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HTC Might Announce Windows Phone 8 Devices In Late September

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HTC might not let Nokia have all the fun of announcing Windows Phone 8 devices in September as the Taiwanese company reportedly might announce its devices a few weeks after the Finnish company.

According to Phone Arena, HTC plans to announce it first Windows Phone 8 phones in the third week or September. That’s two weeks after Nokia might announce its first Windows Phone 8 devices, and the same week that Apple might release the iPhone 5.

Previous rumors have said that HTC is working on three Windows Phone 8 devices that seem to mirror its One lineup of Android phones. The top of the line among those phones is the HTC Zenith which features a 4.7-inch LCD 2 720p display, a dual-core Snapdragon processor, and an 8MP rear-facing camera. It sounds very similar to the HTC One X.

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The other two phones are the Accord and Rio which are analogous to the HTC One S and One V, respectively. The Accord has a 4.3-inch 720p display (which is a higher resolution than the One S’ qHD display), an 8MP camera, and a dual-core processor. It sounds like the Zenith with a smaller screen and similar specs.

The HTC Rio is like the One V as it’s a lower-end phone with a 4-inch WVGA display and a 5MP camera.

We’re still waiting to hear more information about Windows Phone 8 from Microsoft, including the release date. The current rumors say the mobile platform will come to market sometime in November. That’s just a month after Windows 8 hits on October 26 with new tablets from companies like Microsoft and Lenovo.

Shawn is a tech junkie who spends most of his time reading and writing about it. You can follow him on Twitter, @shawn_i.

3 Comments

  1. Roshan

    08/09/2012 at 11:26 pm

    I’m not a big fan of Windows Phone mobiles but since the announcement of the WP8 I was excited to see it. Hearing HTC’s plans just makes it better coz I think they will make it much better than Nokia, specially considering their success in HTC One series. I think they will bring out a series of WP8 phones.

  2. computer support

    08/13/2012 at 5:01 pm

    I agree

  3. Vincent W

    08/30/2012 at 7:22 pm

    I just hope that at least one of the new windows phones will include an optical track ball. My current HTC phone has one and it makes navigation so much easier, especially when you’re typing in a url and you realize that you made a typo ten letters back. Without a track ball good luck trying to get your cursor in exactly the right spot.

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