HTC Announces The HTC Radar, Also Known As The Omega

Well this day seems all about Windows Phone 7 with HTC announcing the HTC Radar, known as the HTC Omega just a few hours ago at their HTC fan event in London this evening. The Radar comes in pretty much as expected (as discovered earlier today) with a 3.8″ Super LCD display, 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon SOC, 8GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM, 1520mAh battery and a 5 megapixel rear camera. While no official word was given on carrier arrival HTC did specify that they believe they Radar will fall somewhere below the typical $199.99 typical smartphone on-contract pricing.

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Want to see more Radar? Plenty of images are available courtesy of Engadget and Thisismynext. After the video find the Full Press Release:

HTC Unveils HTC TITAN And HTC Radar Smartphones

Smartphones unveiled at consumer meet-ups across Europe

LONDON, PARIS, MADRID and BERLIN – September 1, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today hosted a series of consumer meet-ups in London, Paris, Madrid and Berlin to unveil its new HTC TITAN™ and HTC Radar™ with Windows® Phone smartphones. The HTC TITAN brings your favorite content and multimedia experiences closer than ever with a large 4.7 inch display, HTC’s largest phone screen ever wrapped in an ultra-thin 9.9mm aluminum case. The HTC Radar is designed to keep you close to the people, news and entertainment that matters to you most. Consumers enjoyed exclusive hands-on demos of the new devices and got to try out Microsoft’s next release of Windows Phone, code-named Mango.

“The new HTC TITAN and HTC Radar smartphones raise the bar with new advanced photography, multimedia and social capabilities that enable you to take full advantage of the latest Windows Phone innovations,” said Jason Mackenzie, President of Global Sales and Marketing, HTC Corporation. “With its large, cinematic display, the HTC TITAN packs an amazing amount of power and innovation into a device that is unlike anything you’ve ever held before and the HTC Radar’s aluminum uni-body, compact size and finish will capture people’s attention.”

Picture Perfect

Both HTC TITAN and HTC Radar include a dedicated hardware camera button which enables you to capture vivid images without unlocking the phone while the f/2.2 aperture lens and back-illuminated sensor provide improved low-light performance – making sure you never miss that perfect shot. With 28mm wide-angle lenses you can capture more of the scene in front of you while the new panoramic feature lets you create dramatic pictures of skylines and landscapes. Both devices can shoot bright and vibrant HD (720p) videos, making them perfect companions for family functions or a night out with friends. And with the HTC Photo Enhancer, you can quickly touch up pictures and upload them to Facebook, tagging your friends as you go using automatic face detection built in to Windows Phones.

“Phones were originally designed for communication, but they haven’t kept up with the way consumers are actually communicating today. That’s why we built Windows Phone to put people first, building in all the key types of communication people are already using right out of the box,” said Andy Lees, President of Windows Phone Division. “Both HTC TITAN and HTC Radar bring a sleek, modern design that perfectly complements this people first experience, making sure it’s easy to connect & share with the people you care about most so the message always gets through.”

HTC TITAN

With its large and bright 4.7 inch super LCD screen, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for live video calling, HTC TITAN combines high performance innovation with a super-slim 9.9mm curved body made from a brushed aluminium shell that fits comfortably in your hand and exudes style and quality.

HTC TITAN is also the perfect portable office that enables efficient multitasking like viewing a presentation while you’re on a conference call or listening to music while compiling an email. With its expansive screen with built in Microsoft® Office Mobile, this super smartphone enables you to create, edit and collaborate quickly and easily. Advanced email features like Linked inboxes makes it easy to manage multiple email accounts, synchronize your to-do list and calendars in one place, group contacts to make communication simpler and faster, and even store your latest ideas and notes in the cloud with Microsoft® OneNote®. Typing on the HTC TITAN is quick and easy with the huge virtual keyboard on the responsive 4.7 inch screen.

HTC Radar

Elegantly crafted with an aluminium unibody, HTC Radar brings you closer to the important things in life, with the new People Hub from Windows Phone. The People Hub keeps you up to date with your friends’ latest news showing all of your communication history with each person, as well as their recent social network updates and photos. You can also stay in touch using SMS, Facebook chat and Windows Live® Messenger in one conversation, without having to switch applications or disrupt the conversation flow. Alternatively, speak “face-to-face” with new video calling that lets you see your friends’ faces on the bright and sharp 3.8 inch screen.

Entertainment on the move

With HTC TITAN and HTC Radar, mobile multimedia is greatly improved. Both phones include HTC Watch™ – an application and service that puts an entire library of the latest, premium movies and TV shows right at your fingertips, letting people discover the latest video content in an easy and visually engaging way. Utilizing Virtual 5.1 surround sound for a rich audio experience, these phones are perfect for enjoying the Zune® music service. Internet browsing is fast and smooth with HTML5 support. You also get an amazing mobile gaming with Xbox LIVE®, giving you access to a great selection of games for Windows Phone, which include features like Leaderboards and Achievement that connect you with your friends and the Xbox LIVE community around the world.

Availability

HTC TITAN and HTC Radar will be broadly available from October 2011 globally, beginning in Europe and Asia.

About HTC

HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile industry. By putting people at the centre of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones and tablets that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/mlococo Michael A. Lococo

    NOT worth my time to discuss this POS…  Mango and the FFC are all that’s good about it!

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Why is it a POS? I think it looks fantastic.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mlococo Michael A. Lococo

        Is it 4G?  how much storage does it have? how does the screen compare to even an HD2?  puny and underpowered!  Not even up to par with the hardware they wasted on the Sensation 4G or the mytouch 4G

        • Oreo

          Funny, because you said you didn’t want to discuss it, but you did. Ha ha just wanted to point that out. On another subject why dual-core on wp7 if the OS isn’t optimized for it, yet. I know Microsoft doesn’t want its smooth OS already go crazy just for dual-core. I probably would wait for WP8. That would be when they update the OS for multi-core. That is when I’m waiting to jump on WP8 so I can play Xbox titles on my phone. ha ha. Until then my heart stays with Android, still has its problems, but nothing that flashing can’t help with ha ha.

        • Oreo

          Funny, because you said you didn’t want to discuss it, but you did. Ha ha just wanted to point that out. On another subject why dual-core on wp7 if the OS isn’t optimized for it, yet. I know Microsoft doesn’t want its smooth OS already go crazy just for dual-core. I probably would wait for WP8. That would be when they update the OS for multi-core. That is when I’m waiting to jump on WP8 so I can play Xbox titles on my phone. ha ha. Until then my heart stays with Android, still has its problems, but nothing that flashing can’t help with ha ha.

        • James Devenberg

          As a matter of fact it is 4G.  It supports the same 14 mbps HSPA+ speeds as the MyTouch 4G.  The screen may be smaller, but it has a higher pixel density and is probably of a better quality than the LCD used in the HD2/HD7. That screen is a crappy screen.  This one couldn’t be worse.  Not everyone wants a huge 4.2″ phone (let alone 4.7″ like the TITAN).  And WP7 doesn’t need dual core to run fast and smooth.  An HD7 runs smoother than a G2x and this processor is faster (even though it is the same clock speed) than the one in the HD7.  It is aimed at a mid tier device.  If you want a high end, get a TITAN on AT&T or wait for Nokia to launch thier 8xx and 9xx windows phones.

        • cloudsurfer

          I have an Android, am out of contract and will be checking out the Mango phones. Your comment on single core not being needed is a plus. And the Titan maybe be too big but I will have to wait till it comes to the USA  to do my own “review”. If I get it I can always us a backpack to carry it ;) I am ready to switch carriers soon and try something else.

        • cloudsurfer

          I have an Android, am out of contract and will be checking out the Mango phones. Your comment on single core not being needed is a plus. And the Titan maybe be too big but I will have to wait till it comes to the USA  to do my own “review”. If I get it I can always us a backpack to carry it ;) I am ready to switch carriers soon and try something else.

        • Anonymous

          From someone who just traded. I had a rooted ROM’d MT4G. Overclocked to run “super fast”. (1.5-1.7 GHz). I just a few days ago traded someone for and HD7 with dev Mango and holy crap. The transitions on WP7 are not only beautiful but smooth as well. I can’t believe that I waited almost a whole year to try this out. I’m eagerly looking forward to the new Mango phones to upgrade to. 

        • Anonymous

          From someone who just traded. I had a rooted ROM’d MT4G. Overclocked to run “super fast”. (1.5-1.7 GHz). I just a few days ago traded someone for and HD7 with dev Mango and holy crap. The transitions on WP7 are not only beautiful but smooth as well. I can’t believe that I waited almost a whole year to try this out. I’m eagerly looking forward to the new Mango phones to upgrade to. 

        • James Devenberg

          As a matter of fact it is 4G.  It supports the same 14 mbps HSPA+ speeds as the MyTouch 4G.  The screen may be smaller, but it has a higher pixel density and is probably of a better quality than the LCD used in the HD2/HD7. That screen is a crappy screen.  This one couldn’t be worse.  Not everyone wants a huge 4.2″ phone (let alone 4.7″ like the TITAN).  And WP7 doesn’t need dual core to run fast and smooth.  An HD7 runs smoother than a G2x and this processor is faster (even though it is the same clock speed) than the one in the HD7.  It is aimed at a mid tier device.  If you want a high end, get a TITAN on AT&T or wait for Nokia to launch thier 8xx and 9xx windows phones.

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

    MINE ALL MINE! Funny a while ago I was looking at getting a Windows Phone 7 device, but it wasn’t as up to par as I wanted. Then, Windows Phone & Mango was announced, Front facing camera on WP7+, HTML 5 support (idk if that was there or not before), apps I loved on Android (Kik Messenger, I preferred LiveProfile, but Kik Messenger can do as long as I can message my Android buddies on a dedicated cross platform messenger), Tango (video chat support w/ cross platform devices), & then the HTC Omega aka HTC Radar now, which is known to be a upcoming T-Mobile Smartphone. It’s like god heard my call & answered my dreams/wishes. Praise him!

    • Chris Johnson

      Yes I also really like WP7, so many haters for the OS though. My ultimate plan is to get a Sensation (hopefully a re-released Beats by Dre edition) and keep Mango on my HD2 as I see a lot of potential coming as it progresses further.

      • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        yes WP7 & WP7+ (Mango) are great! & that sounds like a plan.

      • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        yes WP7 & WP7+ (Mango) are great! & that sounds like a plan.

      • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        yes WP7 & WP7+ (Mango) are great! & that sounds like a plan.

      • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        yes WP7 & WP7+ (Mango) are great! & that sounds like a plan.

      • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

        yes WP7 & WP7+ (Mango) are great! & that sounds like a plan.

  • Anonymous

    I think it would look nicer in black, who knows though. Could look better in person. If iPhone isn’t coming to tmobile I may try out WP7, their UI is really nice.

  • Lilmark2002

    The Radar has a regular LCD….The Titan has a SLCD

    • Kevin Cameron

      Sure about that? Seems everyone is saying SLCD, at least I hope. Wish it had the 1.5ghz Cpu as rumored. 

    • Kevin Cameron

      Sure about that? Seems everyone is saying SLCD, at least I hope. Wish it had the 1.5ghz Cpu as rumored. 

  • Lilmark2002

    The Radar has a regular LCD….The Titan has a SLCD

  • Lilmark2002

    The Radar has a regular LCD….The Titan has a SLCD

  • Anonymous

    Woooow

    • William Cron

      And I just bought the Brooklyn Bridge for a $1.

  • http://www.unscripted360.com Deacon

    4.7 huh .. looks great but man that’s stretching it …

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Geo-Carranza/100001374651788 Geo Carranza

    so is the Titan going to be for TMobile?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Geo-Carranza/100001374651788 Geo Carranza

    so is the Titan going to be for TMobile?

    • William Cron

      No, just the Omega/Radar.

    • William Cron

      No, just the Omega/Radar.

  • Rn_jake

    Will this be available for US t mobile anytime soon?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Matthews/100000189923615 James Matthews

    So disappointed that we are getting this thing instead of the Titan.  Won’t be giving up my HD7 for the Omega that’s for sure.  Guess my only hope is that the rumored 4.5 in Samsung makes it to T-Mobile.  :(

  • Patrick_v

    Titan is better, will just have to wait 6mons or so before its released on Tmobile. no way i’m buying that crappy Radar. I’ll see what else comes out in the meantime though. 

  • VolvoV70guy

    That is one ugly phone.  I’m waiting for Nokia!  Hopefully they’ll have something for T-mob by December, when I can upgrade!

  • VolvoV70guy

    That is one ugly phone.  I’m waiting for Nokia!  Hopefully they’ll have something for T-mob by December, when I can upgrade!

  • Anonymous

    yh trueee

  • Anonymous

    yh trueee

  • Anonymous

    Man, I hope T-Mobile will have the Titan.