There have been rumors circulating around that HTC will dump Windows Phone 8 platform completely and focus solely on releasing Android based devices. However, it turns out that said rumor was untrue and HTC has once again confirmed their plans to have Windows Phone 8 devices in the pipeline, expected to see daylight this Fall.
This new report confirms that HTC is working on a high-end Windows Phone 8 device – something which was reported few weeks back. The folks at Windows Phone Blogging cite trusted sources with close ties to HTC as saying that a smartphone with a 4-5 inch display running Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update is in works.
The purported device is expected to feature a 4.7 inch super LCD3 display boasting 1080p resolution, 2GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage and Windows Phone 8 GDR3. There were no details about the chipset and processor right now but we’re hoping it’ll be a decent quad-core processor. As reported earlier, the GDR3 update is expected to bring support for fast processors and high resolution displays. The device is expected to launch in the October/November time frame.
The story also comes in line with a recent conversation that took place between ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley and Jeff Gordon, Senior Global Communications Manager at HTC. Gordon says that the earlier report from Digitimes is fake and company is definitely working on new Windows Phone 8 handsets.
@maryjofoley The 8X is awesome! Contrary to what DigiTimes reported, we are absolutely dedicated to our Windows Phone lineup.
— Jeff Gordon (@urbanstrata) August 14, 2013
Let’s hope HTC has some decent devices in the pipeline, considering the fact that Nokia is currently leading the Windows Phone market with Samsung having a few devices in works as well.
<Source: Windows Phone Blogging>