HTC Rhyme Heads to O2 UK

O2 UK is now offering the HTC Rhyme, the Android device that HTC hopes will attract lots of female business. It’s a mid-range 1GHz handset with a 5 megapixel camera that can shoot 720p HD video. Android 2.3 graces the software front but we’re also greeted with the fairly new HTC Sense 3.5.

We did a review on the device and the conclusion is that although it is not a highly powerful device, it should suffice for the market it’s aimed for. Accessories such as the charm notification light are perfect for women who often lose their phones in their purses or bags. The color, of course, was off-putting for us, but that’s hardly a taint as it wasn’t meant for the Phandroid crew. Anyway, O2 UK is serving this one up now for free starting at £21.00. Click here to get started.

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  • The_ATL_Guy

    Keep your taint to yourself!

    • tokinotabumblb

      I was gonna say the same thing “lol he said taint” ahhahaha.

      • The_ATL_Guy

        Haha great minds pervert alike!!

  • Ceefax

    From £21 for a free handset with no data…. which you can’t choose… (can’t take the data out of the option)

    So cheapest option for a free handset is actually £24 a month with only 100MB of data. £27 with 500MB and £31 with 1GB. All over 24 month contract.

  • tokinotabumblb

    It should suffice for the market it’s aimed for??? *gasp* Women can be techies, too. I’m a real Android geek and if I had the chance, I would love to have this phone, but not as my daily driver because it the specs do not suffice, so there. *sticks out tongue* (Proud owner of a dude-ish looking EVO 3D) :)

    • Fiona Firth

      I completely agree, I will probably get this phone but it’s a carefully considered decision, made with full knowledge of the specs, much research into pros/cons and because it will suffice for my lifestyle (part time working mum on a budget in a non-techy industry, previously doing OK with a Wildfire) – in other circs I wouldn’t even consider it. The size DOES matter, but I’d go for this phone at this point whatever colour/accessories it had.  The dock is a plus though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1269278629 Markus Finster

    Apparently, it comes intwo more colours: grayish-silver and white(-ish). It’s available for preorder on at least two Austrian vendors (for as low as 440 Euros), even though HTC itself says that there is no release date yet and also don’t confirm the colors.