HTC announced the HTC Rhyme today at an event in New York, due for Verizon stores starting September 29. The phone has a 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, runs Android 2.3, and the usual stuff like Wi-Fi, GPS, and 3G. The most interesting thing about it, though, are all of the accessories it’ll be launching with. For example, there’s a little dangling glowing cube-charm-thing that lets you know if you if you’ve got new messages. A dock accessory activates tailored interfaces, much like Exhibition on the old webOS phones. They’ve even got a dedicated armband for it. Anyone reminded just a little bit of modu?
There are a few new software tweaks in HTC’s Sense customizations for Android. The camera software improves light metereing, and gives you quick access to the camera from the home screen. Photos can also be automatically uploaded to a designated Facebook album, too. There’s a new burst shooting mode that takes five shots in quick successession within 2.5 seconds. Not too shabby at all.
Pricing sits at $199.99 and includes the docking station, charm, and tangle-free headset. You can sign up for e-mail notifications over at Verizon. Elsewhere in the world, O2 has locked down the exclusive for the HTC Rhyme, and will be launching it on October 17.