UPDATE: HTC announces two new Windows Phone Mango devices, the Titan and Radar

Summary:HTC is the first to officially reveal some Windows Phone Mango devices and they appear to be decent evolutionary upgrades to their lineup.

HTC is holding press events around the world, except for here in the U.S., and as WPCentral revealed they will be announcing two upcoming Windows Phone Mango devices. The HTC Titan Eternity builds on their long line of big screen devices, looking similar to the HD2, HD7, EVO 4G, etc., with some beefed up internal specs while the HTC Radar Omega looks like a shrunken down HTC Flyer. These devices look to be fine updates, but nothing revolutionary in terms of hardware and actually have the same rather low internal memory options seen on today's Windows Phone devices.

The HTC Titan Eternity has the following specifications:

  • 4.7 4.5 inch LCD display
  • MSM8255 single-core 1.5GHz processor
  • 8 megapixel camera, with autofocus, dual LED flash and 720p movie mode,
  • Front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • DLNA support
  • Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi, GPS
  • 1,600mAh battery
  • Dimensions of 130.6 x 70.6 x 9.9 mm

This is the high-end model and as you can see there is still a single-core processor while new high end Android devices all have dual-core with quad-core coming soon. Then again, Windows Phone Mango FLIES on my 1 GHz last generation processor HTC HD7 so Windows Phone truly doesn't need dual-core at this time. I would like to see it sometime though since there should be an associated battery savings with dual-core and proper OS management.

I also have upgraded both my HD7 and Dell Venue Pro to 32GB to hold all the games and Zune Pass music I listen to and am disappointed that there are not yet 32GB and 64GB options on these devices when microSD cards are so cheap.

The HTC Radar Omega, aka Mini Flyer, has the following specifications:

  • 3.8 inch LCD display
  • MSM8255 single-core 1.5GHz processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi, GPS
  • 1520 mAh battery

The Radar Omega looks to be a mid-level Windows Phone device that is a bit more pocketable than the HTC Titan Eternity. Again though, I am disappointed there are not larger internal storage options since Windows Phone doesn't support external storage cards.

These are both decent enough upgrades, but if you already have a Windows Phone device and can get it updated to Mango there really isn't any super compelling reason to upgrade to one of these two devices. I am looking forward to seeing what Samsung will announce since they have beautiful AMOLED displays, but even more interested in the Nokia Windows Phone Mango offerings.

Topics: Mobility, Hardware, HTC, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Processors, Software, Windows

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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