HTC’s crown jewel is practically poised to amaze a lot of T-Mobile customers as a new report from Pocketnow says the flagship smartphone will ditch the HTC Ruby codename and will take on a rebrand when it hits T-Mobile as the HTC Amaze 4G.
Pocketnow claims that it received the tip from a “reliable source” who had information about T-Mobile’s retail branding for the device.
HTC has reportedly filed trademark applications recently for several trademarks–including “HTC Amaze”–both in the United States and in Europe.
Image credit: Pocketnow
We previously thought that the HTC Ruby would come out on T-Mobile as an entry-level (or even mid-range) Android smartphone, but we are very happy to be proven wrong. Reports from those who have set their hands on the HTC Amaze 4G claim that it is not just a bigger sibling of the HTC Sensation but also more sensational than the HTC Sensation itself, especially with specs reported to include the following:
- 1.5-GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
- Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread
- 4.3-inch touchscreen with qHD (960×540) resolution
- HTC Sense UI
- 1 GB RAM
- 8-megapixel primary camera
- 2-megapixel secondary camera
- Bluetooth 3.0 support
- 4G capability
- Dedicated physical buttons for camera shutter release and video capture
- HSPA+ (42 Mbps) connectivity
If the leaked T-Mobile slideshow presentation holds water, we can expect the HTC Ruby (HTC Amaze 4G) to launch on T-Mobile on October 26, along with the Samsung Hercules (T-Mobile’s rumored variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II).
That’s more than 2 months of waiting. Do you think 2 months is too long to wait for an HTC Amaze 4G or a Samsung Hercules?
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