HTC Windows Phone 8 devices might be coming in the third week of September

HTC Windows Phone 8 devices might be coming in the third week of September
Just a few days ago we heard whispers about Nokia planning to introduce its first Windows Phone 8 devices sometime in September and now rumor has it that HTC is getting its first WP8 devices ready for launch later on, 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. 

The Rio and Accord will have more modest specs. The Rio is said to be sporting a 4-inch WVGA screen and a 5-megapixel 720p camera, while the Accord will feature a 4.3-inch 720p display, an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p video and a dual-core processor.

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? 

source: WPDang via WMPowerUser



32. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i like nokia wP8/w8 more than HTC

15. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Yes, the real competitor to Android is just a month away. Can't wait to see WP8 rising!

14. Gcombs

Posts: 136; Member since: Aug 22, 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: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

no disrespect to your comment but we heard enough about samsung its time for some other companies to shine...

18. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 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: 250; Member since: Aug 08, 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: 136; Member since: Aug 22, 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?

13. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 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: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 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?

11. ftyler223

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

10. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 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.

8. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

only if there is a way to make this Zenith run android!!

7. Gcombs

Posts: 136; Member since: Aug 22, 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.

4. marchels14 unregistered

i thought that WP8 OS can only support dual core, from single core to quad core that fast!

5. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

WP8 can support up to 128 cores, I think?

6. lsguntu

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

I think its 64 cores

9. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

you both wrong, he is talking about cores, not users!!!

17. Pdubb

Posts: 250; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

I laughed then thumbed you down. Stop hating on WP.

30. Whodaboss

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 18, 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: Mar 03, 2012

I laughed a bit longer and gave it a thumbs up. Still looking forward to release though.

20. jtech

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Not funny

25. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 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: 24; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Yes, it is 64 cores. they mentioned it earlier in their windows 8 summit

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

2. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 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!!!

1. wendygarett unregistered


21. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

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