HTC Bliss is female focused smartphone, HTC Runnymede is new unibody Android blower
All the chatter about Android handsets this summer has focused on the odd glimpses of HTC’s new handsets, Bliss and Runnymede. And after spy shots, leaked press images and partial spec leaks, now full details on both handsets have been revealed.
The HTC Bliss, the Taiwanese mobile maker’s smartphone aimed squarely at women, is set to come with a ‘charm indicator’ which will glow when texts, calls and emails come in. The idea is it’ll sit on a key ring or the outside of a handbag, meaning users won’t have to delve into their bags every time they hear a distant ringtone.
On top of that, the Bliss packs a 3.7-inch panel, 5 megapixel camera, 720p HD video recording smarts and a front-facing camera to boot.
But it’s the HTC Runnymede that looks set to take up the mantle as the company’s current flagship Android device. Taking its unibody design cue from the Windows Phone-packing Radar, it matches HTC’s other new Windows Phone, the Titan, in the screen department, with a huge 4.7-inch panel.
It measures just 9.9mm thin, comes with 16GB storage, an 8 megapixel camera and HD Ready video skills. Some models will even come bundled with Beats Audio headphones, making this is serious proposition for music fanatics.
HTC is expected to officially announce these phones in the next few weeks, with release dates likely to follow before Christmas.