HTC UNVEILS HTC TITAN AND HTC RADAR SMARTPHONES
Smartphones unveiled at consumer meet-ups across Europe
LONDON, PARIS, MADRID and BERLIN â€“ September 1, 2011 â€“ 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 TITANâ„¢ and HTC Radarâ„¢ with WindowsÂ® Phone smartphones. The HTC TITAN brings your favorite content and multimedia experiences closer than ever with a large 4.7 inch display, HTCâ€™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 Microsoftâ€™s next release of Windows Phone, code-named Mango.
â€œThe 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,â€ said Jason Mackenzie, President of Global Sales and Marketing, HTC Corporation. â€œWith its large, cinematic display, the HTC TITAN packs an amazing amount of power and innovation into a device that is unlike anything youâ€™ve ever held before and the HTC Radarâ€™s aluminum uni-body, compact size and finish will capture peopleâ€™s attention.â€
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 â€“ 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.
â€œPhones were originally designed for communication, but they havenâ€™t kept up with the way consumers are actually communicating today. Thatâ€™s why we built Windows Phone to put peopleÂ first, building in all the key types of communication people are already using right out of the box,â€ said Andy Lees, President of Windows Phone Division. â€œBoth HTC TITAN and HTC Radar bring a sleek, modern design that perfectly complements this people first experience, making sure itâ€™s easy to connect & share with the people you care about most so the message always gets through.â€
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 youâ€™re on a conference call or listening to music while compiling an email. With its expansive screen with built in MicrosoftÂ® 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 MicrosoftÂ® OneNoteÂ®. Typing on the HTC TITAN is quick and easy with the huge virtual keyboard on the responsive 4.7 inch screen.
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 friendsâ€™ 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 LiveÂ® Messenger in one conversation, without having to switch applications or disrupt the conversation flow. Alternatively, speak â€œface-to-faceâ€ with new video calling that lets you see your friendsâ€™ 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 Watchâ„¢ â€“ an application and service that puts an entire library of the latest, premium movies and TVÂ 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 ZuneÂ® music service. Internet browsing is fast and smooth with HTML5 support. You also get an amazing mobile gaming with Xbox LIVEÂ®, 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.
HTC TITAN and HTC Radar will be broadly available from October 2011 globally, beginning in Europe and Asia.