September this year is an exciting month. We have been expecting next-gen Windows Phone devices to be unveiled on Nokia World at the very beginning of the month. But now according to WPDang’s sources, HTC will be announcing its Windows Phone 8 devices in the same month. The event will happen in the 3rd week of September, according to WPDang, in either London or New York City. There is no final word on the location so far. But NYC is the more likely choice, because the US market means a lot to HTC.
If earlier rumors still stand, HTC will be announcing three devices in the first wave:
- Rio: 4″ WVGA screen, 5MP camera (capable of 720P video capture), 512MB of RAM, and Qualcomm MSM8227 processor.
- Accord: 4.3″ 720P screen (Super LCD 2), 8MP camera (capable of 1080P video capture), 1GB of RAM, Qualcomm MSM8260A processor, plus NFC support.
- Zenith: 4.7″ 720P screen (Super LCD 2), otherwise quite close to the Accord in specifications, except for being powered by a mysterious quadcore processor from Qualcomm.
WPDang speculates that Rio and Accord will be shipped to retailers in October, and Zenith will wait a bit until Q4 2012.