Samsung and HTC Already Building Windows Phone 8 Devices

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News Posted: Wed, Aug 22 2012 4:16 PM
With Windows Phone 8 set to debut soon, everyone’s chomping at the bit to figure out which manufacturers will debut what devices running the new version of the mobile OS. In addition to the no-brainer rumor that Nokia has (or is building) Windows 8 phones and that at least one will be available on Verizon (not shocking, but noteworthy), we have a source that confirms that both Samsung and HTC have new Windows phones coming, as well.

In fact, our source has both devices in hand already. Although we don’t have much to share in the way of specs or model numbers, apparently the Samsung phone looks an awful lot like the Samsung Galaxy ACE, sans the hardware button on the front. The ACE has a 3.5-inch display, 800MHz Snapdragon processor, 5MP camera with flash, and has Samsung Apps on board, so it’s reasonable to think that the new Windows Phone 8 version will be similarly appointed--though hopefully, possibly, updated somewhat.
Samsung Galaxy ACE
Samsung Galaxy ACE

There’s no model number for the HTC phone either, but the word is that it’s similar to the HTC Rezound, only slimmer. The Rezound has more impressive specs, including a 4.3-inch display, 1.5GHz Qualcomm chip, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 16GB of onboard memory, front (2MP)- and rear (8MP)-facing cameras, and Beats Audio; it’s reasonable to assume that the Windows Phone version will likely boast similar specs.

HTC Rezound
HTC Rezound

We’ll keep you updated if and when more details on these new devices comes our way.
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Jaybk26 replied on Wed, Aug 22 2012 4:34 PM

How does Hothardware get these sources?

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pwrntspd replied on Wed, Aug 22 2012 5:42 PM

Sweet! Im hoping to see a few nokia devices in the windows phone 8 lineup. The os is what i have been waiting for to upgrade from a "dumb" phone since my contract has been up since may.

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RiCoFrost replied on Wed, Aug 22 2012 7:30 PM

I will be moving to Nokia for Windows 8 phone, my wife has the nexus and reception on it is pretty bad she is waiting on the windows 8 phone now. We have some work phones that are Nokia Lumia 900 and they are very good.

In saying that however I do have galaxy s1 and reception is much better then the nexus. IDK i like the nokia phone so i will give that a try this time around.

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Hope the windows 8 app store will fair well against well

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