you need to be a huge fan of purple to spend as much without some concrete arguments.
What lies inside is well above average, but the 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, with 768MB of RAM and 8GB of storage is not good going to explain those numbers. HTC Rhyme is a responsive smartphone and the applications run fast and without glitches, too bad most of them are Verizon’s very own apps that you can’t get rid of. The 5 megapixel rear-facing camera is excellent and for those girls who like to snap a lot of pictures, this is a worthy addition. While not necessarily bad, but over-hyped and overpriced, HTC Rhyme should be pretty popular with girls, even though HTC claims that it is not geared towards women.