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Accord Windows Phone 8 device from HTC appears?

Accord Windows Phone 8 device from HTC appears

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The usual warnings of rumour caution apply here but this looks like this could have some weight. In what appears to have been discovered from a HTC ROM, a new HTC device sports a mind-bending shade of purple. We have already reported on the leaked specifications of HTCs future Windows Phone 8 wares, and this colour usage certainly receives our attention.

We have to point out the obvious here and say, its running Windows Phone 7.5. Granted its not sporting a standard colour scheme so could just be HTC experimenting with getting those shades right.  The body design is certainly not what we normally see from HTC, perhaps this signals some exciting things coming from one of our favourite device makers?

Accord Windows Phone 8 device from HTC appears blue too!

The specifications of the Accord are:-


  • Dual Core Snapdragon (MSM8260A)
  • 4.3 Super LCD2 720p
  • HSPA+ 42Mbps
  • 8MP Camera 1080p HD video capable
  • NFC
  • 1GB Memory

Rather odd that any render of a device meant for Windows Phone 8 stardom would get produced with WP7.5 running on it. For the time being, we’re going to wait and see. With Samsung already out in the open with its new devices and Nokia just about to tell us something is about to change next week, when will HTC spill the beans? 

Questions? Comments? We always love to hear your take, get in there and let us know!

Source: Football4PDA, via TheVerge



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cckgz4 says:

I like those colors

MediaCastleX says:

Second on the colors, I'd probably just get the handset on that alone...been dying for that option to happen. Sport the green tiles and I finally get my Joker Theme! =P

daguila29 says:

My nephew has a sweet joker theme. What he did is used a picture to create tiles. Looks pretty cool

Andygoes says:

I hate to beat a dead horse, but the closer they get to a Zune HD look alike, the more excited I get! Just wish HTC would show the support that Nokia has been giving its devices.

I'll "second" the support comment. If HTC doesn't fix their mic problems (like found on most Titans and Titan 2's), I'll have to consider a different OEM when WP8 devices are released which is too bad cuz just about everything else I like about the phone. Step up and support your phones (and your *CUSTOMERS*) with some updates HTC!

mreaglejr says:

I have owned a HTC HD2 and now the Titan. The HD2 didn't have proper video drivers, the Titan have microphone and some other little issues. When did HTC care about fixing anything? If Nokia has a big-screen phone, I'm getting it. Just sayin'.

ThePKReddy says:

I have the HD7. Poor call quality + crappy camera with weird tints

i am thinking the same thing, the one phone i really wanted to see was the asus prototype for windows phone 7 launch i dunno if anyone remembers it but that was the device i mostlly wanted out off all original WP7 devices
reminded me soo much of my ZuneHD sad it never got release =[

index1366 says:

why no amoled screen on any htc device already for a darn while?!
although black color would be cool, but this seems good too.

iqbalsn says:

I cant recall HTC ever done that kind of design before. All their phone does usually have some kind of unique, different characteristic. This one is a bit Nokia-ish or Lumia-ish. Cant decide whether its good or bad.

alrutani says:

Sounds like an experimental device. But if they decided to go out with it, then it's handsets colors age.

mimonaut says:

it looks like old omnia7, but in colours

FearL0rd says:

Pretty but we need better specs... HSPA+/LTE for example

Jf.Vigor says:

I thought every phone coning out mandatory will be lte? I never believe these specs because of that point right there

Bouncin Back says:

These are the international versions,the US versions will have LTE.

WinFan1 says:

If that is HTC I just soiled myself

ubuntuai says:

What if it's not? You just unsoiled yourself?

Jf.Vigor says:

Agreed. And if I wasn't so sold on the 4.5-4.7 size range id be sold on this. HTC all the way though. Their phones are built impressively well. They just need gorilla glass 2 (my titan has a crack)

WinFan1 says:

Ha don't be ridiculous you can't unsoil yourself I changed my shorts :)

theefman says:

Best looking htc ive seen in years.

eharris560 says:

Is it just me or does this phone look like a Lumia?

wpjoe says:

I wish someone would make the phone like the emulator in Visual Studio.

cgold1 says:

Non-pentile 1280x720 4.3" screen. Yes please!

deadwrong03 says:

No front cam? Wtf

venetasoft says:

Backside image...?

Odd specs aside I'm not a fan of the wasted space where the earpiece is. It's always been a big detraction for me from certain phones, like the Lumia 900 or even every iPhone. Just a personal thing.

lubbalots says:

I'm with you on that one.

Micfur says:

Nice looking phone, judging from the specs looks like it's headed to T-Mobile. They usually get the low and mid range offerings, wish they offered high end windows phones, I love my 710 but really want them to offer better phones like they do for Android.

lubbalots says:

What do we consider mid-range nowadays? These are impressive specs honestly.

tommikovski says:

I love how mobile phones gain some color again and that HTC is bold enough to hop on the wagon. All the gray-, black- and white phones really bored me off.

Ticomfreak says:

Is it the Rhyme 2?

mjfadaway says:

I love that design. HTC would definitely be in the race if they put this out...Sprint and HTC have always had a good relationship as well.

laserfloyd says:

If it looks like that, in a variety of colors and with smokin' hardware then I'll seriously consider it.  I dig it.

simmomelb says:

I'm a little confused as to whether I like them or not, hmmm, different, not bad different, just different :)

I really hope the colors r true love that hardware is colorful like windows 8

I just had a badass idea for windows phone8 u know the 3 white light up buttons well with a small color change AMOLED they could match the light to the tiles :D

chuey101 says:

dude that is a badass idea.  you should tweat nokia or something.  Or patent it!

cannon#WP says:

I'm going to predict that if this is real, it'd just be a WP8 dev phone in the same vein as the Mazaa and not a retail device. Still, those are nice colors, but I'd only give it a look if it was 4.7.

anodynamic says:

Looks like the bastard offspring of Lumia and the recent Xperia designs. I like it very much.

anodynamic says:

Just a small observation... the screen shows a little of a fifth row of tiles, so at least it looks like it should when running on a 16:9 display rather than on WVGA.

I've always been partial to "bastard lovechild" myself.

ustudio says:

looks like htc is doing the samsung, I guess it will be called the htc lumia series.

TriAxis says:

If I remember right the Accord is there midrange device. The Zenith is the high end device.

That looks good!

It's possible. The original Dell Venue Pro leak had the Zune HD interface in place, and besides the GUI, that leak was 100% accurate. I wouldn't be surprised if it was. Kinda seems like they're trying to follow Nokia's "colorful phone" trail.

CobraJ82 says:

The fakest but yet astonishing.

Luminatic says:

I like the dark blue one. Beautiful colour.

Goshar7 says:

This is NICE

Not bad at all. Looks like the type of phone my wife will love