There are many companies making new announcements this month, especially Nokia and Apple. HTC seems to want to steal Nokia’s and Apple’s thunder, according to Engadget. The Taiwan-based company has recently announced that it will hold a press event on September 19. The invitation for the press event gives no details about HTC will announce, but it is speculated that the company will announce something that would compete with whatever Nokia announces in its press event tonight.

It can be speculated that the phone HTC may be announcing will be the HTC 8X, formerly known as the HTC accord. Recently, the phone’s manual was leaked and showed that the phone’s name will be HTC 8X. The leak of the manual also gives other information such as the position of the volume rocker, and other external hardware features of the phone.

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The phone seems to be running Windows 7.x in the pictures that were leaked a few days ago on Twitter, but there are speculations that the screenshot is of a much earlier render. The HTC Accord was first seen in June, along with two other phones, Zenith and Rio. The Accord is the middle child of the trio, with a screen size of 4.3 inches and a 720p Super LCD 2 display. Also onboard are a 1080p-capable 8MP camera sensor, 42Mbps HSPA+ capabilities, NFC support, and a whole gig of RAM. It is also rumoured that it may come with a MSM8260A SoC onboard.

Microsoft had officially raised the curtain on Windows Phone 8 at an event in San Francisco earlier this year and claimed that it is the most advanced mobile OS Microsoft has ever made. Here is a look at some of the highlighted features available on Windows Phone 8:

  • Multi-core processor support: Windows Phone was a slick OS that ran smoothly on handsets with a single processor. The latest OS now features multi-core support with Belfoire claiming that they’re ready for whatever hardware makers dream up.
  • Bigger, sharper screens: Windows Phone 8 supports two new screen resolutions — 1280 x 768 and 1280 x 720, making it compatible with new handsets that will feature high-definition 720p displays.
  • More flexible storage: Windows Phone 8 supports removable microSD cards, so users can stuff their phone with extra photos, music and whatever else is important and then easily move it all onto their PC.
  • NFC wireless sharing: In Windows Phone 8, NFC helps make sharing photos, Office docs, and contact info easier. One can achieve this by tapping their phone on another NFC-equipped device.
  • Internet Explorer 10: The next version of Windows Phone comes with the same web browsing engine that’s headed for Window 8 PCs and tablets. Microsoft claims that IE10 is faster and more secure, with advanced anti-phishing features like SmartScreen Filter to block dangerous websites and malware.
  • Internet Explorer 10: The next version of Windows Phone comes with the same web browsing engine that’s headed for Window 8 PCs and tablets. Microsoft claims that IE10 is faster and more secure, with advanced anti-phishing features like SmartScreen Filter to block dangerous websites and malware.
  • Better maps and directions: Windows Phone 8 builds in Nokia mapping as part of the platform. This partnership will provide more detailed maps and turn-by-turn directions in many countries, plus the ability to store maps offline on your phone so you can work with maps without a data connection.
  • Improved apps and games: Microsoft states that basing Windows Phone 8 on the Windows core will unleash a new wave of amazing apps and especially games.

HTC's press event will take place on September 19, 2012.

Publish date: September 5, 2012 10:51 am| Modified date: December 19, 2013 12:39 am

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