HTC Windows Phone 8 Models Could Launch Earlier Than Expected
Android may have been the star platform of the summer, with Jelly Bean, the Nexus 7, and the Galaxy S III, but the next couple months are going to be all about the new iPhone and Windows Phone 8. We’ve heard so much about the iPhone 5 that it almost feels like there’s little left for Apple to reveal, but there are plenty of unknowns still left when it comes to the first wave of Windows Phone 8 hardware. We’ve talked a bit about some of the rumored phones HTC may be working on, including a rough timetable for their releases. Some new information suggests that HTC could have its phones ready to go by late September.
The models in question are what we’ve known as the Zenith, Accord, and Rio. Their rumored hardware runs the gamut from a quad-core chip in the 4.7-inch, 720p Zenith, down to a dual-core Snapdragon and 4-inch WVGA display on the Rio. The Accord and Rio were supposed to land by October, but the Zenith would apparently be delayed for later in the year. Instead, now it looks like all three might launch in the third week of September.
This info is attributed to a pair of sources known to WPDang, but the site doesn’t go into detail on just how they might be privy to HTC’s plans.