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Does the HTC Ruby have a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon under its hood?

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The high-end HTC Ruby is coming to T-Mobile

The high-end HTC Ruby is coming to T-Mobile

We recently reported that the HTC Ruby was headed to T-Mobile, thanks to pictures that show the carrier's branding on the case of the handset. At the time, we had no idea if this was to be a budget priced phone for the kiddies, or a heavy duty, high-end device for power users. As it turns out, specs of the device obtained by TmoNews suggest that the HTC Ruby fits into the latter category.

Expected to have a 4.3 inch qHD display, under the hood it appears that the handset will have a lightening fast 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor. Add to that 1GB of RAM, rear and front-facing cameras (8MP and 2MP respectively) with separate camera and video buttons. There is support for Bluetooth 3.0. And if you're thinking that it sounds so wonderfully high-end, well, you'd be right. The only damage we see if these specs are correct, would be to the psychic well being of those who just bought the HTC Sensation 4G only to so quickly find that there is a new sheriff coming to town.

No word so far on a possible launch date or price for the HTC Ruby, which will seemingly compete with the upcoming Samsung Hercules for the heart, mind and wallet of T-Mobile's power users.

source: TmoNews

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posted on 14 Aug 2011, 10:35 4

1. Galen20K (Posts: 512; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


well I did buy a Sensation and I do love the phone, I don't think I'd feel burned if this came out I think the Ruby will be another Wonderful High end phone and excited for the people who buy it. Everybody should have a nice phone! - D

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 10:36

2. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4010; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


When is this coming to tmobile? i havent gotten the sensation yet, i wanna know how long the wait is!! and also.... FIRST

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 10:37 1

3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4010; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


YOU POSTED LIKE 2 SECONDS BEFORE ME! WHY!?!?!?!?! *fail*

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 10:53 1

4. Immolate (Posts: 283; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


Why do phone manufacturers keep throwing killer phones at T-mo? They're shedding customers like a Sasquatch in August. I'd think it was a great idea if the deal with AT&T was looking like it was going to fall through, but I haven't heard that it was, and to my understanding T-mo wants the deal to happen. Are they perhaps telling us something without actually telling us?

But on the record, there's been no shortage of killer phones surface from the rumor mill this year. They always seem to shed most or all of their killer features before they become official. Not saying it won't happen.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 18:26 1

21. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Actually FCC released some document that can end the whole merger thing. Apparently At&t doesnt need Tmo to spread LTE it just wants to monopolize.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 11:18 2

5. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


psyche, not psychic. :)

If its an S4 id look under its hood... if its just an overclocked S3, still not interested.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 11:48 2

6. wordMan (unregistered)


idiot, check the definition of psychic ...the article is correct

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 14:06 3

11. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


"The only damage we see if these specs are correct, would be to the psychic well being of those who just bought the HTC Sensation"

It should read
"the only damage we see if these specs are correct, would be to the well being of the PSYCHE of those who just bought the HTC Sensation"

Unless everyone who just bought a sensation has psychic powers, its incorrect. If the author was talking about the persons feelings of inner self, soul, self worth, ect.. than they meant to say psyche. It was probably nothing more than a MS Office autocorrect typo, which is why i pointed it out with a big smile.

and if ur going to come at someone on the forums, register, and use your real ID. Dont be a Taco.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 12:28

7. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Very true, Verizons getting the Vigor and Sprint is getting the Holiday. I wonder what at&t is getting?

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 14:04 2

10. Carlos (unregistered)


Sprint isnt the one getting the Holiday, its AT&T getting the holiday. It was announced a while back with the HTC Puccini tablet for ATT. I:

The question now is, what is Sprint getting?

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 18:24

20. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


i ment the Kingdom my bad :) Sprint is getting the Kingdom, Tmo getting the ruby, Verizon getting the Vigor and Att i guess holiday. I think HTC is doing that to compete with the Upcoming SGSII and Iphone5.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 20:35

24. ArmageddonX (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 May 2011)


Sprint got the Evo3D. The Kingdom is a Tier 2 phone with a single core processor.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 23:09 1

25. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Really??? Sucks for sprint. Not everyone wants a power hungry 3D phone :/

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 12:57

8. BLEHokOnly (unregistered)


Still a fail when compared to the exynos because the snapdragon soc still uses the adreno 220 which is inferior to the mali or powervr compared to tiomaps.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 13:17

9. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 121; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


psyche was suppose to be the right word mate though psychic is almost similar but not the same

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 14:14 1

12. VZW4LIFE (Posts: 34; Member since: 11 Jun 2011)


Maybe the manufactures keep giving T-Mobile the killer phones because T-Mobile is asking for them. T-Mobile is probably making every attempt it can to stop the hemorrhage of its customer base, & supplying its customers with killer phones is possibly one method they're using as a solution. Remember, T-Mobile stated during the announcement of their merger to At&t, they will continue to operate as an independent company until the merger is approved. So, they have to conduct business as usual. Just because they anticipate they will be bought-out by At&t is no excuse to slack off. Imagine if the merger was rejected by the, FCC, T-Mobile would have lost millions because of their decision to slack-off.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 14:33 1

13. the icrap destroyer (unregistered)


actually no, cuz if the merger doesnt go through at&t has to pay tmobile 6 billion dollars so they still dont lose money even if they dont slack off

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 15:09 2

16. depeche (Posts: 60; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Actually, AT&T has to pay T-Mobile's Parent company, Deutsche Telecom.. who says they will share the money with T-Mobile USA

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 16:11 1

28. Galen20K (Posts: 512; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


I agree because Deutsche Telecom has ALWAYS been stingy w/ my T-Mobile. The whole reason that T-Mobile hasn't done well is because DT refused time after time to give T-Mobile USA the funds they need to stay competitive even tho the US branch asked for it. It's almost as if DT hates the United States. = / If they had just given them the money before this potential merger situation may never have happened.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 14:35

14. yurstillwrong (unregistered)


the definition of psychic.

relating to affecting or influenced by the human mind or Psyche...your wrong, article is right

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 14:46

15. arn.att.rno (unregistered)


*you're.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 16:38

17. Dave Gonzales (unregistered)


T-mobile Do Not have 4G network Yet, as At&t.
But, Verizon & Sprint has 4G network, but Nextel.

T-mobile & At&t has 3G network wich callled HSPA+.
they advertise as they have already 4G netwrok, on TV ad.
But, if you go to At&t.com and search for 4G network about it,
you will find they notated on their own webiste saying, " we will get 4G network end of this year 2011". but, people work in cellphone industry say, At&t will have 4G network by end of next year.

in my personal opinon, reasons Steve at apple could not make iphone5 as 4G are as
below:

1. At&t do not have 4G network. wich is their main carrier ..

2. can't keep "Thin" design as before, cause 4G chip & 3G chip both have to be on 4G phone to make phone do "Multi-Tasking, mean by Multi-Tasking... you can do phone call and internet surfing at same-time.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 18:33 1

22. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


T-mobiles 3.9G over Unstable Verizons pre4G and Sprints Old Slow 4G anyday.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 19:26

23. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Unstable? Ill take my 4G with decent coverage over your 3.9G thats basically non existant.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 23:10 1

26. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


My areas is great so im not tripping. But Verizons LTE outages are Nationwide and common. x2 if u own a thundercrap.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 16:14 1

29. Galen20K (Posts: 512; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


I travel a lot and every city I've "always" had fantastic HSPA+ coverage with T-Mobile. Perhaps you should actually have the service for a year before you can make a statement like that. Podunk, Back-woods, middle of nowhere, BFE towns aside that is. I never travel to third world towns.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 16:46

18. urthatguy (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Jun 2011)


oh cool another android phone, ossum, cant wait for the next monster droid phone. such a great time to be alive.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 17:01

19. VZW4LIFE (Posts: 34; Member since: 11 Jun 2011)


Icrap destroyer (Unregistered), I don't think you fully understand what I said. If T-Mobile decides to slack-off because they assume the merger with At&t is going to pass the, FCC, then the ,FCC, rejects their merger. T-Mobile, will lose millions because they didn't remain competitive by attracting new customers with new products, services, or improvements in their network. In essence, if T-Mobile decided to sit back & do nothing for the entire year, they would have lost a year to their competitors. T-Mobile, (Deutche Telecom) receives the $6 billion regardless of their level of competitiveness. Why do you think it's good to conduct business half-assed because you're guaranteed $6 billion?

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