HTC Windows Phone 8 devices might be coming in the third week of September
Going back to even earlier rumors, we’ve already heard that HTC is prepping three Windows Phone 8 devices. Two of them were known with their codenames Rio, Accord and Zenith, and the Zenith one is said to have a monstrous 4.7-inch 720p Super LCD 2 display, a quad-core Snapdragon chip and an 8-megapixel camera.
We wouldn’t be all that surprised if we hear the first WP8 device announcements in late September - after all, Microsoft is unveiling its mobile operating system this fall and it needs the devices to back it up.
Further details are scant, so we’d just have to make do with the approximate time frame and keep our fingers crossed we get some nice Windows Phone 8 devices - some variety won’t hurt the mobile space, right?
1. wendygarett (unregistered)
21. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
I cant wait for the windows 8 and windows phone 8 to hit the market. As of right now i am looking forward to getting the surface tablet and a windows phone eight device if they are as good as i am hoping.
29. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
isnt RIO and ACCORD are car names?
2. good2great (Posts: 1040; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
come on HTC... take your rightful place on top making those windows phones like you did with windows mobile 6 and early windows phone 7!!!
3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
A quad-core Snapdragon? Next month? So the Zenith is like a WP One X, just with a better processor. I don't really like WP, but I'll check this out.
4. marchels14 (unregistered)
i thought that WP8 OS can only support dual core, from single core to quad core that fast!
9. ahomad (Posts: 165; Member since: 15 May 2012)
you both wrong, he is talking about cores, not users!!!
17. Pdubb (Posts: 239; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)
I laughed then thumbed you down. Stop hating on WP.
30. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)
I know what you mean. I don't like the hating, but at first read, that was funny!
31. ripp747 (Posts: 20; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
I laughed a bit longer and gave it a thumbs up. Still looking forward to release though.
25. ahomad (Posts: 165; Member since: 15 May 2012)
its just a joke, I don't really hate wp8, actually I am holding on buying a tab waiting for surface and other W8 tabs
26. rodex (Posts: 22; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Yes, it is 64 cores. they mentioned it earlier in their windows 8 summit
7. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)
I wish these WP8 devices start coming out. I can't wait to get rid of this Droid Razr no disrespect to Android but I ain't feeling it. I wish I had my Trophy til WP8 hits the market.
8. ahomad (Posts: 165; Member since: 15 May 2012)
only if there is a way to make this Zenith run android!!
10. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
Microsoft better hope Windows RT (Tablet version for 8) kicks off like crazy.
Been using W8 RTM for a few days and excluding driver issues, it feels like an enhanced 7 but with a side of ugly. Definitely doesn't deserve to be enforced onto desktops.
I can get use to the ugly start menu but the biggest annoyance has got to be it appearing when scrolling to the bottom left.
11. ftyler223 (Posts: 140; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)
Windows phone 7 was done very well by Microsoft I do have to say. The smoothest phone to compare to the iPhone. Way smoother than android. But lack of apps is what killed it for me and had me running back to apple and android devices. But windows 8 should be a big hit. I like what windows have begun to roll out. Keep it up Microsoft.
13. snowgator (Posts: 3290; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
HTC could use any hit right now. They are still very capable of putting out good devices.
The problem is Nokia offers a lot more to WP users right now. If HTC and Samsung are serious about seeing the upside to WP 8 and beyond, and I hope they are, they need to realize that their ecosystems need to have fun stuff that sets them apart. It's not like they can't use exclusives on their Android offerings too, so why not?
22. Aeires (unregistered)
What do you feel Nokia offers that HTC can't? Both build great handsets that are unique in their own ways, just completely different from each other in style.
Only thing that comes to mind from Nokia is better cameras, but HTC isn't a slag in that department either.
Either way, W8 users have a lot to look forward to.
24. snowgator (Posts: 3290; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Nokia has exclusives out the wa-zoo. They work hard to offer a deep user experience with apps only they develop for their users and exclusives with other developers first. They often give a richer experience in the apps where they can.
They also have been extremely quick with firmware updates and software improvements, something neither Samsung or HTC can say either on their WP or Android offerings right now.
27. Aeires (unregistered)
How much of that is MS going to let happen? That was my first thinking when I first heard Nokia was producing phones.
I don't own a Windows phone so I'm not sure how much freedom MS is giving each carrier and OEM to fringe upon. I see it all the time on Android so I'm curious to how it works in this environment. My first thought was MS would not be as tolerant as Google is with Android because it develops a customer base that is unhappy about not getting timely updates. Is MS more in control of the updates or do the OEM's have a large say in them?
14. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)
I think Samsung can truly do some real major things with W8 and WP8. I would love to see Samsung put out an W8 tablet with that S Pen like their Galaxy Tab and also a WP8 Note type device would be a business tycoons dream.
16. good2great (Posts: 1040; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
no disrespect to your comment but we heard enough about samsung already...lol
its time for some other companies to shine...
18. buggerrer (Posts: 288; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)
if other companies can't "shine" like Samsung
why would I buy their prodcust?
sorry im not loyal to any company, and its a childish thing
i'll pay only for who bring us a good product, and in WP mostly Nokia or Samsung.
19. Pdubb (Posts: 239; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)
If they want to shine they need to step out of the shadows and do something! Nokia stepped- out but the others are being to safe and not really doing anything with any wow factor. With that said I cannot wait to see what these will be like. *fingers crossed*
23. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)
Any new WP8 device news is all good news to me. I want all OEM to shine for us consumers. I want choices for all carriers.
28. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Haters gonna hate, right?
15. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid (Posts: 124; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
Yes, the real competitor to Android is just a month away. Can't wait to see WP8 rising!
32. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i like nokia wP8/w8 more than HTC