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HTC to jump on the Windows Phone 8 train with three new phones - HTC Source

HTC to jump on the Windows Phone 8 train with three new phones

Windows Phone 8 may not have a release date yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start throwing around some HTC handset rumors. From what we can gather, rumor has it that HTC is already working on three new devices – two of which are on par with HTC’s Android flagship phones.

Those on a tight budget will most likely hone in on the HTC Rio which is expected to features a 4-inch WVGA display 5 megapixel camera 720p video capture, 512MB of RAM, a Qualcomm MSM8227 Snapdragon S4 processor. Coming in at the middle of the pack, the HTC Accord will be a mid-range Windows Phone 8 handset with a 4.3-inch 720p Super LCD 2 display, 8 megapixel camera, 1080p video capture, NCF, 42Mbps HSPA+, 1GB of RAM and a dual-core Qualcomm S4 processor. The HTC Zenith is expected to be the leader of HTC’s new Windows phone 8 handsets with specs which make it a direct HTC One X competitor. The handset is said to features a 4.7-inch 720p Super LCD 2 display, 8 megapixel camera, 1080p video capture, an a quad-core Qualcomm S4 chip.

So far, Windows Phone handsets have been held back by Microsoft’s lack of support for faster chipsets, but all that will change with Windows phone 8. HTC and other OEMs will be able to produce handset running on Android and Windows Phone which feature many of the same components – giving consumers the option to choose between the two platforms while seeing them both on the same playing field.

According to The Verge, the HTC Rio and HTC Accord will debut in October while the HTC Zenith will go on sale later in Q4.

Source: The Verge

About Nick Gray

Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.


  1. Gabriel

    I think this is a smart move for HTC. Allow them to get more mileage out of handset designs – I.e. both android and windows phone. Also given that HTC pays Microsoft royalties on their android handsets, making windows phones makes sense in that they may ultimately also be more profitable.

  2. kenneth

    Windows is fake, I have used Windows phones since the first HTC windows phone but I was pieced off to hear that they are fighting HTC with its sense from tablet building. What’s the use of having an HTC and dont feel it in my hands with its sense. If HTC had not been hidden by Windows since 2000, it would be far better than Apple in sales, Windows is preferring Nokia forgetting that people are buying Nokia not knowing that its a Windows phone due to its past feature phones.

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