Verizon’s new HTC Bliss is especially customized for women. It’s a “pretty” seafoam-like green gadget that has a dangling accessory which illuminates when it receives an SMS or missed call. Moreover, the phone has a calorie counter application and a shopping app. Isn’t that amazing.
In May confidential information on the design had been spilled onto the Web. In addition, several people asserted that the phone would be a combination of previously marketed models and designs. They created the expectation for a super-duper phone, which was supposed to be extremely modern.
Today, the public has much clearer ideas on what to expect from this device. The specifications prove it isn’t too different from phones already in the market.
The new design will share parts similar to those of other phones such as the T-Mobile G2 and the Desire Z. Also it will be powered by Android OS. The Adreno 205 will be its graphics processing unit.
The sole remarkable characteristic is the HTC Sense interface, which tries to be more attractive and simpler, which in the end could prove to be a make or break features. Though recent polls show women might have second thoughts about this phone, the shopping app and calorie are sure to attract a number of female customers (assuming the applications are solid).
Is there a reason to set up a distinction between the gentlemen and ladies? It remains to be seen. In the meantime, great hardware and software, an enormous number of applications, performance and power is what people want, regardless of their gender.