HTC has introduced two new smartphones at a special event in London, the Radar and the Titan, both of which run Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Mango software! When the event was announced, it was unclear exactly what we’d be seeing – if anything – but as the date drew near, the more talk there was of the night being all about Mango.
It hasn’t been a disappointment either, as both the Radar and especially the Titan look really fantastic. Sit tight, as we’ve got all the details for you right here!
The Radar will fit somewhere in the middle of the new Windows Phone 7 range, and is likely to replace both the Trophy and the Mozart. It has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and a 3.7-inch touchscreen, making it sound very familiar. There’s also a forward-facing video call camera, which although not exactly exciting on its own, does confirm Mango will support video calling.
The phone has an aluminium unibody, 8GB of onboard storage, Wi-Fi, GPS, a 3.5mm headphone socket, DLNA connectivity and of course, all the improvements Mango brings with it. HTC has added a few of its own tweaks inside the HTC Hub, including a new Dock mode for instant access to information-packed widgets.
While the Radar could be accused of being too similar to earlier Windows Phone 7 efforts, the Titan most certainly couldn’t. It’s also deserving of such an impressive sounding name too, as it has a monstrous 4.7-inch Super LCD touchscreen! The display isn’t the only ‘big’ feature either, as powering the Titan is a 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, which is exactly the same as the one found inside their HTC Flyer tablet.
Like the Radar, the Titan has two cameras onboard, a big 8 megapixel lens with a dual-LED flash on the rear and a smaller 1.3 megapixel video-call lens on the front. Despite all these large numbers and the massive screen, the Titan has a svelte 9.9mm thick chassis, so it shouldn’t be too uncomfortable to put in a pocket.
Other features on the range-topping Titan include a micro HDMI port, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a 3.5mm headphone socket, 16GB of internal storage and GPS.
Both the Radar and the Titan will be coming to the UK in October, but pricing and network support has yet to be announced. HTC has set the bar high with the Titan, and it’s going to be very exciting to see what the competition has in store for us over the coming weeks!