Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC Corporation will hold a press event today in New York City, and its first Windows Phone 8-based smartphones are expected to be unveiled there.
Rumor has it that two such handsets are set to make an official appearance today, supposedly called HTC 8X
The company is keeping mum on what will be unveiled at the event, but it has already placed a teaser on its Facebook
page, with the tagline: “When beautiful hardware meets stunning software.”
HTC has been previously rumored to plan the launch of three Windows Phone 8 handsets this fall, with an entry-level HTC 8V included in the lineup, mirroring its “One” series of Android smartphones.
However, only two of these might be announced today, featuring 4.3-inch and 4.0-inch touchscreen displays, respectively.
The long rumored HTC Accord
should be among them, featuring a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU and boasting a 1280×720 resolution.
According to Pocketnow
, the second device would be the previously rumored HTC Rio, which should include a 1GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus processor.
A third smartphone was spotted online as Zenith, with a 4.7-inch touchscreen display
and a quad-core application processor inside, but it is now said to be missing from today’s announced.
There are still a few hours left until all the necessary info on these devices will be unveiled, so we’ll take the info with a grain of salt for the time being.
One thing that appears to have been confirmed, however, is that Verizon Wireless will be among the first wireless carriers to add HTC’s Windows Phone 8 devices to its offering.
The aforementioned HTC Accord has been spotted online with the carrier’s branding on it, as well as with the 4G LTE logo on the back, suggesting that users will benefit from fast data transfer speeds if they purchase it.