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Top 3 Verizon Smartphones On Sale In July: HTC Rhyme,Xperia Play,Mobile Hotspot

Below are five phones that Verizon Wireless is promoting for their July sale for a limited time.  Most of these are actually free when purchased with a contract and all would be great choices for a smartphone.


HTC Rhyme

Price: $49.99 Free with 2 year contract, $439.99 Retail

HTC Rhyme is an Android based smartphone targeting the female consumers.  The color, accessories, and features were all designed with a woman’s touch.

Features:

  • Stylish and vibrant purple color
  • Purse charm lights up to alert  of call or message
  • Comes with headphone that matches the style of the phone
  • LED light that flashes with missed calls/texts
  • Docking station for charging
  • Comes with plenty of stocked ringtones

Spec Highlights

  • 1 GHz processor running on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • microSD card slot for up to 32 GB additional storage space to fit all your favorite songs, comes with a 8 GB card
  • 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video
  • Connectivity include WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0
  • Removable battery for easy replacement

See Verizon Wireless page for more details.



Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Price: $19.99 Free with contract, $449.99 Retail

Not as much gender specific as the HTC Rhyme, but the boys may gravitate this phone a bit more.  The Sony Ericsson teamed up with their Playstation division to produce the Xperia Play.  There even have been rumors that Sony tested the Playstation 4 concept features with the Xperia Play.  This device combines the best of the handheld gaming PSP and an Android smartphone.  Or shall we just call this the Playstation Phone.

Features:

  • Pre-loaded games

Adrenalin
Asphalt 6
Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior
Crash Bandicot
Madden NFL 11
Star Battalion
Tetris (Android mode only)
The Sims 3

  • Excellent speaker sound
  • Implementation of the 2 analog joysticks as touch-pads
  • Emulators makes for even better gaming experience (for advanced users)
  • Great battery life (3-4 days standby, 1-2 days with regular use)

Spec Highlights

  • 1 GHz Snapdragon processor running on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • microSD card slot for up to 32 GB additional storage space, comes with 8 GB card (2 GB used up by pre-loaded games)
  • 5 megapixel rear camera and a front face camera
  • Connectivity include WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0
  • Rechargeable battery, 1500mAh lithium-ion battery (up to 7.7 hours talk time),

See Verizon Wireless page for more details.


Verizon Wireless Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi

Price: $99.99 Free with 2 year contract, $269.99 Retail

This one isn’t quite a smartphone, but it could just be the most useful of them all.  If you are a computer and internet geek like me, here’s a great deal that’s just too good to pass up.  The mobile hotspot device is going for free on Verizon Wireless website with a 2 year contract.  You can connect up to 5 different WiFi enabled devices to Verizon’s 4G LTE network.  Personally, I use this device to connect to the internet on my 3G phone for faster browsing speed, and simultaneously connect to my laptop while I’m out.  It’s something I use on a daily basis.

See Verizon Wireless page for more details.


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