T-Mobile’s latest addition to its line-up of high-end Android smartphones is the HTC Amaze 4G. Pre-orders for the awaited device started on Monday this week and units are expected to be shipped out starting today.

The price of the HTC Amaze 4G is US$260 (with a new 2-year contract on T-Mobile and after US$50 mail-in rebate).

After supplying phones in the past, HTC has become more aggressive in selling devices under its own brand. HTC has recently been very aggressive in creating devices with heavy camera hardware such as the HTC Radar and Titan.

Following the HTC myTouch 4G Slide (also on T-Mobile), the HTC Amaze 4G  will be another camera-centric device that will wow many users with its exceptional image capabilities.

The device is packed with an 8-megapixel auto-focus camera and a full 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. The primary camera will surely come in handy with its f/2.2 wide-angle lens, a backside illuminated sensor, and dual-LED flash to add up to its amazing photo-capturing capabilities.  Plus, the camera is capable of 1080p Full HD video recording.

Here’s a sample 1080p Full HD video captured using the HTC Amaze 4G.  You decide whether to call it exceptional or not:

And, here are samples of still images captured by the HTC Amaze 4G’s 8-megapixel primary camera:

Formerly codenamed the HTC Ruby, the HTC Amaze 4G comes with a 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen display and a 1.5-GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, 1 GB of RAM, Bluetooth 3.0 and a1,730-mAh battery, all stocked underneath Android 2.3 Gingerbread and HTC Sense 3.0.  It is reportedly HTC’s first-ever NFC-toting device joining the other HSPA+ capable handsets on the T-Mobile network.  

It seems like HTC is taking one step ahead with the HTC Amaze 4G and its other recent smartphones. What could be next for HTC?

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