HTC has launched two new Windows phones, the flagship Titan, and social-centric Radar. Both smartphones run on the new version of Windows Phone 7, the Mango update.
Radar is described as a phone for an ‘active, social lifestyle’ with tons of features built for sharing photos and links – like most HTC phones then.
The Radar hums along with its decent 1GHz (single-core) processor with 8GB storage and a middling 512MB of RAM. At 120.5x61.5x10.9mm, it’s solid but compact in the hand, weighing in at 137g. The 3.8-inch touch-screen is responsive and fast, with a high-res 480x800 resolution.
It packs a five-megapixel camera with single flash and auto-focus. HTC may finally also have resolved its mediocrity issues with a wider 28mm lens that allows wide angle photos and theoretically better prowess in low light.
The Titan is the flagship jaw-dropper of the two, with a monster 4.7-inch S-LCD screen and 1.5GHz processor. Surprisingly it also only packs 512MB of RAM – many of its superphone peers like the iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S II, and indeed the HTC Sensation, all run on 1GB of RAM. It’s light on its feet at 160g with a reasonably slender 70.7mmx131.5x9.9mm frame.
Its camera clocks in at eight-megapixels with dual-LED flash. Both phones feature a 1.3-megapixel front-facer for video calls. Like its smaller launch buddy, the Titan features a wider lens with f2.2 aperture that should allow better photos.
HTC Hub has also been given a revamp – instead of a scrollable menu of tiles, the Weather screen is now the homepage, with Stocks, Recommended Apps and more a series of screens you swipe to.
The two phones were launched in an event first for HTC – both fans and press were present at the official unveiling. HTC is the number one seller of Windows phones in the world.
No price or availability details have been confirmed, but keep an eye out for our hands-on previews and video demos soon.