The NYC Windows Phone big surprise revealed

An official blog post, written by Michael Stroh, has been published which details new phones that have hit the U.S, the big Windows Phone that has been erected at Herald Square and the $25 pre-paid card program we covered last week. The event today (and party later) will be wrapping itself around the information detailed. So, what are the new handsets that are making an arrival? Prices (and a small description) are included with each device.

  • HTC Radar: Crafted from a single piece of polished aluminum, the HTC Radar is the only white handset in the Windows Phone lineup. $99 after $50 mail-in rebate. (our first impressions)
  • Samsung Focus S: Successor to the award-winning Samsung Focus, the Focus S features a brilliant 4.3" Super AMOLED Plus display—the brightest screen in the lineup—a thin 8.55-millimeter profile, and an 8-megapixel camera. $199. (our first impressions)
  • Samsung Focus Flash: The fast and lightweight Samsung Focus Flash features a 3.7" Super AMOLED screen and 5-megapixel camera. $49. (our first impressions)
  • HTC Titan: Coming soon from AT&T, the Titan sports a 4.7" screen—the largest in the Windows Phone lineup—an ultra-thin 9.9-millimeter design, and an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash. $199. (our first impressions)

Looks good, and if you're interested in the handsets I've attached links to our first impression videos. As mentioned above, the pre-paid card program that Microsoft has launched will be being at the forefront. Should you purchase a Windows Phone between November 2nd and December 31st then you'll be eligible to receive a pre-paid card to use on the Marketplace.

The celebration will kick off at noon with a live performance from a band that mixes hip-hop, pop, electro, and dance. They're called the Far East Movement and will certainly put on a show. To top it off they will be performing in the in the Music + Video tile, natch. There are a number of surprises planned for the day, which will be unveiled at a later date. Should you be attending (we are!) then be sure to let everyone who can't make the event a taste of what's happening via Twitter. Use the hashtags #bigwindowsphone and #wpnyc.

Source: Windows Phone Blog

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.