If you haven't been tempted by the Windows Phone 8 hardware so far, HTC could give you a reason to look again with the launch of the HTC One on the platform later this year.
According to an insider speaking to the Neowin website, HTC is reworking the HTC One concept (a phone that got a five-star review off us) as opposed to reproducing it for Microsoft's mobile platform. The end result is said to be 'familiar but not identical.'
The device is reported to have a 4 to 5 in display (the source couldn’t get an accurate measurement on the screen size), along with a mostly metal body, Beats Audio, and the GDR3 update for Windows Phone. That brngs support for 1080p displays and quad-core processors on Windows Phone 8, really opening up the platform to compete with Android in terms of hardware.
The phone is expected to be announced in the autumn, around the same time as that GDR3 update and arrive sometime later in the year. It is also thought to use HTC’s UltraPixel technology for the camera too, but that hasn't been confirmed.
It could be just one launch with an impressive specification for Windows Phone 8, with Nokia almost certain to hit the market with something new too. Some real competition at the top of the range is probably just what Windows needs.