While the Android and iPhone platform are the biggest players in the smartphone market, the Windows Phone 7 is relativity young but has a growing number of fans. The much publicized update has been on the cards for a while now and it has just launched on two new handsets. The HTC Radar and Titan with Windows Phone Mango arrive.
The flagship device is the Titan which was known as the Eternity, and is the largest Windows Phone so far at 4.7-inches. It is a nice slim device at only 0.39 of an inch. According to PCAdvisor the two handsets will be available next month in Europe and then Asia. There were no details of pricing or if the devices would make it to US shores.
The launch of the handsets comes ahead of the Microsoft and Nokia tie up, but Nokia isn’t expected to start shipping high volumes of their handsets until next year. Both of the HTC devices have an aluminum chassis similar to the Desire and Sensation.
Other features of the Titan include a powerful 1.5GHz processor with 16GB of on board storage and 512MB of RAM. Meanwhile the Radar, once known as the Omega, has a 1GHZ processor and 8GB of built-in storage and 512MB of RAM. It has a smaller display coming in at 3.8-inches.
Camera wise the Titan has an 8-megapixel shooter with the Radar has a respectable 5-megapixel camera. Both handsets can take HD video through the 28mm wide-angle lenses. The Mango update is adding 500 new features to the OS, which includes a mobile version of IE9.
Users will be able to share documents that are created in Microsoft Office via Office 365, and there is also multitasking. Currently there are around 30,000 apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace, which is way behind the likes of the Android Market and Apple’s App Store.
Do you like the look of the new HTC handsets?