Well today was HTC’s London meetup where they said they would show “What’s Next” to the world. Apparently it’s a pair of Windows Phone 7 phones. The newly revealed Titan and Radar are both running the Mango update to WP7, but they are still a little buggy, but the build they are running is now final.
The Titan, if you couldn’t tell by the name, is the bigger of the two devices (pictured above). It has a giant 4.7″ display, a 1.5GHz CPU (does not say if it is a Dual or Single core), 512MB of RAM and 16GB of storage and a 5 megapixel camera. Despite the massive display the Titan is amazingly thin, coming in under a centimeter thick. It
The other phone is the Radar, which has a 3.8″ display , 512 of RAM, only 8GB of storage and while it only has a 5mp camera, it will feature a low light sensor (f/2.2) for amazing performance. The Titan will share the same sensor even though it is an 8mp camera.
As you can see from the Titan, it is virtually a Nexus One without the scroll ball, whereas the Radar, is just like the Trophy. It is nice to see HTC using some aluminum components, but maybe it is just me, but I’m tired of seeing HTC go all out in several areas of a phone but lacking severely in one or two big areas. I only bring this up because of the processor in the Titan is not a Dual-Core, which at this point is just silly. With Quad-Cores coming, it doesn’t make sense why HTC puts a processor in there that won’t keep up with today’s dual-cores in terms of power consumption and raw speed. The other thing about the Titan that bothers the hell out of me is that HTC went “balls-to-the-wall” with the screen size and yet the pixel resolution is only 480 x 800!?!? Why? Why HTC, do you put in a screen that large and not back it up with a display that can show it off? I just feel like they try to WOW you with hardware from an aesthetics stand point, but their technical specs are just starting to slip.
In any event, the phones look nice and Nokia better take note, if they don’t get a phone out soon with WP7, they are going to continue to fall behind.