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Coming Soon : The First Windows 8 HTC Handsets – HTC Rio, HTC Accord And HTC Zenith

HTC says we will have to wait to September 3 to know what it has for Windows 8 enthusiasts. From the manufacturer fromTaiwan, we expect the HTC Rio, the HTC Accord and the HTC Zenith. The arrival of the first HTC windows offering will be less than a month, if everything works out well. However, we are sure of what the new handsets will offer.

HTC Rio, HTC Accord, HTC Zenith - HTC Windows Phones

Here are the specifications for the Rio, which will be the cheapest of the 3 offerings. It will spot a screen of 4 inches. We expect an 800 by 480 display. TheRiocomes with 5 megapixels camera and will record HD videos at 720p.

A Snapdragon S4 will power the OS on the phone. This will be single core and will be complimented by a modest 512 of RAM. As I said earlier, this is the low-end version of the 3 releases, so no need to panic. If you have the money, you will get a better deal on the others. Let me tell you of their specs. It is a good strategy to have three handsets for different market segments. Power users will not feel left out of the game, and loyalist will have a chance to upgrade their Smartphones.

The best of the pack is the Zenith. This will hold the HTC flag for Windows 8 handsets. It comes with a screen of 4.7 inches. It is a 2 display Super LCD and, wait for it, a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor. In addition, you have a standard camera that is 8-megapixels. The Super LCD 2 is an equivalent of a retina display. It offers a 300ppi resolution. Users will just have an out of this world experience eon their phones.

The release of the Windows 8 phones by HTC follows the expected finalization of the RTM version of the latest OS from Microsoft.

Between the highest end handset, Zenith and the Rio, we have the Accord. It packs a cool 4.3-inch screen, which also is a Super LCD2 display. Looks like the rest of the handsets from HTC will all come with the Super LCD2.  The phone has HD recording capabilities with a camera that is 8-megapixels, that shoots 720p videos. It has a 1GB RAM capacity and relies on the latest NFC technology. Like the rest of the windows 8 phones, the Accord also uses a Snapdragon processor. It is however more powerful than theRioand a little less than that of the Zenith since it is a dual-core.


Mike is a software engineer with a love for tinkering with smart phone devices. He spends a lot of time moving pictures to his SD card, because the Android keeps running out of memory. In his spare time, he travels to different parts of the world and takes one of his Android devices with him.

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