Mobile Bits: HTC’s Brand; Verizon iPhone; T-Mobile Tab; FT & Amazon Apps

HTC’s ad campaign pays off: Another story about how HTC has created a brand out of a no-name white-label smartphone maker. The more interesting nugget of info is that HTC’s stock has jumped 94 percent this year, and with a market cap of 552 billion Taiwan dollars ($18 billion), the company is now the third-most-valuable Taiwanese technology company after Taiwan Semiconductor and contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn (As in, Apple’s iPhone partner). [Bloomberg-BusinessWeek]

Get ready for the iPhone on Verizon: Another unconfirmed report that a Verizon iPhone will be released in early 2011. This time it’s from Fortune, but BusinessInsider does a better job of distilling the information down into a handy timeline characterizing the evolution of Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and Verizon’s relationship over the past three years. [Fortune & BusinessInsider]

T-Mobile brings the Tab to you: T-Mobile USA said it would be first to offer the Samsung Galaxy Tab, a competitior to the iPad running Google’s Android OS. It plans to sell the tablet starting Nov. 10 for $399.99 with a two-year service agreement. [WSJ]

New Apps: But the Tab won’t be any fun if there aren’t any apps. said it has created an app for the Samsung Galaxy Tab that will be free until the end of November. Additionally, (NSDQ: AMZN) is supporting Microsoft’s upcoming launch of Windows Phone 7, by creating a Kindle e-reader app. [Release & Release]