We recently reported that the HTC Rhyme is now available from Verizon, packing a 1GHz processor and Gingerbread. We’re just learning that the device is also available at over 1,400 Target stores across the country. Users who take advantage of Target’s Electronics Trade-in service can also get a $50 discount on the Rhyme. All you have to do is turn in a working phone, and you’ll get fifty bucks to use toward the purchase of a pretty decent Android device. We’re being told that this offer is only valid through October 15th, so you’d better get to a Target store near you before it’s too late!
The HTC Rhyme will run you $199.99 with a qualifying 2-year contract, so if you get the $50 discount, the price is down to just $149.99. Pretty sweet deal, no? The full press release can be found after the break.
So, who’s excited about the HTC Rhyme? Anyone planning to turn in that old Nokia that’s been sitting at the top of their bookshelf to get the $50 discount? Drop a comment below!
“The HTC Rhyme is the ideal device for customers making the move from a basic phone to smartphone,” said Jeff Dietel, vice president of marketing for Verizon Wireless. “We believe the HTC Rhyme, and all the accessories included in box, provide a great value and unique experience for our customers.”
The stylish HTC Rhyme stands out with its plum color and new HTC Sense user experience with customizable screens and widgets. Customers will find a suite of accessories included with the HTC Rhyme such as the tangle free headphones for hassle free music listening, and the docking station to transform the phone into an alarm clock or media center while charging. Never miss a call with the innovative HTC Rhyme Charm, also included in box, to alert customers of incoming calls or messages while the HTC Rhyme is deep in a bag or briefcase.
“Target is excited to partner with Verizon Wireless as the exclusive national retailer for the new HTC Rhyme,” said Nik Nayar, vice president of Merchandise, Target. “Available at Target Mobile centers, our guests will be able to browse conveniently and tap into the expert support from Target Mobile team members as they explore this unique new smartphone.”
Android™ 2.3, Gingerbread
3.7-inch super LCD display
5-megapixel rear-facing camera with flash
Instant shutter for capturing memorable moments when they happen
Action burst scene that automatically takes five consecutive shots of a scene
Panoramic mode to stitch several photos for those larger-than-life views
Front-facing camera for still shots and video chatting
HTC Watch featuring a wide selection of movies and TV shows that can be downloaded for instant viewing
1 GHz Snapdragon® processor
Support for Google™ Mobile Services, including Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Search™ and Google Maps™, as well as access to more than 250,000 apps available to download from Android Market™
Wi-Fi connectivity 802.11 b/g/n
3G mobile hotspot capable supporting up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices
Pricing and availability:
The HTC Rhyme will be available on Sept. 29 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, online at www.verizonwireless.com and in Target Mobile centers for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
Customers that purchase the HTC Rhyme will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 for monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.
Through Target’s Electronics Trade-in service, guests will receive an instant $50 trade-in credit for any working phone to use towards the purchase of HTC’s Rhyme (offer valid through October 15, 2011).
For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Media can access high-resolution images of the HTC Rhyme™ in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.)
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
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