HTC (2498) on Tuesday sent out invitations for a press event in New York City on September 19th at 11 AM EST, one week after Apple’s (AAPL) grand iPhone 5 unveiling on September 12th. The Taiwanese manufacturer is expected announce a variety smartphones — which have been code-named the Rio, Accord, and Zenith — based on Microsoft’s (MSFTWindows Phone 8 operating system. Earlier rumors have claimed that the Accord will be equipped with a 4.3-inch 720p HD display, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and an 8-megapixel rear camera, while the high-end Zenith is said to feature a large 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 display and a quad-core Snapdragon processor. The Rio and Accord are expected to launch in October, while the Zenith will be released sometime in the fourth quarter according to reports

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