HTC Unveils HTC TITAN 4.7" and 3.8" Radar Smartphones

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HTC Unveils HTC TITAN 4.7" and 3.8" Radar Smartphones

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HTC has unveiled HTC TITAN (image above), its largest screen smartphone featuring a 4.7 inch WVGA 480x800 pixel display and the smaller 3.8 inch HTC Radar, both of which run on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system. The HTC TITAN sports a slim 9.9 mm (0.39 inch) aluminum shell and a whopping 8 megapixel camera with a f/2.2 aperture lens, dual LED flash, BSI sensor (for better low-light captures) and 720p video recording.

The HTC TITAN, previously codenamed HTC Eternity, is powered by a 1.5GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset  with 512MB of RAM and integrated GPS. The internal storage memory of the device is only 16GB. I'm really surprised such a high-end smartphone sporting a large screen and a high-end 8MP camera doesn't sport 32GB of internal storage for storing lots of photos and other media (music, videos). In any case, it also has a 1.3MP front-facing camera for video calls, i.e. Skype and likely Microsoft Lync.

The dimensions of the TITAN are 131.5mm x 70.7mm x 9.9mm and it weighs 160 grams. The device has a 1,600 mAh battery that HTC claims will offer up to 7 hours of talk time and up to 460 hours of standby time.
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                                                         HTC Radar(white)

The HTC Radar has a smaller 3.8" touchscreen display but it has the same resolution as the TITAN (480×800 pixel resolution). It runs on a 1GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset with 512MB of RAM, and integrated GPS. The internal memory of the device is 8GB.

Unlike the TITAN, it sports a lower-resolution, but respectable 5 mega-pixel rear camera with dual LED flash and BSI sensor that can record high definition videos at 720p. It also has a front facing VGA camera for video calls. The Radar dimensions are 120.5mm x 61.5mm x 10.9mm (thicker than TITAN's 9.9mm) and its weight is 137 grams. The device has a 1,520 mAh battery that HTC stated will provide up to 8 hours of talk time and up to 480 hours of standby time.

The TITAN is expected to compete with Samsung's Galaxy Note, HTC Incredible 2 (Android), and the new iPhone 5, while the Radar smartphone could compete with various mid-range smartphone models. Although prices have not been officially released, the British Amazon website is listing the TITAN for preorder at £489.99 ($787.65 U.S.) and the Radar at £349.99 ($562.60 U.S.). It'll be interesting to see how large these smartphones can go before customer's don't like that they no longer are easily "pocketable". At some point these smartphones cross into tablet-size (iPad) territory, but who wants to hold a tablet/iPad to their ear to make a phone call? on-cellphone


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