HTC untethers a Titan

Mango-toting whopper leads the way for a new wave of Windows Phones

It’s been all quiet on the Windows Phone front for a while now – but HTC has just broken the Microsoft-flavoured smartphone silence with a 4.7in monster called the Titan.

Taking the same name as a QWERTY-packing TyTN from 2006 (albeit spelled correctly this time) the new Titan leads Windows Phone’s fight against Android and iOS with a second-gen 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor pushing pixels to the 480 x 800px touchscreen. That’s the same engine found in the Flyer, so you can expect it to be pretty nippy.

Front and rear cameras are both present and correct, with HTC adding three-picture Panorama and five-picture Burst modes to the main 8MP, 28mm wide-angle snapper on the back.

Microsoft’s new Mango version of the OS also brings with it more efficient multi-tasking, a Shazam-style audio search that takes you directly to the Zune Marketplace when a song is successfully tagged and proper integration of Twitter and LinkedIn to your contacts.

HTC also unveiled the Radar – a 3.8in Windows Phone handset with a slightly less beefy 1GHz processor, a 5MP snapper and 8GB of onboard memory. Both phones will be available in October.


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