HTC to announce Windows Phone 8 devices in September: Report
It is pretty apparent that Nokia will launch Windows Phone 8 smartphones at Nokia World in the first week of September, however reports are pouring in suggesting that HTC is also likely to announce its first wave of Windows Phone 8 smartphones in the third week of September. WPDang, which has been on a roll of late with its Windows Phone scoops, is reporting that HTC might hold an event in either London or New York City.
Previously, the rumour mill had suggested that HTC will launch three Windows Phone 8 smartphones codenamed – Rio, Accord and Zenith. The Rio supposedly will have a 4-inch WVGA screen, 5MP camera (capable of 720P video capture), 512MB of RAM, and Qualcomm MSM8227 processor. The Accord is rumoured to have a 4.3-inch 720P screen (Super LCD 2), 8MP camera (capable of 1080P video capture), 1GB of RAM, Qualcomm MSM8260A processor, plus NFC support. And the Zenith, which will be the flagship will have a 4.7-inch 720P screen (Super LCD 2), 1GB of RAM, NFC support, 8MP camera with 1080p video capabilities and will be powered by a mysterious quad-core processor from Qualcomm.
We call the quad-core Qualcomm chipset mysterious because the current generation S4 Pro quad-core SoC does not have an inbuilt 3G solution, hence it is highly unlikely that it will show up in a device, however one can never say never.