Today HTC revealed two new Windows Phone 7 smartphones, both running the latest version of WP7 Mango, up to its announcement there was a lot of rumors floating around, from which both phones have different names to what was rumoured Titan was leaked as Eternity and Radar were known as Omega,
Jason Mackenzie the President of Global Sales and Marketing over at HTC said:
“The new HTC TITAN and HTC Radar smartphones raise the bar with new advanced photography, multimedia and social capabilities that enable you to take full advantage of the latest Windows Phone innovations,”
Both of the phones come with some pretty impressive features, but do have certain differences between them, but do have their similar features two, both phones for example have a dedicated camera button allowing you to take photos without unlocking your device, as well as this they can both use the new HTC Watch function allowing you to view the latest movies, and with the Virtual 5.1 surround sound both phones provide you with excellent viewing opportunities.
First up is the Titan with a 4.7 LCD display and WVGA resolution, it packs a pretty decent screen but not HD unfortunately, the phone has a 1.5GHZ processor and one od the largest phone screens on any other of HTC’s phones.
Adding all of this together makes the Titan an entertainment powerhouse, with Microsoft making sure to add programs for work and entertainment including Office Mobile software alongside other cool apps like Angry Birds or even our WP7 app.
The Titan phone also packs a really nice 8-megapixel camera with 720p video recording as well as a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera on the other side.
In order to power and store, all of the Titan also includes 512MB of RAM alongside storage of up to 16GB all packed into a stylish aluminum frame that is just 9.9mm thick.
The HTC Radar has been considered more of a successor to HTC’s previous Mozart and 7 Trophy phones, with a 2.8 inch LCD display, a 1 GHz processor and a brilliant 5 megapixel camera packing 720p video support, as well as this they have also added a front-facing VGA camera and 8GB’s of inbuilt storage.
Like the Titan, the Radar also has a stylish and modern design but is a little thicker than the Titan sitting in a 10.9mm frame.
Probably the best feature of this phone is it’s easy to use social networking integration allowing you to stay in touch with friends across Facebook and Twitter with no need to switch between any of these apps.
Alongside this tou will also get probably the best WP7 OS yet which is WP7 Mango, allowing you to use Skype, create Wi-Fi hotspots and share your internet connection with other devices such as laptops or even you tablet.
Check out the video showing off both phones below alongside HTC’s full press release:
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HTC Unveils HTC TITAN And HTC Radar Smartphones
Smartphones unveiled at consumer meet-ups across Europe
LONDON, PARIS, MADRID and BERLIN – September 1, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today hosted a series of consumer meet-ups in London, Paris, Madrid and Berlin to unveil its new HTC TITAN™ and HTC Radar™ with Windows® Phone smartphones. The HTC TITAN brings your favorite content and multimedia experiences closer than ever with a large 4.7 inch display, HTC’s largest phone screen ever wrapped in an ultra-thin 9.9mm aluminum case. The HTC Radar is designed to keep you close to the people, news and entertainment that matters to you most. Consumers enjoyed exclusive hands-on demos of the new devices and got to try out Microsoft’s next release of Windows Phone, code-named Mango.
“The new HTC TITAN and HTC Radar smartphones raise the bar with new advanced photography, multimedia and social capabilities that enable you to take full advantage of the latest Windows Phone innovations,” said Jason Mackenzie, President of Global Sales and Marketing, HTC Corporation. “With its large, cinematic display, the HTC TITAN packs an amazing amount of power and innovation into a device that is unlike anything you’ve ever held before and the HTC Radar’s aluminum uni-body, compact size and finish will capture people’s attention.”
Both HTC TITAN and HTC Radar include a dedicated hardware camera button which enables you to capture vivid images without unlocking the phone while the f/2.2 aperture lens and back-illuminated sensor provide improved low-light performance – making sure you never miss that perfect shot. With 28mm wide-angle lenses you can capture more of the scene in front of you while the new panoramic feature lets you create dramatic pictures of skylines and landscapes. Both devices can shoot bright and vibrant HD (720p) videos, making them perfect companions for family functions or a night out with friends. And with the HTC Photo Enhancer, you can quickly touch up pictures and upload them to Facebook, tagging your friends as you go using automatic face detection built in to Windows Phones.
“Phones were originally designed for communication, but they haven’t kept up with the way consumers are actually communicating today. That’s why we built Windows Phone to put people first, building in all the key types of communication people are already using right out of the box,” said Andy Lees, President of Windows Phone Division. “Both HTC TITAN and HTC Radar bring a sleek, modern design that perfectly complements this people first experience, making sure it’s easy to connect & share with the people you care about most so the message always gets through.”
With its large and bright 4.7 inch super LCD screen, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for live video calling, HTC TITAN combines high performance innovation with a super-slim 9.9mm curved body made from a brushed aluminium shell that fits comfortably in your hand and exudes style and quality.
HTC TITAN is also the perfect portable office that enables efficient multitasking like viewing a presentation while you’re on a conference call or listening to music while compiling an email. With its expansive screen with built in Microsoft® Office Mobile, this super smartphone enables you to create, edit and collaborate quickly and easily. Advanced email features like Linked inboxes makes it easy to manage multiple email accounts, synchronize your to-do list and calendars in one place, group contacts to make communication simpler and faster, and even store your latest ideas and notes in the cloud with Microsoft® OneNote®. Typing on the HTC TITAN is quick and easy with the huge virtual keyboard on the responsive 4.7 inch screen.
Elegantly crafted with an aluminium unibody, HTC Radar brings you closer to the important things in life, with the new People Hub from Windows Phone. The People Hub keeps you up to date with your friends’ latest news showing all of your communication history with each person, as well as their recent social network updates and photos. You can also stay in touch using SMS, Facebook chat and Windows Live® Messenger in one conversation, without having to switch applications or disrupt the conversation flow. Alternatively, speak “face-to-face” with new video calling that lets you see your friends’ faces on the bright and sharp 3.8 inch screen.
Entertainment on the move
With HTC TITAN and HTC Radar, mobile multimedia is greatly improved. Both phones include HTC Watch™ – an application and service that puts an entire library of the latest, premium movies and TV shows right at your fingertips, letting people discover the latest video content in an easy and visually engaging way. Utilizing Virtual 5.1 surround sound for a rich audio experience, these phones are perfect for enjoying the Zune® music service. Internet browsing is fast and smooth with HTML5 support. You also get an amazing mobile gaming with Xbox LIVE®, giving you access to a great selection of games for Windows Phone, which include features like Leaderboards and Achievement that connect you with your friends and the Xbox LIVE community around the world.
HTC TITAN and HTC Radar will be broadly available from October 2011 globally, beginning in Europe and Asia.
What do you think? Which do you prefer, the Titan or Radar? Are you going to buy either of these phones?
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