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HTC Rhyme purple Review

HTC Rhyme purpleThe Rhyme is another mid-range Android smartphone with the latest HTC Sense 3.5 user interface and running Android 2.3 Gingerbread with an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich coming soon. The HTC Rhyme is a stylish phone aimed at people who want more than just a device to make calls with. So the handset comes with a its own unique charge/sync dock unit made of a rubberised plastic, a nifty leather look carry pouch, a glowing dongle which shines and pulsates when you receive a call and a very individual looking set of headphones in the same purple hue as the handset (although the iBeats earphones that shipped with the Sensation XE are better).

The 3.7 inch screen offers good resolution at 800 x 480 pixels, this means it's great for watching movies, especially if you place the phone on the dock to take advantage of the docks built in speakers. This screen is larger than the 3.5-inch panel seen on Apple's iPhone 4S, but the iPhone's 640x960 Retina screen is noticeably better. The phone ships with the 2.3.5 Gingerbread version of Android (which puts the Rhyme slightly ahead of phones like the Xperia Arc S and Xperia Ray), which is a very impressive operating system, especially when augmented by the latest version of HTC's Sense user interface 3.5. In any case HTC have announced that the Rhyme will benefit from an Ice Cream Sandwich update in due course. The 1GHz processor backed by a generous 768MB RAM allows the phone to easily run a handful of apps at the same time without problems, despite being a single core device.

The 5-megapixel camera features autofocus and an LED flash, along with a wide range of settings such as face detection and an editing suite. Quality-wise it's above average in this class and the video camera is pretty good too and can can record in 720p HD with a front facing VGA camera offering video calling capabilities. 3G connectivity allows you to download apps, surf web pages and sync data with the Rhyme and the web browser on the Rhyme supports Flash streaming, but the internet experience is still not quite as good as the likes of the HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S2.

The Rhyme combines striking good looks with an impressive range of accessories. That plum colouring and sleek frame will appeal to the fashion conscious in a big way. In fact one brief look at the HTC Rhyme may be enough for many to decide that this simply has to be their next phone!

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