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HTC Titan and HTC Radar hands-on: HTC media event

01 September 2011 | Read the review | Post your comment
HTC Titan and HTC Radar hands-on: HTC media event - read the full textHTC's pre-IFA event was (as suspected) all about Windows Phone 7 Mango. HTC had a lot to say about the new version of the OS and what they've added to it, but also showcased two new phones - the 4.7" monster called HTC Titan and the smaller Radar... Update, September 2nd: hands-on videos

 

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> In reply to husu @ 2011-09-02 10:01 from nfPJ - click to readHot damn, lkoiong pretty useful buddy.

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  • 2011-12-04 04:08
  • rNs3

> In reply to crash @ 2011-09-03 16:09 from neb@ - click to readGod help me, I put aside a whole afternoon to fugrie this out.

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  • 2011-12-04 03:54
  • ItqW

you forgot to mention the Front Facing Camera on the HTC Radar which would have to be the main reason someone would drop their Trophy or Mozart for it.

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  • 2011-10-04 04:44
  • PPr%

wow these specs are nearly up to the ones on my grandmas phone from 2009 well done microsoft nearly there lol

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  • 2011-09-21 14:18
  • iL}9

The panorama shot is lol, why even bother?

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  • 2011-09-16 06:51
  • nDyg

Is it just me or does anyone else bored looking at the tiles on the home screen. I would prefer is the home screen look more like the Zune interface this way you could at least crop a custom wallpaper on it. Those tiles are just ugly to me I don't care how many custom colors you can make them.

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  • 2011-09-09 17:55
  • 4@Vv

I'm really beginning to hate these "reviews", made in a screamingly loud environment, with hectic movements and blurry camera "demos" etc. not working but stereotypically being repeated, and nobody ever bothering to open such "minor" features like calendar, task management, contacts management etc., but spending minutes to pointlessly swipe back and forth between meaningless home screens. Absolutely annoying.

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  • 2011-09-07 17:09
  • iIf3

I am very glad that finally there is an alternative to both iOS and Android. Recently I had a chance to play around with SG S II and my first impression was that Android felt like dappled clutter as if someone spilled some M&Ms and never cleaned up. There is no order to it. It felt like something that a kid would love but for someone who is after productivity and more serious use, WP7 is clearly the better choice. The new handsets from HTC look gorgeous and I can't wait until they are available in my country.
I am glad that HTC did not give in to this stupid rat race of who's got a dual core processor or higher resolution screen. What for? To watch full HD on a PHONE? It's like a 12MP camera with a lens the size of a button. Ridiculous.

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  • 2011-09-07 13:44
  • mNLZ

i dont understand whether its genuine interest or just time pass for WINDOWS phone 7....windows is not known to support its customers..look at win 5x 6x mobiles...they simply stopped supporting them in every way...left the users in lurch...App developers shied away due to this...instead of continuing support they slowly stop all services to old users...i know coz i have suffered...windows should remain in PC business..not in phone dev..coz they can never reach the heights of iOS or Android...who knows maybe they will again stop supporting win 7 mobile..and create another new platform....how long will can u undo ur mistakes with new platforms Microsoft??

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  • 2011-09-04 16:19
  • uw@I

"Firstly the look of the Titan is really poor, they need to start creating "range"

Waaaah?! The Titan looks GORGEOUS.

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  • 2011-09-03 18:34
  • q{uV

If you look at the HTC Radar camera preview @ 2:42, you see this red litte shining from the lense cover glas (I think) ... they hopefully fix that, because that bother me on the s8500.

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  • 2011-09-03 16:09
  • neb@

Hmmm...I think it's time to finally upgrade my beloved HD2! Not necessarily with the Titan as I would like a kickstand and I don't care about the upgraded camcorder abilities as I have a dedicated pocket sized Sony Handycan which records in full HD. Also, 4.7 inches maybe a bit too big. So it seems I'll be buying the HD7 when the Mango update hits. This is what Windows 7 should've been when it was originally released. I've been waiting for windows 7 to multi task! Congrats Microsoft, you've finally sold me! Only thing I wish is that the screen of the HD7 or Titan was a better resolution. Oh well...

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  • 2011-09-03 14:06
  • n$eM

over priced phones. still lacking, wp7 is still behind the competition, better go to android, well if you will.

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  • 2011-09-03 11:23
  • v0qM

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-09-03 04:14 from sF{u - click to read1080p capability has little do do with the CPU. What's important is that there is a GPU capable of decoding HD-streams in hardware, and that it is able to handle those subsets of the H.264-specification that are used for real-world content. This is why the tegra2-platform is failing spectacularly, despite being dual-core, as it fails to support H.264 high profile (HiP) properly.

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  • 2011-09-03 09:41
  • spS7

Also when everyone keeps saying WP7 doesn't need dual core, isn't it so very obvious by now? In order to do 1080p video, it seems a dual core is needed. That's what we've been seeing with Android. Only dual cores can do 1080, single cores nope.

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  • 2011-09-03 04:14
  • sF{u

Looks good. With a 4.7" screen encouraging active use, battery's going to be an issue. But I feel the biggest problem is the pricing. I mean HTC being HTC, I expect the Titan to be overpriced. Its not future proof, it doesn't do things cheaper android phones do and Microsoft is already working on the next generation Windows Phone. Not Tango, but most likely Windows Phone 8 to launch alongside Windows 8 (similar to Phone 7 and Windows 7). That version is probably the dual core version.

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  • 2011-09-03 04:12
  • sF{u

so mango update will be out sometime in november-december when some new mango phones will be sold

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  • 2011-09-02 21:40
  • 3Tr3

HTC seriously is ur design machine broken all i see is straight phones same pattern thats all am hissing right and windows should get rid of that block tiles it ugly

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  • 2011-09-02 18:24
  • fXJ4

Normally, I'm normally very "in the middle" and try to be fair and objective...
BUT...
I have to say - either M$ are imposing some really harsh restrictions on internal guts (i.e. RAM, etc.) or HTC are becoming tired / lazy...
Firstly the look of the Titan is really poor, they need to start creating "ranges" i.e. a Windows design, a high-end Android design, mid-range, etc. or something that differentiates between their phones...
And secondly those specs are decidedly last year...
I know it's not JUST about specs, but if you want to entice people onto a new(ish) OS and want to wow prospective buyers - this is NOT the way to do it...
HOWEVER...
This is to Nokia's advantage - they only need to pull a sexy looking phone out of the bag and already they're in the lead...
HOWEVER...
If it's true Sammy's Galaxy S range is coming to Windows... then the competition is pretty much over and they've won...
Here's to the next few months - let's see what it brings!!!

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  • 2011-09-02 16:49
  • GjjS

4.7" is not big... it is HUGE!

furthermore - putting WVGA on such big screen = ultimate failure (either MS for limitting WP OS, or HTC)

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  • 2011-09-02 13:44
  • Svec

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