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HTC to launch Tiara Windows Phone 8 GDR2 mid-May

HTC may have just launched its latest flagship Android smartphone in the form of the HTC One at MWC, but the company looks set to release a new Windows Phone 8-based device, dubbed Tiara. The phone looks set to launch mid-May.

The HTC Tiara will sport a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 4.3-inch WVGA Super LCD2 display, 8GB of built-in storage, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear-facing camera, and a 1.6MP front-facing camera. It also boasts an 1800mAh battery, according to a report from Unwired View. Specification-wise, the Tiara is similar to the HTC One SV smartphone.

Most significant about HTC Tiara is that it will run Windows Phone 8 GDR2, which will be the second update to the platform since it launched last autumn. This update would follow the recent ‘Portico’ overhaul of the mobile operating system.

The report said that Tiara would fit in-between the HTC 8S and 8T, meaning the phone is aimed at the mid-market.

HTC is also said to be considering launching more phones based on Windows, according to a report by CNET.

Recombu contacted HTC for comment, but none was forthcoming at the time of writing.

Last week, Three confirmed pricing and availability of the HTC One premium smartphone that is due to launch March 15th. The phone sports 4.7-inch Full HD display, stereo front facing speakers, 4.3-Ultrapixel camera capable of Full HD HDR video and the newest version of the company’s Android overlay, HTC Sense 5.

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