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September 6, 2011

HTC TITAN - 4.7-inch WVGA 480x800 pixel display

HTC TITAN - 4.7-inch WVGA 480x800 pixel display

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While not quite the match of the 5.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note, the newly unveiled HTC TITAN still sports HTC's largest smartphone screen to date - a 4.7-inch WVGA 480x800 pixel display. Running Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), the slimline, 9.9 mm (0.39 inch) TITAN features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5GHz CPU, an 8 megapixel camera, dual LED flash and 720p video recording. Along with TITAN, HTC has also announced a lower specced Windows Phone 7.5 arrival in the form of 3.8-inch HTC Radar.

HTC TITAN and HTC Radar are among first devices to offer the recently introduced Windows Phone 7.5 platform dubbed Mango. The update brings around 500 improvements, with upgraded multitasking and Internet Explorer 9 browser supporting HTML5.


HTC TITAN is powered via Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5GHz CPU and 512MB of RAM and there's 16GB of internal storage (12.63 GB available). The 8 megapixel camera has an f/2.2 aperture lens, a dedicated camera button, and comes with a BSI (back-illuminated) sensor aimed at improving low-light images. There's also a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera.

The TITAN offers tethering functionality for internet sharing via WiFi, HTC Locations and Bing Maps apps are built-in to utilize the GPS receiver and the phone also has a gyro sensor, G-sensor, digital compass and ambient light sensor.

Connectivity options include 3G, Bluetooth 2.1 , 3.5 mm audio jack, or micro USB 2.0 and the lithium-ion battery has 1600 mAh capacity.

The HTC TITAN's housing is made from a brushed aluminum, it weighs 160 grams (5.6 oz) with battery and measures 131.5 x 70.7 x 9.9mm (5.18 x 2.78 x 0.39 inches).

HTC Radar

Featuring a 3.8-inch WVGA 480x800 screen, the HTC Radar is powered via 1GHz CPU and comes with a 5 megapixel camera with f/2.2 lens, LED flash, BSI sensor and 720p HD video recording, while its front facing camera has VGA resolution. Comparing to TITAN, Radar's internal storage is halved to 8GB (6.54 GB available for user), while tethering, Bing Maps or HTC Locations are also on board. HTC Radar is slightly lighter than TITAN, at 137 grams (4.83oz), while at the same time it's a bit thicker at 10.9mm (0.43 inch).

Both smartphones will be available from October 2011, first in Europe and Asia. Although prices have yet to be officially released, the British Amazon website is currently listing the TITAN for preorder at GBP489.99 (US$788) and the Radar at GBP349.99 (US$562).


Who would anyone buy an HTC with windows? Either you go for iPhone or an Android phone. I get it they are angry with Google for the Motorola deal but committing Seppuku is not the best way to protest in business. Buying this cellphone is like buying a 599 GTB Fiorano with the following characteristics: - To start insert key while right hand (on a left side driving position) over your head and left foot over the wheel. If crashes try getting out closing the door and starting all over again. - Once the engine is on please wait 7 min for it to warm. Then check for the onboard computer if any alarms and drive. - Acceleration is limited as a feature to 0-100 km/h in 17 seconds. - Top speed limited to 160 km/h - Tires are some unknown brand for \"exclusivity\". - No seatbelt nor airbags.


\"Why would anyone buy an HTC with windows? Either you go for iPhone or an Android phone.\"

Why would anyone use Android??? I\'ve been using Windows Phone Mango (7.5) on a Samsung Focus and I find it to be much better than Android. Android is terrible, the apps constantly force close, the battery life sucks, it\'s nowhere near as smooth as Windows Phone. And Windows Phone has a really good selection of apps. The browser and mulitasking is much better in Windows Phone. The social network (Facebook/Twitter) integration in Windows is better than any platform. The animations and transitions in Windows Phone are the most beautiful on any platform. You also have Xbox Live integration, Microsoft Office cloud integration, and Zune Pass (unlimited music streaming) integration which are all exclusive to Windows Phone. The upcoming Skype integration (MS just bought Skype) is probably going to be better It is an excellent platform.

The HTC Titan looks like an amazing phone. It\'s super thin and the screen is amazing.

Anthony Ambrosio

I agree with Anthony. I traded my iPhone 4 in for a WP7 and I am 100% happy with my change in direction. WP7 is a far superior OS with much more intergration and optimisation. IOS is just an 'app runner'. I think when MS release their Mango phones and work hard to get their message across the public will start to see how wonderful their new phones are and the stigma of the previous MS phones will start to fade.

Jason Wallis

I agree with Anthony as well and I don\'t even have Mango yet (hopefully soon) I have a LG Optimus Quantum and I can\'t believe how functional it is! My daughter has an iPhone and I can do things on my phone she can\'t even dream of.

Brian Richter

The Samsung Note will kill this thing dead.... Provided it launches fast


I so can\'t wait for the anticipated flood of WP7.5 devices coming out this fall/winter. No, really, I can\'t wait. I\'m totally fed up with Android, and yes it\'s partly political, with my new distaste for Google, but also just eagerness to try something new. I may take the plunge and go for the Titan if Nokia doesn\'t hurry their asses up!

Kit Keigwin

Got to play with two different Windows 8 phones last night. An HTC and a the other was a Nokia I believe. I have to say they was impressive.

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