Not long after the Windows Phone Summit in June we heard word that HTC was putting together three Windows Phone 8 handsets that would be released later in the year. Chinese website WPDang now believes that those handsets will be officially announced during the third week of September, a few weeks after Nokia and Microsoft introduce the first Windows Phone 8 devices at Nokia World on September 5th.
WPDang believes that HTC will make an official presentation in either New York or London, although the exact details haven’t been confirmed yet. The announcement of the handsets is expected in September with the Rio and Accord due to ship in October, while the Zenith will come later in the fourth quarter.
Details of HTC’s new Windows Phone 8 handsets first emerged in June. The Zenith is HTC’s flagship Windows Phone model, reportedly featuring a 4.7-inch Super LCD2 display with a 720p resolution along with an Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor. The Accord is the mid-range handset, featuring a 4.3-inch 720p Super LCD2 display and dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, while the Rio is an entry-level offering with a 4-inch WVGA screen and Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU.
HTC’s announcement may come later on in September, but Nokia has been tipped to unveil its own Windows Phone 8 lineup at Nokia World on September 5th. WPDang reported in July that Nokia is preparing two new handsets, the Lumia 910 and Lumia 920, with Microsoft due to make an appearance to showcase additional consumer oriented features of Windows Phone 8.
[via Unwired View]