HTC, the international mobile phone manufacturer, has unveiled a new phone based on Android. The phone will be called Rhyme. The special feature about the phone is a feature that indicates or intimates the user about receiving a message or call. The phone will be charged at $199. The network host will be Verizon Wireless. The company announced that the phone will be released in the United States from the 29th of September this year. People in Asia and Europe will have access to the phone from October this year. In the past couple of months, there has been an infusion of Android phones in the mobile industry. The phone is powered by Android Gingerbread. It will be available in a stylish plum color in addition to the conventional black. Rhyme is slated to be one of the most stylish phones from the Taiwanese maker HTC.
The launch event was organized in Manhattan on Tuesday when the announcement was made. The vice president of design of HTC, Scott Croyle, said that the smart phone will be an expression of the user’s individuality. He also said that the phone is designed to be a friend and companion rather than just an electronic communication accessory. One of the most special and distinct features of the phone will be what the company calls a “charm”. The “charm” will have more profound intimation method than vibration or ring. The charm will blink when a call or message is received. The phone will also have a number of special options and features that will make it as profound and strong in functionality as in appearance.
While new phones are being released in the Android platform on one hand, new threats to phone security are being released on the other. More security threats are being unearthed and according to security experts, the threat has far from reduced. The open policy of the company is still causing security concerns that enter phones through apps. Previously, a threat was detected through one of the most popularly used Android apps, the Angry Birds game. When Zach Lanier and Jon Oberheide pointed out the threat in 2010 November, it was pulled out and corrected. The same duo has highlighted another major threat in the form of two bugs. While one of the bugs is said to be dangerous for all versions of the operating system, the other bug is concentrated on Samsung Nexus S.