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HTC’s First Windows Phone 8 Handset Leaked Ahead of Official Unveiling

HTC Accord leak

HTC’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphone — dubbed the HTC Accord — has been leaked ahead of its official unveiling. An image of the device, reportedly obtained from an official HTC ROM, has been posted on Twitter by XDA Developers member “Football4PDA” — along with the handset’s specifications.

According to its poster, the HTC Accord will boast an MSM8960 1.5GHz dual-core processor — the same processor that features in the U.S. Galaxy S III handset — 8GB and 16GB of internal storage, and a 720 x 1280 high-definition display. It’s also expected to feature an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, NFC capabilities, and a microSD card slot.

Despite the fact it’s running Windows Phone 7 in the image you see above, the Accord is expected to become HTC’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphone. Its vivid purple coloring also suggests the Taiwanese company is looking to compete with Nokia’s bright Lumia lineup.

It’s unclear when HTC will announce the Accord, but with Samsung having already announced its own Windows Phone 8 handset and Nokia’s coming next week, we expect its unveiling to come sooner rather than later.

[Via: The Verge]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...