Review: HTC Rhyme for Verizon Wireless
The HTC Rhyme for Verizon Wireless is certainly a decent phone. It handles most tasks with aplomb, and offers an interesting mix of add-ons to make the experience unique.
As far as basics go, the Rhyme has a good screen, decent signal performance, and worked well for voice calls. Battery life was slightly above average for an Android smartphone. The hardware is put together well, and were it not for the microUSB hatch and the non-removable battery, I'd say it's a great piece of kit. Whether or not lavender is your color — well, only you can answer that one.
The Rhyme's messaging prowess is just as good as any other HTC Sense phone, the media capabilities are solid, and the camera does a consistently better-than-average job. Throw in the dock, charm, and headphones, and you could call it the total package. For $199.99, it seems like a bargain, but I am sure some users would prefer to have the accessories available as an option and save $50 on the purchase price of the phone.
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Would I recommend the Rhyme? Sure, for those looking for an off-the-beaten-path Android experience, it has the right charms to make it an appealing phone (even if it is purple).
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