By Vamien McKalin email: email@example.com | Mar 01, 2013 10:41 AM EST
Despite the announcement of the ever so powerful HTC One smartphone that is based on Android, the Taiwanese company is still in the game of releasing new Windows Phone 8 devices. The newest handset is called the HTC Tiara, and it is the first Windows Phone 8 device to launch with GDR2.
What is GDR2 you ask? Well, GDR stands for General Distribution Release, the recent Portico update was the first and would be classified as GDR1. We're not certain what GDR2 entails for the Windows Phone 8 platform, but it seems quite important if HTC is planning to launch its next device with it installed and ready to rumble.
The HTC Tiara is not a high-end Windows Phone handset; it is more akin to the mid-range section of the market. The device packs a 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, 4.3-inch Super LCD2 with WVGA resolution, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage with microSD card option, 8 megapixel rear camera, a front-facing camera and 1800 mAh battery.
What we have here is a pretty capable Windows Phone 8 device; it would be interesting to see how it stacks up against the Nokia Lumia 720 that was announced a few days earlier at MWC 2013. The HTC Tiara is expected to hit store shelves in mid-May this year at a price point unknown to us.
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