HTC has taken the wraps off the HTC Titan at an event in London. This upcoming Windows Phone will live up to its name, as it will have a very large screen for a smartphone.
There are a number of models with 4.3-inch displays, and a couple with 4.5-inch ones, but the Titan is going to have a 4.7-inch WVGA (800 x 480) touchscreen. HTC is emphasizing the this smartphone’s potential for watching movies and playing video on this big display.
It will include other cutting-edge features as well, such as Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) running on a 1.5GHz single-core processor. This new version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system will have a number of enhancements, from a better web browser to greater support for multitasking.
HTC is also talking up the Titan’s 8MP camera, which will have an F2.2 lens, BSI sensor for better images in low-light conditions, and dual LED flash. A 1.3MP front-facing camera will enable video conferencing over Skype.
This smartphone is going to have 16GB of internal storage but no removable card slot. Other features include a 1600 mAh battery, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
Titan Coming Next Month
This smartphone is scheduled for release at some point in October, but nothing has been said about pricing yet. Still, given its cutting-edge feature set, this won’t be a bargain-basement product.
Although there’s no there’s no official word yet on which countries and wireless carriers will be offering the HTC Titan, an earlier unconfirmed report indicated that it will be released by T-Mobile.
This is also reportedly working on the HTC Runnymede, another “tabphone” with a 4.7-inch display. This one, however, is supposedly going to run Google’s Android OS.
HTC Radar Windows Phone, Too
A second device unveiled at this evening’s event in London will also be a Windows Phone, but with more mid-range specifications. The HTC Radar will have the same general shape as the Titan, but with just a 3.8-inch WVGA display.
It’s going to debut running OS 7.5 on a 1 GHz single-core processor, and have 8GB of storage capacity. As this operating system doesn’t support removable media, that’s its maximum amount. The Radar will include a 5MP rear-facing camera and a VGA front-facing one.