HTC promises Windows Phone 8 devices (from MWC 2012)

HTC promises Windows Phone 8 devices (from MWC 2012)HTC's product chief officer Kouji Kodera has revealed some new tidbits about the company's Windows Phone plans for the year at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona.

And while for now all the focus is on the the One range of Android smartphones the Taiwanese firm has just announced, HTC has confirmed it also plans to be one of the leading players on the Windows Phone 8 Apollo platform when it launches later this year.

Speaking to Pocket-lint, Kodera revealed that HTC remains committed to Windows Phone despite Nokia's emergence as Microsoft's leading partner on the platform. However, just how that commitment will show itself in terms of specific devices remains to be seen.

"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," was Kodera's comment when asked if it would follow a similar strategy to the launch of its One range of Android phones at MWC 2012.

Windows Phone 8 is expected to arrive in Q4 alongside Windows 8, and will be heavily based on the desktop OS, sharing the same kernel.

Kodera also revealed that HTC will be launching an international version of the Titan II, essentially an LTE version of the 4.7in Titan with an upgraded 16-megapixel camera, after the handset's initial rollout on AT&T in the US. He cited Australia as an example, but given the UK's lack of an LTE network, it's unlikely to appear on these shores anytime soon.

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