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HTC Amaze coming to T-Mobile October 10th, features advanced camera

With its dual-LED flash, illuminated sensor, and 8-megapixel camera, the Amaze may just be the photography enthusiast's device of choice when it drops next month.

Though many of the details on HTC's Amaze were leaked earlier this month, T-Mobile is officially letting the lid off its upcoming exclusive.

The Amaze comes equipped with an impressive (or perhaps amazing) 8-megapixel camera. Capable of recording video in 1080p, the Amaze's camera comes with both a dual-LED flash and illuminated sensor, allowing for vastly improved low-light shots. Also significant is the camera's shutter lag, which according to T-Mobile, doesn't actually exist. (If you have ever taken a photo with your phone's camera, then you know why this is significant.)

Rounding out the Amaze's photo features are its embedded video editor, and easy sharing to Facebook, Picasa, and Flickr.

Running Android 2.3.4, the Amaze features a 4.3-inch qHD Super LCD screen, 1.5GHz-dual-core processor and will run on T-Mobiles speedy 42Mbps HSPA+ network. (Amazing, no?)

T-Mobile will be running an online-only pre-sale for the Amaze starting October 10th, with other retailers getting device starting October 12th. If you were expecting the phone to be cheap, think again: The Amaze will sell for $259 after a $50 rebate and two-year contract and data plan. That puts it right in the range of the Droid Bionic's price tag, which, as everyone who bought the phone knows, has caused actual physical pain.