Hands on with the HTC Radar 4G on T-Mobile

Hands on with the HTC Radar 4G on T-Mobile

Summary: Vendors are starting to release 2nd generation Windows Phone devices with the 7.5, aka Mango, operating system preloaded out of the box. The first Mango device to arrive is the HTC Radar 4G from T-Mobile and it is available for just $99.99 with a 2-year contract.


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  • The bottom of the HTC Radar 4G comes off to access the SIM card slot. You cannot expand the memory or change out the battery of the device.

  • The HTC Radar 4G fits well in the hand and is narrower than the HTC HD7 Windows Phone.

  • Here is the T-Mobile Windows Phone lineup that includes the HD7, Radar 4G, and Dell Venue Pro.

Topics: Mobility, Hardware, HTC, Microsoft, Wi-Fi

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  • The form factor looks very close to that of the HTC Trophy

    which is a nice size, though that's realy subjective to the user.
    William Farrell
  • not a DVP

    Phone on the right in #12 is some kinda android phone and not a dell venue pro as the caption indicates. Four Buttons <> Windows Phone.
    • RE: Hands on with the HTC Radar 4G on T-Mobile


      Good catch. I cancelled my eye exam.
    • RE: Hands on with the HTC Radar 4G on T-Mobile

      @devfish And it says HTC at the top! I also wonder if a "capacitive tough button" is supposed to be a capacitive touch button. Or maybe it's my mistake and it's a rugged phone.
    • RE: Hands on with the HTC Radar 4G on T-Mobile


      Yeah, I think the HTC instead of Dell and the Sprint instead of T-Mobile along with the four buttons should be seen as clear indicators that this is not the T-Mobile Windows Phone line up.
  • I want to upgrade, but I don't see one here.

    This phone just doesn't appeal to me. I really whish that T-Mobile was getting either the Titan or the Focus S. I am ready to upgrade my HD7, but I don't want to go with a smaller screen and more body.

    Maybe they will get a new ACE next year.
    • RE: Hands on with the HTC Radar 4G on T-Mobile

      @nick@...The good news is you can load Windows 7.5 onto your HD7, which is what I've done. It runs great and the only feature missing is the tethering and 4G support, which is suppressed intentionally on the older hardware. I'm with you - I like the 4.3" screen and ability to change out my batteries I have with the HD7. (Haven't had to replace a battery yet, but you never know when you might need to.)