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HTC Rhyme is the ADR6330 and Headed to Verizon, XOOM LTE Lands on MAP List at $499

A new MAP (minimum advertised price) list popped into our inbox this afternoon featuring a couple of semi-new devices that are worth mentioning.  The first is the HTC Rhyme which we first outed back in early August as the ADR6330.  We know almost nothing about this device other than the fact that the model number fits somewhere between the HTC Merge (ADR6325) and DROID Incredible 2 (ADR6350).  So if we go off of those previous two devices (and $199 price), I would say it’s a mid-range Android device that could end up being global.  We heard rumors a few months back about a new HTC slider (yep, keyboard) that had global capabilities – maybe this is it.  Or it could also be the oddly colored green HTC Bliss.  Oh, and the name itself certainly hints at it having Beats by Dre goodies built in.  Would certainly love to see a pair of headphones included.

The second thing we wanted to point out is the listing of the XOOM LTE for what appears to be a $499 2-year contract price.  If we are reading that list correctly, then it would suggest that this new 4G LTE XOOM could launch around next Thursday with the DROID Bionic.  And why is that significant?  Well, because all of the early adopters of the 3G XOOM are not going to have 4G in their device by then.  Yikes.

Cheers ___ and ___!

  • It would be great P.R for Googarola to offer a credit of some sort to all those Xoom early adopters/beta testers. Hello Google, talking to you.

  • Maverickdriver06

    no bionic articles this morning?

  • YourMainDude

    Heads up nexus s receives 2.3.6 update

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  • Scandel_s

    Anyone feeling the samsung? note http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=yRxjopfC1Gs

    • Anonymous

      Is it a big phone or a small tablet? I’d be interested to play with it, but it seems it won’t play either role very well…

  • Anonymous

    I know it’s wishful thinking, but I really hope this is a 4g device with a keyboard. My dream phone is an HTC 4g phone with a keyboard and a dual core processor. HTC makes the best phones and I love Sense. Hope this is it…

    • Bigdav1178

      Might see a keyboard on it if you’re lucky, but I don’t think you’ll be seeing LTE on it – look at the model number, all HTC LTE phones have used the ADR****LVW format; this one uses the 3G format of ADR****VW (no “L”).

      Personally, I wonder what happened to the Samsung LTE slider that was rumored to launch the same day as the Bionic; I’d have thought it be on this MAP if it was still coming out in a week. It could have used some better specs (seemed to be a rehash of last year’s Sprint Epic), but at least it would have been a 4G slider for those of us looking for one. Probably $hit-canned like the GS2 and a number of other Android sliders before it.

  • Im tired of mid range phones. Gimme some damn Kal-El already lol

  • Ray

    I want 4g LTE on my Xoom now or else…..i will keep waiting like i have been since March.

    • Dave

      Time for class action lawsuit.

  • Anonymous


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  • Anonymous

    I guess us early adopter Xoomers get doubly-shafted.

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  • YNotSGS2

    I bet verizon didn’t want the gs2 because it would compete with the sales of the bionic and iphone

    • droidlvr

      i’m sure that’s the reason too.

  • Hey Kellex, can we get a comparison on dates/models from the leaked roadmap to the info on this MAPd chart?

    If I recall Stratosphere was September, Bliss is also September and then October we have Vigor.

    But ADR6330VW is only a 3G phone so I wonder if its a midrange device.

    Rhyme could very well be similar to the HTC Surround from AT&T except with BeatsADR = Android?6330 = Incredible/Merge sizeVW = Verizon (duh?)By golly, I just figured it out, its definitely an Android phone LOL 😛

  • Interesting, Rhyme was trademarked the same day as Enamor, its probably the Glamor (sorry I just had to lol)


  • Dream

    Anyone notice that the Charge’s MAP date ends at the end of Sept. Possible Prime Launch soon after?? Same with the Revo ending soon after Pos Revo 2 

    • Anonymous

      I noticed that too. I’d originally guessed the Prime to come out in November for the holidays, but given this news, early October makes more sense.

    • Anonymous

      Wondering the same thing!  But that 3/30/11 date is a wrong date some maybe the 9/30/11 is also incorrect.

  • Anonymous

    Where do I sign up for my price match!?

  • Anonymous

    Cheers _ and _….

    A little cloak and dagger I think. I like it.

  • Anonymous

    I guess that that’s the HTC Bliss?

    • Anonymous

      Wondering that myself.

      • DINC2 with a keyboard, follow up to the HTC Merge?
        Maybe that’s why VZW decided not to sell the Merge in Corp Stores/VZW.com. They new it was coming.

        • Bigdav1178

          Doubtful. I don’t think you can get a high-end keyboarded phone on Verizon unless it is made by Motorola – pretty sure they’re protecting their Droid/Droid2/Droid3/… line. The EnV Pro, the Merge, the Stratosphere (MIA in this MAP)… Verizon doesn’t seem to want to give us physical keyboards if they aren’t made by Moto.

          Also, zepfloyd seems to have some good contacts, and he’s said that this will be the Bliss.

      • Anonymous

        it is.

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    “Well, because all of the early adopters of the 3G XOOM are not going to have 4G in their device by then. Yikes.” Unless you got one under a government or business account or are a VZW employee.  You are now enjoying a 4G XOOM with 3.2.2.  FAIL

  • Xoom LTE only 499? What a slap in the face to previous Xoom owners.

    • Not to mention they don’t even have LTE yet.

      • Anonymous

        Amen! This makes it really hard to fork over any cash for a Bionic. I’m not hating on the Bionic, but Sanjay Jha is a different story…

    • Kerst01

      Hell yeah. I should have just gone with apple and the iPhone I pad combo.

      • Anonymous

        Let’s not go overboard here. None of us need iAnything.

        • Kerst01

          I have to admit at this point that it really does seem to me as though, based upon the experience of all my friends anyway, that apple products really do ‘just work’. My friends with apple devices never ever complain about glitches or any of the other little things my android devices do. And they really do seem to have all the coolest apps. I gave Droid a shot, but I have to honestly say that when m contract is up I may very well give apple a go.

      • You still wouldn’t have 4g! 

    • Jay96815

      majorly p*ssed .. paid more .. no LTE (okay there wasn’t LTE at the time) and no SD slot?  so WHY did we pay more? and now we have to do a reset to factory specs and ship it out?  majorly p*ssed .. i think it’s time to send an email to verizon .. 

      • Bigdav1178

        Welcome to early adopters’ buyers remorse. It’s no different than any other piece of tech that is quickly replaced with a bigger, better model only a short time after you bought yours. I’m sure it’s happened to all of us here at one point or another.

        • Anonymous

          Yes but this is a bit different…if they charged that much AND gave them 4G and sd card slot then you’re right…but early adopters for the Xoom got shafted!

    • Legendarydog

      They need to compensate us with at least $200 worth of something. Gift card? Free upgrade? Free phone? 

    • Legendarydog

      They need to compensate us with at least $200 worth of something. Gift card? Free upgrade? Free phone? 

      • Bigdav1178

        Did they compensate the people that bought the original Droid 2 for full price, only to have it replaced with a global model with a faster processor two months later?

        • john

          Bit of a difference in this case…they promised me 4g. Where the hell is it? Maybe I’ll drop by a store and see if I can trade in for a new 4g xoom..

  • Hmm no stratosphere?

    • Bigdav1178

      I noticed that too. Disappointing – I was looking forward to a 4G slider, even if the specs were lackluster. And although the Epic keyboard isn’t the absolute best out there, it isn’t bad either; I’d have assumed this one to be very similar.

  • JE

    Already ordered my Lapdock for the Droid Bionic! Some may not like it but it seems to be a better deal to me than the $429 I paid for my Samsung Series 5 Chromebook.–FIRST!