HTC waiting for Apollo to launch (not the space craft) to offer new Windows Phone handsets
part of the HTC One series. The Apollo update is expected in the fourth quarter of this year and will bring multi-core chipsets and HD screens to the platform.
The exec also said that the HTC Titan II will soon be getting released outside of the States to other countries that support LTE connectivity. One country mentioned specially was Australia, mate. That model could be promoted as the Windows Phone Wonder from Down Under.
1. snowgator posted on 27 Feb 2012, 21:10 4
I am really worried about stories like this. Even if the Nokia 900 and the Titan 2 are hits, they will not be over a large period of time. How does WP get any real momentum heading into Apollo if there are 2 quarters of sales pass between any other major releases? Android will be pumping out ICS monsters that whole time, and isn't the next iPhone rumors running about a quarter 4 release as well?
2. theindianguy posted on 28 Feb 2012, 02:26 1
totally agree with you, Q4 is really too late because by that time, ICS would be on most handsets and the iphone hype would overshadow apollo relase.
3. Henrik posted on 28 Feb 2012, 06:48 0
But Windows Phone still have one big joker up their sleeve, something that will gain it some really heavy momentum: Windows 8.
Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 will be released pretty much at the same time, Q4. And you might expect some deep relationship and synergy being displayed between the two in the marketing campaigns. Microsoft will not let it slide, now that even Windows 8 will be touch optimized :-)
I'll be combining them like hamburger & cola!