Review: HTC Rhyme for Verizon Wireless
HTC's treatment of the phone application doesn't change too much from previous versions of Sense.
By default, the phone app opens with the dial pad on the bottom half of the screen and your top favorites above it. Press the favorite you want to call and bingo, you're connected. The default action in the "People" tab is to search through your contacts. Start typing a name and Sense starts to search for it immediately. You usually only have to type a few letters to find the person for whom you are looking.
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As with most Android phones, if you've synced the Rhyme with a Facebook account, the device automatically adds not only your friends' Facebook profile pictures to their contact info, it also ports over any phone numbers stored in their Facebook profile.
The synergy between the calling and contacts apps is very well done with Sense. I like what HTC has done to make them one tool, rather than separate functions. For example, both the calling and contact applications share the same sliding dock at the bottom that lets you sort through contact groupings with a simple swipe of the thumb.