T-Mobile is now rolling out a significant update for the HTC Amaze 4G. The update will allow users of the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread phone to utilize T-Mobile’s WiFi calling services. T-Mobile had previously said in an internal email that this feature would be here by November 13. That obviously did not happen, but better late than never, right?
As we talked about a month ago almost to the day, T-Mobile is not the only one doing WiFi calling. But with 25 different phones available supporting the feature, T-Mobile certainly has the most variety. I love the idea of unlimited calling over WiFi on a full-featured 4G phone.
T-Mobile stated that it, “cannot expedite how quickly you receive the update” and it will take until January 20 to finish rolling out the update to everybody. If you can’t wait for the update notification to pop up, go to: Menu button > About phone > HTC software update > check.
The HTC Amaze 4G—which was announced back in September and subsequently released in October—is a solid offering from HTC and T-Mobile. The Amaze 4G has a 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 8MP rear camera (1080p), a 2MP front camera, 4.3-inch screen, and a pixel density of 256 pixels per inch. Not a bad phone even before the WiFi update.
[T-Mobile via TmoNews]
Speed fanatics that have an eye for photography just might want to take notice of HTC’s newest offering for T-Mobile. The HTC Amaze 4G will be able to surf (theoretically) on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ data speeds up to 42Mbps starting October 12th (pre-order on Oct. 10th). The new Android device will feature a 4.3-inch qHD super LCD multi-touch display, Android 2.3.4 running Sense powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S3 Processor with 1.5 GHz dual core CPUs, 16GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, and of course NFC for Google wallet and other payment services.
For you shutterbugs, enjoy HTC’s newfound success in the optics department with an 8 MP shooter that uses a backlit sensor, dedicated camera button and camcorder button with virtually no shutter lag. There will be some additional camera options that come pre-installed on the Amaze that really set it apart from the competition. SmartShot will take 5 pictures, analyze them, and then blend the pictures to create the best image possible, Burstshot takes an action sequence of 5 images with just one click, Sweepshot is a panorama setting, Clearshot HDR captures and enhances images to produce an HDR like effect, And finally PerfectPics groups your images for sharing with friends and family.
The upcoming Android phone will be available for pre-order starting on October 10th, while retail stores will be selling the new smartphone starting October 12th. It’ll run you a cool $259.99 after a $50 mail in rebate with the standard 2 year contract of course. Full press release after the jump. Continue reading…