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HTC Announces Rhyme, Says it’s ‘Better Product than the iPhone'

Taiwan based handset maker HTC is all set to unveil its brand new smartphone, the HTC Rhyme.

Powered by Google Android operating system platform, “Gingerbread”, HTC Rhyme will be hitting the market all around the US on September 29th, and will come with a $200 price tag through Verizon.

Soon after its launch in the US, the device is likely to hit the markets in the European and Asian regions sometime during October.

HTC Rhyme Charm, an accessory to the phone, will attach to the phone via a cord and alter users to incoming calls and messages through a glow from the built-in light.

The HTC Rhyme will come equipped with a 1 GHz processor, built-in 3G connectivity and 5 megapixel camera. Another highlighting aspect of the device is the inclusion of the HTC Sense 3.5 - an exclusive graphical user interface built for HTC devices.

HTC executive Jason Mackenzie even went on to saying that the HTC Rhyme is a better device than the massively popular iPhone.

“For a feature phone customer, we think this is a better product than the iPhone,” Mackenzie claimed, according to this GearBurn (opens in new tab) report.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.