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HTC Titan and Radar pricing and ship date announced

While most of us are looking forward to HTC’s upcoming Android focused (at least we hope it’s Android focused) event, we must not forget their Windows Phone flagship and its cheaper sibling.  The Titan is that 4.7″  beast you might have heard about and Expansys have listed an appropriately titanic price – 590 euros (589.99 to be precise) and a shipping date of October 4th.

Unfortunately no shipping date has been given for the Radar but it has been priced at 405 euros (again, to be precise it’s at 404.99 euros).  The pricing is appropriate, considering its position on the ladder, and the Radar’s price is bound to drop within a few months of release.



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.