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3 years ago

Windows Phone YouTube channel gets a Metro makeover

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While not really a huge story, Microsoft has given their Windows Phone YouTube page a make over and while we're not in the business of judging YouTube channels, darn it all...this one looks sweet.

Featuring the HTC Radar, Titan and Samsung Focus, the site has tiles everywhere, emphasizes "people first", their app selection and the web. Clicking on subsections gives you some snappy demo videos and tours of features.

Hey, lots of people rightly say Microsoft needs to step up their game as far as promotion and advertising. We see this new change as a step in the right direction as it's a great design and clearly, Microsoft is officially kicking off the Mango launch today.

Source: Windows Phone YouTube

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3 years ago

HTC Dock Mode app for Eternity/Radar is Sense inspired

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HTC can't modify the OS at all, but that won't stop them from bringing their styling to Windows Phone. And we know they will be offering dock accessories for the Radar and Eternity but lots of folks were wondering, what's the point if Windows Phone doesn't do landscape?

Ah, well that's where HTC steps in with their HTC Dock app. As can be seen in our hands-on video, HTC have created an app that is very Sense derived. Let see what we can gather what this app does:

  • Clock/Alarm
  • Weather - the background is the current weather and dynamic, the temperature is below the clock
  • Media player - Music
  • HTC Watch - Movies, video
  • Photos - Near the bottom we can see your latest photos. one could imagine tapping them starts a slide show

Sure it doesn't make up for no-landscape support, but as a bed stand or desk accessory, we can't help but really like the idea of having this. You?

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3 years ago

WPCentral Podcast 124.5 - Special HTC Eternity and Radar Edition

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We're back for a special, London HTC event edition where we talk only about the HTC Eternity, a massive 4.7" Windows Phone and the Radar, a 3.8" white beauty. We also take your live questions.

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We're back for a special, London HTC event edition where we talk only about the HTC Eternity, a massive 4.7" Windows Phone and the Radar, a 3.8" white beauty. We also take your live questions.

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  • Live questions

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You can find us all on Twitter @wpcentral@malatesta77@coppertop004@RichEdmonds@JayTBennett@segacon@PhilNickinson

Thanks to the WPCentral Store for sponsoring the podcast. Thanks also to these great artists for the music and to CCMixter.org for offering a great database of Creative Commons music!

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3 years ago

Hands-on with HTC Titan and Radar [Video]

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Here we are folks, the above video is our quick run through with the HTC Titan, which truly is a beast of Windows Phone Mango. Below we have the same with the HTC Radar, both sporting FF cameras, higher quality rear cameras and unique designs. Interestingly we also found some new features in settings such as "pocket mode" ringers and a "flip to mute ringer", hard to say if these are HTC only features or part of the final Mango build just yet. Check out the full summary of the London HTC event for more juicy info.

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3 years ago

Official HTC Titan and Radar pages go live + pricing

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HTC has gone and made their site page on both phones live. Featuing videos, details, specs, photos and all, it's everything you can want besides, you know having the phones themselves. Both phones won't launch till October and are reportedly fetching for 599 euros ($855) for the Titan and 399 euros ($569) for the Radar.

Hey look at that, a swanky video on their new fanagled cameras--a camera were pinning a lot on for HTC as they really need some improvemnents there.

via: Bloomberg; Thanks, Filipe, for the heads up

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3 years ago

HTC London Event Summary - it was loudly brilliant

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Notice the "loudly" replacement of "quietly" in the title? The London HTC event was sure enough a night club with some phones displayed. Three hours later and my ears are still ringing the bells louder than ever, but was it a well worth visit? Absolutely. I was joined by Jay Bennett (our app developer) along with two strays we found on the street, Alex Dobie and Richard Devine from Android Central.

While merely being about two upcoming Windows Phone Mango devices, the HTC Titan and Radar, the event was full of enthusiasm, music, free drink and a cracking presentation. Overall it was a superb evening where we conversed with Microsoft and HTC employees, experienced the new handsets for ourselves and began to get drunk in the process for free. Head on past the break for the round-up.

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3 years ago

Radar and Titan to get dock accessories + hands on video

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Not much to say here outside of "awesome" but according to Engadget, both the Titan and Radar will have some sweet dock accessories to complete the package.

Put us down for two, please.

Also, they had this hands on video with the Titan. We were worried that at 4.7", this thing would be huge and while the screen in ample, it actually looks like a manageable device. We're actually torn between both phones so we think we'll just buy both at some point--Radar for Monday, Wed, Friday, the Titan for the other days. Sounds like a plan!

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3 years ago

Mango Internet Sharing / Mobile Hot Spot

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We knew that Internet Sharing was a possibility with the Mango update. At the HTC public unveil of the HTC Titan and Radar, Jay and Rich were able to confirm things when they spent some hands on time with the two new Windows Phones.

While Internet Sharing will be a Windows Phone feature with the Mango update., Jay reports that an HTC Representative at the event stated tethering would not be possible in the U.K.  He was also able to get a snapshot of the settings screen on the Titan (flash reflection and all).

This U.K. prohibition is likely due to carrier restrictions and even though U.S. customers are hopeful to have tethering capabilities, we too may face carrier restrictions. Bad carriers, bad.

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3 years ago

The HTC Titan and Twitter

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The HTC Titan and Twitter

Contrary to some speculation, the HTC Titan does have Twitter integration. A reader commented that they had heard the Titan would not have Twitter support.

This would be an odd situation seeing that Twitter integration is a feature of Windows Phone and not one of HTC. Just to be sure, we reached out to Jay Bennett, who is on site at the London unveiling, and he sent us this snapshot of the Titan's account set up screen.

While slightly out of focus, we can clearly see the option to set up your Twitter Account on the HTC Titan.  That would be Jay's finger in the photo.  I guess we can now say he's got a famous finger.

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3 years ago

The HTC Radar promo video

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The HTC Radar promo video

We've seen the promo for HTC's new Windows Phone the Titan and now we have the promo video for the HTC Radar (aka Omega). Still not sure on the silver/white color pattern but will admit it's growing on me. The twenty second video doesn't reveal much but does leave you wanting to see more.

The chin is also baffling. Reminds me of the old Android phones but so much Jay Leno styled.

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3 years ago

It's Official, HTC announces the Titan and Radar

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As if there was any doubt, HTC has "officially" announced the new Windows Phones the Titan and Radar. We just got the press release a few minutes ago.

Jay and Rich are still enjoying the Public Event over in London and we'll have a re-cap once the dust settles. While we wait, here's what HTC includes in their press release on these two new Windows Phones. Quoting from the release,

"The new HTC TITAN and HTC 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."

Both the Titan and Radar will include a camera with a fast, f2.2 aperture and wider 28mm lens. The sensor will be back-illuminated to provide better low-light performance. Each will have a panoramic feature to let you stitch photos together to create dynamic pictures of landscapes and skylines. Both cameras will have HD video capture capabilities.  Maybe, just maybe, we will see an improved camera from HTC.

The Titan will sport a 4.7" Super LCD screen, 8 megapixal rear camera, and a 1.3 megapixel front camera. The body will be constructed of brushed aluminum and only measure .38" thick.

The Radar will sport a 3.8" LCD screen and will have an aluminum unibody. While the press release doesn't mention cameras, it does state that the Radar will be capable of speaking "face to face" with the new video calling. We've gotta believe that it will also have the 8 megapixel rear and 1.3 megapixel front cameras.

The HTC Titan and Radar will be broadly available from October 2011 globally, beginning in Europe and Asia. There is not telling how this translates to the U.S. Market.  December maybe?

You can catch the full press release from HTC after the break.

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3 years ago

HTC Titan promo video surfaces

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3 years ago

HTC London Event

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HTC London Event

As suspected the HTC Public Event, held at various locations across Europe, is a Windows Phone Mango event. Our Rich Edmonds and Jay Bennett are at the London event and report that HTC is about mid-way through their keynote presentation.

Here's what we have learned so far.

The Radar (aka Omega) has a unibody design, 28mm camera lens with a f2.2 aperture, and is DLNA compatible. The Titan (aka Eternity) has a 4.7" screen and ultra-slim 9.9mm (.38 inches) body. Both are expected to be available in October.

We hope to get more pics and information on these two new Windows Phones shortly. Stay tuned.

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3 years ago

Nope, No Mango tonight

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Nope, No Mango tonight

September 1st is quickly losing daylight and Joe Belfiore has just tweeted what many have suspected. There will be no Mango tonight. Earlier rumors called for a September 1st release of the Windows Phone update but unless Joe's pulling our legs, it looks like we'll have to wait for another day.

We keep seeing indicators that September 15th might be that day and we'll know if our crystal ball was in focus soon enough. In the meantime, sit back, relax, hit the break and enjoy the tunes Joe linked us to in his tweet. It has to be the most unique cover version of a Black Eyed Peas song I've ever seen.

source: Twitter Thanks goes out to Enver for tipping us on this!

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3 years ago

Tap Shot - Review

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Tap Shot - Review

Here's a fun game to pass the time with. Tap Shot is a finger tap shooting gallery for your Windows Phone that will test your reaction time and powers of observations. 

The goal of the game is simple. Tap the screen to shoot as many targets as they appear on the screen within thirty seconds, avoid tapping friendly targets and don't miss. The game has three levels of play to keep you challenged.  Take the jump past the break to read more about Tap Shot and catch our hands-on video.

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