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 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.