Martin noted yesterday that HTC’s Mobile World Congress-based comments on Windows Phone sounded rather lukewarm, but already we’re hearing word on a future WP8 device from the Taiwanese. That didn’t take long.
It’s known internally as the HTC Tiara, and – for all intents and purposes – it’s pretty much an HTC One SV running Windows Phone 8.
HTC Tiara specs include a 4.3in Super LCD2 display (480 x 800), 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 8GB internal storage (no mention of microSD), 1GB of RAM and an 1,800mAh battery.
As for the HTC Tiara’s cameras, we’re told to expect an 8MP rear shooter and 1MP front snapper. Indeed, that’s the most notable difference spec-wise between the HTC Tiara and HTC One SV; the latter has a more modest 5MP camera.
Somewhat confusingly (would you have it any other way?), the HTC Tiara has the same display size as the HTC 8X, though the rest of the specs are lower for the most part.
The HTC Tiara’s claim to fame is being one of the first Windows Phone 8 devices to rock the GDR2 update.
All hot and bothered about the HTC Tiara? Unwired View says to stick “sometime mid-May” in your diaries.