HTC Windows Phone 8 roadmap leaks out
HTC is now probably the second-most important Windows Phone 8 manufacturer as Samsung is now mostly focused on Android, and Nokia is Microsoft’s sidekick, and good news is that HTC Windows Phone 8 roadmap has just leaked out.
Here’s what you’d get: the HTC Rio, HTC Zenith and HTC Accord. Just like on Android, HTC seems to use a trio of devices to hit different price points and still keep its focus.
Starting from the most affordable of the bunch, the HTC Rio will feature a 4-inch WVGA screen and come with a 5-megapixel camera shooting 720p video. The Qualcomm MSM8227, part of the Snapdragon S4 family, is what powers the devices and it works along with 512MB of RAM. Connectivity-wise, the upcoming HTC Rio is expected to come with 14.4Mbps HSPA.
Next up, right in the mid-range is the HTC Accord. The Accord comes with a 4.3-inch 720p Super LCD2 display and an 8-megapixel rear snapper capturing 1080p video. The exact silicon is not yet known, but it will be a more capable dual-core processor of the Snapdragon S4 breed with 1GB of RAM. Additionally, you get NFC and 42Mbps HSPA+.
Finally, the most exciting device that HTC is bringing to Windows Phone 8 world is the HTC Zenith. The Zenith is said to feature a massive 4.7-inch 720p Super LCD 2 display, also with an 8-megapixel camera and 42Mbps HSPA+. Here, though, the processor gets bumped up to a quad-core Snapdragon, but again - no specifics.
Finally, the prices are unknown, but the release dates are just as you’d expect - October for the Rio and Accord, and Q4 2012 for the Zenith. Not a bad start for HTC’s Windows Phone 8 family is it?