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HTC waiting for Apollo to launch (not the space craft) to offer new Windows Phone handsets

HTC waiting for Apollo to launch (not the space craft) to offer new Windows Phone handsets
Missing during Sunday's HTC event in Barcelona that introduced the HTC One XL to the world, was word about any new Windows Phone HTC models. But that doesn't mean that the Taiwan based firm has given up on the platform. HTC's chief product officer, Kouji Kodera, is confirming that once Microsoft lets the Apollo update see the light of day, HTC will grace the planet with new Windows Phone models. According to Pocket Lint, Kodera said, "For Windows Phone we haven’t decided on the branding yet, but you will see a new range of Windows Phones from us when Microsoft release their new Apollo operating system."

The HTC Titan II is heading overseas

The HTC Titan II is heading overseas

The HTC exec says that the company is backing off Microsoft's mobile OS for the moment as Nokia's Lumia models, especially the Lumia 800, have allowed the Fins to take the top spot in the platform away from HTC for the moment. Kodera also noted that one of the new Windows Phone models will be 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.

source: PocketLint

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posted on 27 Feb 2012, 21:10 4

1. snowgator (Posts: 3515; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

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?

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 02:26 1

2. theindianguy (Posts: 90; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)

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.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 06:48

3. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)

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!

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