HTC Accord, Future Windows Phone 8 Now On T-Mobile Smartphone Roadmap

With XDA Developer and famed internet leaker @Football4PDA leaking details of the upcoming HTC Accord this morning, the timing is ripe to let loose our own intel that the Accord will arrive on T-Mobile in November. According to the Twitter leak, the phone may be sold under the name “8X,” though I can only hope that T-Mobile chooses anything else.

According to the leaked intel, the Accord will feature:

  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory
  • 4.3″ display
  • Beats Audio built-in
  • 8 megapixel camera with f/2.0 lens, ultra-wide angle front-facing camera
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • NFC

All in all it sounds like a pretty solid Windows Phone 8 device and will hopefully complement the launch of the Nokia Lumia 820 offering WP8 fans a multitude of devices to choose from. We expect to hear more about the device at HTC’s September 19th event in New York City.

On a separate note, we can’t help but notice the “Dell BMW” release also set for November 14th, though we have absolutely no idea what it references. On another, equally separate note, the HTC One X+ or HTC Era is no longer on the roadmap and we’re told T-Mobile pulled the plug on the device for various testing reasons. That’s the price we pay for knowing about things before we’re supposed to!


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  • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

    Damn, I was looking forward to the One X+/Era. 

    Now to figure out what other phone I want.

    • Deadeye37

       Me too.  AT&T probably expressed interest in the One X+ and, instantly, HTC gave T-mobile the bird.  Besides, the One X+ wouldn’t fit in with T-mobile.  It’s specs are too high.  If its not a phone being released to all the carriers, it has to be a mediocre phone.  No exclusive flagship phones here.

      • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

        Nope, it doesn’t work like that. There wouldn’t have been any mention anywhere of the phone unless it was already sold to T-Mobile. Otherwise we would see the mention of hundreds of phones that don’t make it to market. 

        Besides, AT&T wouldn’t go with another high-end Android phone so quickly. The One X is still selling well. They wouldn’t take it off shelves just to go with an incremental upgrade. The average consumer has no idea of the specs. There is no reason AT&T would want it.  There is nothing to make me believe anything other than the phone just simply wasn’t up to standards.  It may still come out in couple of months after the issues are resolved. And T-Mobile has the highest speced phone available, the Galaxy S III. 

        • 21stNow

          You helped make Deadeye37’s point with the last sentence. The only way that T-Mobile has a high-end phone is that if every carrier has that same phone.

        • UMA_Fan

          Not true.  This year, no doubt.  Last year was an AMAZING roll out of devices for T-Mobile compared to the other national carriers.  Remember the dual core beast, HTC Sensation, at the time released only a month after Verizon’s single core Thunderbolt.  It’s all a perception issue.  The Thunderbolt was where the advertising $$$ was.

        • 21stNow

          It’s just my guess, but I think that deadeye was referring to this year or more specifically, the time since the AT&T buyout was called off.  From around that time until now T-Mobile has been getting lower-end phones, with the exception of the Galaxy S III.  Not that T-Mobile is to blame for this, but it is an observation.

          The Sensation (June) was three months after the Thunderbolt (March).  I was watching the HTC phones like a hawk once the EVO 4G came out.  The Sensation was the first one to make me want to buy it.

      • Noel

        If the above statement is correct then i will be very pissed (even tho i was already slightly disappointed by some of the recently outed specs for the One X+) at HTC and will even go further as to say it explains why their total revenue has been falling. Haven’t they learned from Companies like Samsung and Apple which have been moving away from exclusives and instead trying to get their high end devices on all major carriers. HTC’s goal should be to sell and have their top device on as many carriers as possible. I hope the above info is false…

  • whiteiphoneproblems

    :( on the One X+ news…..! (What’s the “Samsung Toba”?)

    • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

      I was wondering that myself. 

    • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

      Some quick googling tells me the MBB prefix means Mobile Broad Band, so it’s probably a data stick or myfi. 

      • whiteiphoneproblems

        Nice work… (tho disappointing of course!)

        • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

          Yeah, that screenshot is a load of disappoint. No Note2, no One X+… Other than the Accord, nothing really new. 

          I’d like to at least see the Note 1 back in stock. 

  • Well, well, well..a nice WP device after some waiting.  Rejoice WP fans!!

    • StickyIcky

      In reality, on its own, it is a nice device. However, when you’ve got the Lumia 920 and Sammie Ativ standing next to it… it suddenly looks like junk. The Lumia 820 too… how the hell Nokia gonna give everyone the same old 800×480 screen that I have in my 2 year old phone NOW and some fanboys going to try to convince me to get it? Sad.

  • Steve1026

    Considering this is showing Oct/Nov. Doesnt look like the Note 2 will be here before the end of the year.

    • Paul

      We are still in early September, but I’m starting to feel that sinking feeling that the Note 2 won’t come out before the year’s end. 

      • Well, not everything is on the roadmap, I know that for a fact, just the devices they are comfortable with allowing the front lines to know about. T-Mobile often won’t put anything on here if a manufacturer wants to make the announcements, which could be the case with the Note II. In the case of the One X+, I heard some various things about the device not passing testing standards.

        • Surgio Armani

          “Not passing testing standards.” Could that change and it get placed back on the roadmap? What would be the point of making a device that can’t pass standards?

          It seems like HTC still plans to release it somewhere. The Tegra 3 suggests that won’t be Verizon or Sprint. Is it really worth AT&T having both the X and X+? If so, it will at least mean the phone is still GSM. If it was being built for both AT&T and T-Mobile originally what are the odds it could still run on T-Mo bands? Or maybe an unlocked One X+ could be used on the refarmed network.

          I’m just so disappointed. This was the only exciting phone I’ve seen coming to Magenta in awhile.

        • Paul

          AAahhh, well played. I could see that as well. Samsung was the only one announcing it and didn’t mention the carriers. 

          Well, here’s to hoping it comes before my birthday! Oct. 22, would be awesome to purchase that bad boy and run it on my newly acquired Truly Unlimited Data Plan. 

          I WAS waiting for the One X+ but had the feeling it wasn’t going to be released soon, that was more intuition than sinking feeling. 

        • CJ

          How did the LG G2X pass testing standards then! J/k it is not a bad device if you want to restart your phone 50x. As for me the HD2 and HD7 was a great phone so I think the Accord will rock!

        •  Any News on what the Dell Phone could be or look like?

    • fixxmyhead

      dont lose hope. these things are always wrong anyways. the last one didnt show the galaxy s3 and look what happened tmobile got the s3 and wasnt on there roadmap

  • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

    The Dell BMW is their 14″ Inspiron notebook. 

  • Steve102680

    Yes what is Samsung Toba. Or whats the MBB stand for?

    • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

      MBB = Mobile Broadband .. Probably a datastick or myfi. 

  • oryan_dunn

    These WP8 devices need WiFi calling.  Hopefully T-Mo is on top of that.

    • Paul

      As an Android user, LOVE WIFI CALLING! And yes, it should be moved to WP8 OS. If they do that, THEN they offer something that other’s can’t offer for their customers…only the iCarp. 

      • David

        Could not agree more. I won’t buy another phone that does not have Wifi calling, its essential. Love being in europe and using my phone for free, being connected to wifi network.

        • True. That’s why I never picked up a Galaxy Nexus. Need the wi-fi calling. As a Value Plan customer and Android enthusiast, I’d consider a solid Windows phone for the right price.

        • joel_axel

          i love wifi calling cause im always on vacation and i go around the world most of the times…

  • Adrian E.

    How about the Nokia Lumia 920? Will it go to AT&T?

    • Nokia Lumia 920 is a given for AT&T, It might also go to Verizon, not sure about T-Mobile.
      T-Mobile will get the Lumia 820 also and may be the rumoured HTC Zenith ??

  • Whitney

    HTC sucks

    • Whiskers

       Did you forget your meds today ?

    • Ewrwer

      you suck 

  • it’s just a shame and really sad for Windows Phone that the consumer has to rely on leaks, strange sightings, code breakdowns etc to figure out what device is coming and when .. this is beyond ridiculous.  just announce the damn phones and to what carrier.  you don’t get people buying your phone when they don’t F’n know about it.

  • Luis Carlos Diaz

    No Lumia 920 for T-Mobile!!!??? If they don’t get it I’m switching to a carrier that has it!

    • Evan

       Sarcasm I hope….

    • Josh

       Or you could just buy it unlocked. ;)

  • get at me Hoe

    man thats a bummer no htc one x+ i was waiting for that to come out but i guess the next nexus or the galaxy note 2 to come out.


    Wow, how could they pull it? They will need all the ammo they can get to show people that they are on top of their game. The One X+ looked flashy enough to convince alot of these customers who complain too much to switch or stick


    Then again I rather they get the Galaxy Nexus II or the Xperia Nexus. 

  • Fakesubmite

    This is exactly what I expected. The only thing different from what I thought is I expected the Accord would be called the HD8. 8X will do. Still, this would be my third choice behind the Lumia 920 and Ativ S. But if niether of those come to T-Mobile the 8X will still be a worthy successor to my HD7.

    • Michael Smith

      Exactly how I feel. I have a gs2 but I want a HIGH end wp8, this is my 3rd choice as well but knowing T-Mobile it will be my only choice.

  • Anonymous

    tmo gets the shaft again, no surprise

    then again….. they said pentaband lte+hspa+.. so maybe we can just buy an unlocked 920?

  • SsquaredplusA

    Any news on the Lumia 920 coming to T-Moble??

    • Carloslacend

      Lumia 920 not coming to tmobile. He goes to AT&T but for tmobile will the 820 is a great device.

  • JaggedXJ

    So no G3 happening beyond a whispered dream, no One X+, and no hope in the rumor mill right now. I want a QWERTY keyboard HTC! I have almost no interest in any of Samsung’s offerings QWERTY or not with their patented cheap plastic feel. The MAXX HD on Vzw looks pretty cool, but not relevant unless they make a GSM model. Tmo doesn’t even carry Moto phones…
    Argh! I have a G2. My upgrade is coming in Nov and there is nothing I am looking forward to right now.

    • J-Hop2o6

       HTC basically said they’re DONE with QWERTY phones. Moto is Verizon’s bitch, plus their phones suck anyways, but more phones need to follow Moto’s MAXX idea. I just retired my G2 for a GNex. You might as well give up hope on KB Android phones and just convert like I did. It’s mostly painless, plus its slimmer.

    • Jordan Williams

      I feel your pain. I’m rocking an Amaze I got for a warrantied G2 (charger port busted, pins were everywhere.) I’ve BEEN due for an upgrade for over a year. Didn’t have money when the GS3 came out, and now that that phone is a couple months old, and the note is too big, I may wait for a new Nexus. The One S, save for the camera, is a joke, and no matter what I get, i’m downgrading on the front camera.

      So i wait.

  • Tomnewtn

    No 1x+ eh? well I won’t upgrade on TMO to anything I see on the horizon. I’ll probably buy another unlocked iPhone from Apple and give my wife the 4s, which has performed flawlessly.

  • Tomnewtn

    TMO won’t get the nicer Lumia either, which I would have considered as I love Nokia’s builds (have an E-7 that is awaiting yet another OS refresh- yes they still update it). It’s gotten to the point that I use TMO for their service, but I’m not so much interested in buying any of their devices.

    • MisterBlue

      Same here.  I just wish their data network was more compatible though.  

      • GwapoAko

        Once he refarming is finished you can bring any AT&T unlocked phones :)

        • Derrick Ford

          Exactly… Hate AT&T’s service, but like the new phones coming out???  Buy the phone outright and bring it to TMO or SimpleMobile for that matter.

        • Tomnewtn

          A TMO tech working on a transmitter or whatever it is next to my office said that they get the equipment in Q3 to enable 3g for iPhone. HE brought up the iPhone, not me. I just asked if they were expanding their 3g network. This is in Seattle area.

        • patrik69

          or take any at&t phone (locked or unlocked) to straighttalksim dot com.

  • YoureProbADumbass

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo htc one x+ i was waiting for you!!!!

    • Nottagrammernasi

      No joke. I was ready to buy the X+ as soon as it came out. Tmobile, I am so disappoint. >:

  • LinuxFrenzy

    Let’s see they pulled the plug on one of the best phones that was supposed to come to T-Mo  but they kept all these mid-range phones?.So I guess the only worthy phone heading to T-Mo left is the Note2.

  • Which way is Up?

    I am heart broken in the latest news regarding the One X+. The refarmin can’t come soon enough to my area, I’m going to import the European version.

    I’m really happy to see that MS is allowing some software customizations. The Sense clock widget is iconic HTC. Sorely missed in my HD7. I’m not sure if I would go for the 8x considering my content with Android, but that 920 from Nokia is a beauty!

    Looking forward to seeing the full design of the 8x though. Pro HTC

    • Whiskers

      I wonder if they will offer the Sence clock on the WP7.8 update ?

      • Which way is Up?

        Hard to say. I would guess no. I am basing this on the fact that when I received the 4.0 update on my unlocked Sensation XE, it came with Sense 3.5 and the older looking widgets. If you wanted the ew shiny version, you would have to purchase a phone from the One series.

        It will be interesting to see this live and in person. I’m curious to the screen tech being used, thinness of device, etc.

  • TMoFan

    That’s so depressing with the news regarding the one x+. That was the only phone I was looking forward to. I lost sleep thinking about it! I guess I’ll hold out and see what the five nexus phones are all about in November.

  • jian9007

    Well, we know where most of our interests are. David posts about a Windows phone on the roadmap and we’re all disappointed that he said the One X+ won’t be coming. I’m among the disappointed. I guess that’s one less phone to choose from this Fall. I need to hear some announcements about the upcoming Nexus phones as there aren’t many choices (among high-end Android phones) for T-Mobile in the coming months.

    The Note 2 is a bit too big for my taste and with the One X+ gone, not a whole lot of upcoming Android handsets. New fully unlimited plans and no new phone to use them on (haven’t changed my data plan as my current phone is not 42Mbps).

  • None

    What is a DELL BMW?

    • None

      You tube has a video of a Dell Streak in a BMW dash with some pretty snazzy software showing torque and stuff from the car… but I cannot imagine this would be something TMO would have anything to do with.

  • Yeah what is the Dell BMW? I love my Dell Venue,Kinda like the Venue Pro. Any news on what the Dell thing could be David?

  • jelliottz

    The HTC 8X and the Nokia 820 both seem to be mid-range. The Nokia only has a 480×800 resolution. I see the 8x being qHD at best.

    It would appear my hand is being pushed towards the Samsung release with the 4.65″/4.8″ HD screen.

    I really wanted to see what was coming from HTC. While I like the look of the phone, I was hoping for a larger screen. AT&T will probably get the. 4.7″, high-end Titan successor.

  • bruce_leer0y

    Samsung it is

  • Josh

    I’m just going to get the Lumia 920 unlocked. Other than the Ativ S, it’s the nicest phone out there right now.

  • Whiskers

    So i wonder if this phone will be 42Mbps capable

  • Boobies

    If I can’t get the iPhone this looks like the next best option. Better lookin than those Nokia phones too.

  • hmmmmm Samsung WP or HTC WP?

  • bwajoli

    the only time I remember tmobile had a good windows phone on par with the competition, was 2yrs ago. The almighty HD2 that’s, I guess we have to wait for another ten yrs to get a good phone. I was fool to be against the merger.

    • StickyIcky

      HD2 is and was great hardware, but its really not relevant when talking about WP7/WP8 phones. If you’re trying to say that it was a good WinMo6 phone compared to the other WinMo6 phones other carriers had… that’s a no brainer since most carriers were phasing out WinMo6 at that point anyway, making the WinMo phones they offered outdated compared to the HD2. The only other one I can even think out at the time was the TP2.
      Also… ironically… the HD2 was actually OLD hardware that was released in Europe way before TmoUS ever brought it to the states… so as much as we want to praise Tmo for having it, like in their usual typical fashion, they brought it way too late. Seriously, they offered a year old handset running WinMo6 in a post-iPhone and post-Android world where MS already announced WP7 was coming. That’s not really much to be proud of… its actually rather shameful.

  • dragong99

    t-mobile better come up with a better selection on windows phones. They are not going to keep me as a customer by bringing the low to mid range ones. They need a high end one at least.

  • Couldn’t care less about Windows Phone, but bummer about the OneX+.

    I will say though that I just picked up a Nexus7 for my birthday and I find myself taking a second look at the Relay. My phone has become more messaging-centric now than general purpose, so the keyboard is looking mighty appealing and CPU/GFX horsepower are much less important. Stock Android isn’t as much of a concern either, though tethering is now much more of a concern.

  • Anonymous

    very disappointing news about the one x+, i actually returned my galaxy s3 in anticipation.. all for nothing

    i guess i will go the unlocked route if it really doesn’t come out on 9/26..

  • PumpDrx

    Hey Listen here A-holes (TmoNews) your little blurb at the end of this post had me upset enough about T-Mobile’s Shelving of the one x+ I went and wasted my two year upgrade on a One S, Only to hear today that it is likely T-Mobile will evenually get The HTC One X+

    • I’m sticking by our story, but hey, that’s not what he says either. He says it’s still delayed and wash your vulgar mouth out with soap.

      • PumpDrx

        Yes sir, Sorry for the name calling.