Hands-on with HTC Titan and Radar [Video]

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 (opens in new tab) for more juicy info.

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  • Haha... I'm loving this deluge of information now =)I went to bed 7 hours ago in a huff after staying upto hear the HTC press event announcement. Now I'm up, and it's all good.
  • that comparison should be able to fend off those that are crying for AMOLED, bashing HTC designs and praising Samsung.
  • In fairness to Samsung, the Venue Pro's OLED is nowhere near Samsung's Super AMOLED.
  • compared to all the problems Samsung phones have (firmware updating) living without a Super Amoled screen is just fine by me. I don't understand the big deal though. I have an HD7 and have held my phone next to a focus. Its a bit clearer so what, I'm not doing graphic design on my phone. Would having an Amoled screen my user experience better not really. Then again I still laugh at people who go crazy over blu-ray i'm prefect find with standard.most people put screen protectors over the screen anyway, so you're reducing the screen quality that you love so much.
  • I can't think of an Android phone as big as the Titan...Eat your heart out Phil Nickinson.
  • Really? The Dell Streak had a 5" screen, and the just-announced Samsung Galaxy Note has a 5.3" HD Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1280x800.
  • I love the reviews done here. They are done by staff that know how a WP device operates and where to look for certain apps and functions. Reviews done elsewhere look awkward and make the OS look clumsy when it is just the user.This phone looks brilliant and simply fasssst.I can't afford an upgrade but might take on some debt for a new device! lol
  • IF you are writing this article you should really make sure you are getting your facts right.... the "pocket mode" ringers and a "flip to mute ringer" features are HTC exclusive features that have been present since the initial release of windows phone 7 or maybe even earlier, and have nothing whatsoever to do with mango...
  • These are built into Settings and *not* separate apps. Pay attention before lobbing critiques. I mean at least watch the godamn video before making a comment.
  • They have been part of most versions of HTC Sense on WinMo and Android, too, so it's not a Mango-specific feature.
  • We know they're HTC features right now, but I'm personally hoping that they become Mango OS features so HTC didn't need to have an app anymore, which is not beyond the realms of possibility
  • The screen on the Titan looks amazing. I can't wait to see what Sprint's next WP7 device is going to be.
  • Built in setting or not, these options have already existed on the original WP7 devices and actually don't have anything to do with mango despite what you think. Even though it took an app to get these settings, the app came straight from HTC and obviously they decided to incorporate them directly into the phone. Do some research before critiquing someone critique.
  • You've just contradicted yourself. That is all.
  • I see what you mean, and you're right the feature were always there just hidden with no interactive way of turning them on/off or using them.
  • It's a nice phone but i'll pass, 8gb of memory is just not enough. I have 16gb of memory on my HD7 and I only have 3gb free. Thats from music, movies, videos, photos, 8 mail accounts, and a ton of apps.My selling point is storage space, looks like a lot of phones are coming out with 8gb so this doesn't look too good for me. Unless I'm up to voiding my warranty and upgrading the microSD card myself, which is a possibility.
  • I'm not entirely certain, but I seem to remember reading that the HTC HD2 had the "flip to mute ringer" feature way back when. Even if it does turn out to be some sort of HTC-only trick, I'd like to see MS bake this into WP7 natively, as I think it's a neat idea.As far as the phones themselves go, here's hoping we get a variant of the Titan on Sprint... I'm not holding my breath, though. I just want a large-screened, powerful, drool-worthy WP7 device on my carrier. I'm talking, y'know, flagship-caliber. Is that too much to ask? Maybe Samsung or Nokia can make something happen on that front.
  • Several HTC phones have had flip to mute, including the Touch Pro2. I would guess that HTC has a patent on that feature as part of Sense, no?
  • Is it me or is this video not sped up slightly from normal speed? Either that or he's had waaaaaay too much caffeine. The hand movements all look a tad too fast throughout the video handling the device and his beer.