By Evan Blass | September 21, 2011 2:46 PM
We’ve seen the 1.5GHz dual-core HTC Ruby in the wild a few times already, and now the first press shot of this impressive handset has come to light. Tipped for release on T-Mobile as the HTC Amaze 4G — it will apparently also see an international launch under another name (possibly just Amaze, a la Sensation/Sensation 4G) — Ruby was originally thought to be a codename for Sprint’s HTC Arrive (7 Pro) Windows Phone, but subsequent photographs revealed it to be a high-end Android device.
With its 4.3-inch qHD display, 1GB of RAM, HD-capable eight-megapixel camera, and NFC capabilities, Ruby has been spotted in both black and white, but it’s unclear if T-Mobile will get both colors. Also unclear at this point are any sort of launch or release timeframes; TmoNews has published evidence of an October 26th debut, while MobileSyrup expects it to hit Telus in Canada “within the next several weeks.”