HTC Ruby Coming Out on T-Mobile as High-end Flagship Smartphone Named HTC Amaze 4G

August 17, 2011
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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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