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HTC’s Latest Crop Of Windows Phones Announced

This very evening, in multiple locations all over Europe, HTC announced the newest additions to their Windows Phone family, both of which are running Windows Phone 7.5, better known as Mango.

The two phones in question are the HTC Titan and Radar, the latter of which we covered in rumour form here.

HTC Titan

The Titan is definitely the most interesting of the two.  Sporting a massive 4.7″ SLCD display, the Titan is the largest Windows Phone handset out there at the moment.  Accompanying that massive screen is a 1.4GHz CPU coupled with Adreno 205 graphics, an 8MP camera with a backlit sensor, 28mm lens, F2.2 aperture, and HD camcorder and a dual LED flash.  It also sports dual noise cancelling microphones, DLNA and a 1.3MP front facing camera.

The metal unibody makes it a handsome phone indeed, deviating from the Sensation’s sleek curves into the EVO 3D’s industrial ethic. Engadget remarked that the unibody is painted black, and one of the phones they tried was already scuffed and shiny aluminium could be seen underneath.  Seeing as this is final hardware the Titan might be a little more prone to wear and tear than one would like.

HTC Radar

The Radar, also known as the Omega in the wilderness prior to launch, is a 3.8″ device with decidedly mid-range specs.  The chipset is similar to that in the Titan but the CPU runs at 1GHz, whereas the other’s runs at 1.4GHz.  The screen is SLCD with WVGA resolution which is quite last year in tech terms, but being a mid-range device it’s excused.  It has the Titan’s same 8MP, back-illuminated F2.2 camera with a 2.8mm aperture, single LED flash and 720p video recording.  The Radar lacks the Titan’s second noise cancelling microphone and secondary camera, as well as no HDMI port.

The design of the Radar is nice, with a unibody design that follows the Legend’s example – meaning the battery can’t be removed.  The design makes this a sort of Trophy II, indeed they share the same basic shape and curves, as well as an identical spot in HTC’s range.  It comes in two colours, silver and black, and the back is reminiscent of HTC’s Flyer.

Both phones should be on our shelves in October, but no pricing has yet been announced.  Another interesting feature is a dedicated dock that HTC is selling for the Radar and Titan, as seen below.  Feel free to click through the gallery to get a better idea of what these phones look like and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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HTC Omega To Be Windows Phone Mango’s Launch Device?

The folks over at PocketNow have managed to grab a hold of some pretty official looking press shots of an upcoming HTC Windows Phone device code named “Omega”.  The phone’s pegged as a Windows Phone Mango (or 7.5, if numerals are what you’re after) and has quite a nice spec sheet.  First off is a Qualcomm processor rumoured to run at the 1.5GHz mark.  Now this is a little odd as the chipset in question, the Snapdragon MSM8255 can only be clocked to 1.4GHz, but can run at 1.5GHz out of the box if it’s dual core.  The specs also list 512MB of RAM, a 3.8″ display and an 8MP snapper.

The design itself seems reminiscent of the HTC Flyer with the same plastic finish and form round the back, with what seems to be an aluminium rim around the screen that splits the lower bezel in two creating a kind of double chin.  Seems rather nice, even in white, but doesn’t seem to scream high end.  HTC have an event planned for the 1st of September that also falls in with Windows Phone Mango’s Q3 release.  It’s only 5 days away, but the next couple of months are going to be interesting to say the least.

HTC Sensation and Flyer tablet release dates are out!

HTC announced yesterday that the HTC Sensation, their flagship dual core device, will be available exclusively to Vodafone in key European markets in May, with all other European carriers and retailers getting the device at mid-June.

The HTC Flyer tablet should be available across Europe from the 9th of May.