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.
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?