HTC yesterday hosted a series of consumer meet-ups in London, Paris, Madrid and Berlin to unveil its new Titan (pictured) and Radar smartphones, both of which are powered by the latest Windows Phone operating system known as Mango. The HTC Titan and Radar will be widely available from October 2011 globally, beginning in Europe and Asia.
The HTC Titan features the company’s largest ever screen in the shape of a 4.7-inch display wrapped in an ultra-thin 9.9mm aluminium case. It also packs an eight-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling.
The HTC Radar has a 3.8-inch screen and is designed to keep users close to the people, news and entertainment that matters them. Consumers were given hands-on demos of the new devices and also got to try out Microsoft’s new Mango OS.
‘The new HTC Titan and Radar smartphones raise the bar with new advanced photography, multimedia and social capabilities that enable you to take full advantage of the latest Windows Phone innovations,’ said Jason Mackenzie, president of global sales and marketing at HTC Corporation.
‘With its large, cinematic display, the HTC Titan packs an amazing amount of power and innovation into a device that is unlike anything you’ve ever held before and the HTC Radar’s aluminum uni-body, compact size and finish will capture people’s attention,’ he said.
Both devices include a dedicated hardware camera button, which enables users to capture vivid images without unlocking the phone while the f/2.2 aperture lens and back-illuminated sensor provide improved low light performance. With 28mm wide-angle lenses, users can capture more of the scene in front of them, while the new panoramic feature lets them create pictures of skylines and landscapes.
The handsets can shoot HD (720p) videos, while the HTC Photo Enhancer feature allows users to touch up pictures and upload them to Facebook.