The HTC Amaze 4G smartphone, currently a Telus Mobility exclusive, will be available from Wind Mobile beginning Friday, December 2nd.

The Android 2.3-powered device, which will sell for $569 outright and $249 on the Windtab, features a Qualcomm 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 4.3-inch super LCD HD (960 x 540 pixel) capacitive touch screen, 1GB RAM, microSD slot for up to 32GB of additional storage 8 megapixel camera, and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calling.

Additional features include: HTC Sense 3.0; ability to choose from theme based or manual video editing to create movies; Wi-Fi hotspot capability to share access to the mobile internet with multiple devices; Wireless surround sound to enjoy music and videos; free Google Maps navigation that provides turn-by-turn voice guidance and Google Maps in 3D.

To date, the HTC Amaze 4G has been very well received by reviewers. PC Mag was impressed with its fast speeds, beautiful high resolution screen, top notch web performance, and excellent camera features. Other U.S. reviewers echo the excellent performance sentiments but did complain about poor battery life and HTC sense which Gizmodo says slows things down and adds minimal functionality.

In Canada, MobileSyrup called the Amaze a "breath of fresh air" and HTC's best device ever.

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