HTC to announce two Windows Phone 8 handsets in the third week of September (Rio and Accord)?
We’ve already told you that HTC’s Windows Phone 8 plans for this year include three handsets, currently codenamed Rio, Accord, and Zenith. And now we’re hearing that two of those WP8 handsets might be officially unveiled by in the third week of September – hence not long after Nokia is supposed to present its first WP8 devices.
WPDang (a Chinese website that’s been often reliable) says the launch event for HTC’s new smartphones will take place either in New York, or in London.
Since the Rio and the Accord are rumored to hit the shelves in October, and the Zenith a bit later, it would make sense for the first two devices to be announced in September. The Rio should feature a 4 inch WVGA display and a 1GHz dual-core processor, while the Accord reportedly has a 4.3 inch HD screen, and possibly a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU.
Nokia’s first Windows Phone 8 handsets should hit the market in October, too. It remains to be seen if the Finish company manages to beat HTC to the punch, or if the two manufacturers will release their new Microsoft-endorsed products at the same time.
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