HTC Rhyme at Target

If there was ever much doubt that the HTC Bliss is the HTC Rhyme (there wasn't) and that it's coming to Verizon (again, none) and that we might well see it Tuesday morning at an HTC event in New York City (we'll be there, by the way), well, that ends tonight.

HTC Rhyme A tipster just hit us up with Target Mobile's plans for the charming device (see what we did there?), and they are as follows: Presales start Wednesday, Sept. 21, with the phone being available Sept. 22. Target Mobile (aka Radio Shack) has the exclusive on a Plum-colored version, it seems, and it looks like it'll be available a week or so later -- at least preorders apparently will continue through next week.

As for specs? They're looking fairly official now as a 3.7-inch WVGA (480x800) display, Android 2.3, 5MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera and a light-up charm that will alert you to incoming or missed calls, or text messages. Judging from the picture, it looks like it plugs into the 3.5mm headphone jack, and so it might or might not be Bluetooth-enabled. If it's the latter, it's a decidedly low-tech solution to a problem most people don't really have -- it's why all these Bluetooth watches and the like are still a niche product.

The screen also tells of two other "exclusive in-box accessories that are designe to enhance user experience." We gather one are the headphones you see here, which could well be of Beats Audio nature, though camps have been divided on that one. The other may be that dock, which showed up in one of the earlierst leaks. Or there could be something else.

Anyhoo, we should find out more in just a few short hours.

Thanks, R!

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Really looking forward to that EVENT we need some new HTC devices... at this point I don't care what it is lol . . . I just need some competition for the GS2

EggoEspada says:

Man, I can't wait till tomorrow. The potential of seeing the HTC Vigor really has me excited.

Go Android! says:

Wait, Target bought Radio Shack?

Go Android! says:

What is that? I'm paranoid of bit.lys.

engineer2001 says:

It's a "HotHardware" article entitled "RadioShack To Run Target's Mobile Phone Operations."

Hey, I work in midtown and I'll be there tuesday morning... Where is this htc event?

This event will bring out all that htc has left for 2011 which is fine buy me. My sites are set to mobile world congress and definitely ctia 2012 because what we will see today at this event will be a prelude to the upcoming EVO BRAND IN 2012. Can't help but look forward to this..

Forgot about CES? Id argue that that's where most of the reveals happen for the new year...

engineer2001 says:

Does that little gloworm thing work with other phones or just this one? I assume it is software-driven, but is the software available somewhere other than burned in the device's ROM?