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HTC Launches Radar And Titan WP7 Handsets

David Gilbert


HTC Launches Titan And Radar WP7 Handsets

Check out our hands-on preview of the HTC Titan and HTC Radar now

HTC has just announced two new Windows Phone handsets, the much-rumoured Radar and the rather unexpected 4.7in beast called Titan.

Both phones will running the Mango update to the Microsoft OS which features multitasking and improved search and browsing experiences. HTC was remaining quiet on pricing saying it will be dependent on region and carriers.

First up is the 4.7in HTC Titan, featuring a 480x800 LCD panel powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It will be supported by just 512MB of RAM and up 16GB of built-in memory.2"

The phone itself is rather large, measuring 131.5 x 70.7 x 9.9mm yet it weighs in at a light 160g. With the launch of the 5.3in Galaxy Note earlier today the lines between tablets and smartphones are certainly blurring.

On the rear the is an 8 megapixel camera with a f2.2 aperature lens (28mm equivalent) and back illuminated sensor for improved low-light performance. There are also a new panorama and burst shooting modes allowing you to create wide-angle shots and snap fast moving action.

The camera comes with a large 1600mAh battery and HTC promises a "good days battery life", despite the larger screen.

The Titan, like the name suggests, will dominate the new Windows Phone handsets when the rest of them launch, with its 4.7in screen, but it could be too big for some.

Next up is the HTC Radar, a rather more run-of-the-mill HTC phone, featuring a 3.8in touchscreen with a WVGA (480x800) resolution. The Radar features a 1GHz Snapdragon processor with 512MB of RAM and up to 8GB of in-built storage.

HTC Radar

Like the Titan, the Radar has a physical shutter button controlling a five megapixel camera on the rear. Again the camera has the f2.2 lens, and panorama and burst shooting modes. There is also a VGA quality front-facing camera.

The phone measures 120.5 x 61.5 x 10.9mm and weighs 139g and the battery is a decent 1520mAh,

HTC Radar

HTC said today it is currently the largest-selling Windows Phone manufacturer and with these handsets looks set to continue in that position. Both phones are due out in early October in Asia and Europe.

We have gone hands-on with both phones and will be bringing you our first impressions very soon.


September 2, 2011, 12:02 am

Very disappointing; was hoping to see the new Android Tablet announced at #HTCQB.


September 2, 2011, 2:05 pm

It's a shame HTC are using a lower resolution panel for the Titan when their upcoming 'Holiday' Android handset will be featuring a much higher 960 x 540 qHD display.


September 2, 2011, 4:26 pm

highly speculative, but could it be that MS are holding onto control of WP7 to the extent that if the resolution does increase to qHD it falls out of the ridiculously tightly controlled spec?

Or, based on the huge delay before multitasking is still yet to arrive, could WP7 just not support larger screen resolutions yet?

On another note, it still astonishes me that you can't drag and drop documents onto WP7 despite their full Office functionality...

Arctic Fox

September 4, 2011, 4:25 am

It is unfortunate that the screen resolution for the Titan will not exactly be cutting edge but HTC cannot be blamed for that since WP7 currently only supports WVGA (800 x 480). However 512 Mb RAM in a high end phone?

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