T-Mobile is launching in October the new HTC Amaze 4G (aka HTC Ruby) Android smartphone that will be the carrier’s first smartphone to take advantage of T-Mobile’s faster 4G (HSPA+ 42) network. The new phone is powered by Qualcomm’s SnapDragon S3 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM and runs Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread OS with HTC Sense.
The HTC Amaze 4G features a 8 Megapixel camera with 1080p video recording capability, backside illuminated sensor and dual LED flash. It has a dedicated Instant On button and offers SmartShot that captures five photos and creates the best shot using clear faces with smiles and no blinking; Burst Shot that capture 5 consecutive shots with just one click; SweepShot panorama for taking ultrawide shots; ClearShot HDR; and Perfect Pics that analyzes and scores your photos then groups the best ones for easy sharing.
The Amaze 4G sports a 4.3-inch qHD 540 x 960 capacitive touchscreen, a 2 Megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, GPS/AGPS support, Bluetooth, FM radio and WiFi 802.11. It supports NFC as well. The device comes with SRS Virtual Surround Sound Wired for headphones and offers HDMI output. You can expect 16GB internal memory and a microSD/SDHC card slot.
Coming in 10 October, the HTC Amaze 4G is priced at $259.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two-year service agreement.
HTC has just announced the Rhyme, an elegant Android smartphone with a sleek new design and refreshed HTC Sense experience. According to Scott Croyle, vice president of design of HTC, the Rhyme “represents an entirely new approach, based on recognition that there is a substantial group of consumers who want their phones to be more personal and complimentary to every moment of their day.”
With a unibody design, the Rhyme sports a 3.7-inch 480×800 touchscreen display, a 5 Megapixel camera with auto focus, LED flash, face detection and 720p video recording, a VGA front camera for video chat, integrated GPS as well as Bluetooth 3.0 and WiFi connectivity. The phone is powered by a 1GHz processor with 768MB of RAM and comes with 4GB internal storage. It has microSD card slot for expansion. The HTC Rhyme also supports DLNA for wireless media streaming.
To deliver a natural personal experience, HTC has designed a range of accessrories for the Rhyme, including Docking station, Charm – a small light-emitting cube that attaches to the phone by a cord that can dangle from your bag and also be used to quickly pull the phone out of your bag, Sports Armband, Tangle Free headphones, Bluetooth headset, and Bluetooth car speaker. To be released in the US exclusively with Verizon, the Rhyme will come with Docking station, Tangle free headphones and Charm in the box. It comes in Clearwater, Hourglass and Plum colors.
T-Mobile announced the release of the HTC Wildfire S Android smartphone on 3 August. The budget-priced compact device will be available in white for $79.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate with a 2-year contract. It is the successor to the Wildfire and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The Wildfire S is powered by a 600MHz processor, 512MB RAM and 512MB ROM. Built with simplicity in mind, the phone has a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, a 5 Megapixel camera with video recording, Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi. It comes with HTC Sense and Swype keyboard for easy text input.
Verizon Wireless is going to release the HTC Thunderbolt LTE 4G smartphone, on 17 March for $249.99 with a new two-year customer agreement. The Thunderbolt is the carrier’s first LTE 4G smartphone, supporting the LTE network for download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G coverage area.
The HTC Thunderbolt runs Android 2.2 OS with HTC Sense UI. It features a 4.3-inch large touchscreen, a 8 Megapixel camera with 720p video recording capability, a 1.3 Megapixel front-facing camera for video calling, WiFi connectivity. It includes built-in mobile hotspot capability for sharing 4G connection with up to 8 WiFi devices. The LTE 4G phone is boosted by a 1GHz SnapDragon processor and comes with 8GB onboard memory. It has a built-in kickstand for easy media viewing.