HTC has a funny wee relationship with Microsoft. The Taiwanese manufacturer backed Windows Phone from Day 1, but gives Microsoft a cut for every Android handset sold, and recently it was suggested that HTC was denied a place in the first wave of Windows 8 tablets.
However, HTC will definitely feature when Windows Phone 8 arrives (whenever that may be), and now we’re hearing details of no less than three handsets.
The HTC Zenith, first of all, will be their Windows Phone 8 flagship. It’ll have a 4.7in Super LCD 2 display (very HTC One X), an 8MP rear camera with 1080p video capture, and some sort of Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor.
The middle child is the HTC Accord, with a 4.3in Super LCD 2 display, 8MP rear camera (same as the Zenith, seemingly), NFC support, 1GB of RAM, and a “beefy” dual-core processor.
Finally, there’s the entry-level HTC Rio, with a 4in WVGA display, 5MP rear camera with 720p video capture, 512MB of RAM, and a Qualcomm MSM8227 processor – proud member of the Snapdragon S4 Plus family.
We’re told to expect the HTC Rio and Accord in October, with the HTC Zenith launching at some point in Q4. However, dates are said to be “very loose” at this stage.
via: The Verge