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HTC developing ‘three’ Windows Phone 8 handsets

HTC developing ‘three’ Windows Phone 8 handsets

HTC has has three brand-new handsets in the pipeline powered by the freshly unveiled Windows Phone 8 operating system, The Verge has revealed.

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Despite keeping suspiciously mum about its plans for the slow-growing OS, it would appear the Taiwan-based manufacturer remains firmly committed to Microsoft’s cause with a high-end, a mid-range and an entry-level phone running on the next major iteration of Windows Phone.

Leading the charge is the ‘Zenith’, which packs a 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 display with a 720p HD resolution, a quad-core Snapdragon processor of undisclosed clock speed, an eight-megapixel camera and up to 42Mbps data speed over HSPA+.

Next up is the ‘Accord’. This is also home to a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 display, also featuring 720p resolution, an eight-megapixel snapper with full HD video recording, 42Mbps HSPA+ data, a dual core Snapdragon processor and Near Field Communications (NFC) support.

Completing the trio is the Rio – rocking a none-too-shabby four-inch WVGA panel, a five-megapixel camera with 720p video capture, 14.4Mbps HSPA data and possibly a dual core chipset from the Snapdragon S4 Plus range.

All three smartphones will drop this year. The Rio and the Accord will launch in October, while the Zenith will land sometime in the last quarter.

We’ll be sure to let you know more about the handsets as soon as we have more to share. So stay tuned!


The Verge

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