HTC to hold September 19 event, could be for Windows Phone 8

HTC InviteHTC has joined the growing list of mobile device manufacturers who’re holding press conferences during September, by adding its own event for the 19th. Invitations have begun to circulate, with the words “Join HTC to see what’s coming next” printed below the date.

An unusual design sits underneath, bearing a distinct similarity to a button found on Windows Phone handsets, leading us to believe HTC will reveal its contribution to Microsoft’s latest version of the mobile operating system.

There are currently three phones expected from HTC. The Rio will be the entry-level device, equipped with a 4-inch screen, a 5 megapixel camera and a dual-core Snapdragon processor. Then we have the Accord, which gets a 4.3-inch screen, an 8 megapixel camera and a similar dual-core chip.

Finally, the Zenith will boast a massive 4.7-inch, 720p screen, an 8 megapixel camera and quite possibly, one of Qualcomm’s new quad-core, Snapdragon S4 Pro processors. Anyone familiar with HTC’s range of Android phones will see that the Accord and Zenith are very similar to the One S and One X.

None of these devices are anything more than rumours at the moment, and the few blurry photos that have been circulated haven’t given much away regarding the designs.

HTC’s event kicks off at 11am in New York on September 19, which is a day after Motorola’s Intel-backed event in London, and crucially, more than a week after Apple’s iPhone 5 event.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars