At a Launch event at London HTC has launcheda couple of new smartphones: HTC Radar and HTC Titan, running the Microsoft’slatest OS called the Mango. This will bolster up the struggling Microsoft thatis finding it hard to get a decent market share from Apple iOS and GoogleAndroid. With this launch HTC now becomes the second company to feature the MangoOS in its smart phones after Fujitsu Toshiba mobile communications announcedthe same for their IS12T. The smart phones will be available toHTC and Microsoft fans across Asia and Europe from the next month. Here we havereviewed HTC Radar on multiple fronts to give you aglimpse about this new Microsoft Mango OS based smart phone from HTC.
Size and Design:
HTC mobile usually feature innovative designswith premium materials and Radar is no different. Similarly like the Desire andSensation it features moulded aluminium body. Radar doesn’t have the slimmestof design infect it is a decently large device being 120.5mm long, 61.5mm wideand10.9mm in depth.
It features a 3.8 inch S-LCD capacitive TFTtouchscreen having the resolution of 400*800 pixels and 16M colour support. Thepixel density is 246ppi which is on the higher side so you can expect the displayto be quiet sharp. The display is a gorilla glass one and it featuresmulti-touch input method, there’s a also proximity sensor for auto turn-off, accelerometerfor auto rotate and gyroscope sensor.
It comes with a 5MP autofocus camera with F2.2 Lens, LEDflash, the maximum image resolution is 2592*1944pixels. It record HD 720p videoat 30fps. There is also a secondary VGA camera in the phone.
Processor and OS:
Radar features 1GHz Scorpion processor powered by Adreno 205 GPU on a Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragonchipset and runs Microsoft Mobile Windows 7 OS (Mango).
It has 8GB of internal memory and there’s nocard slot for memory expansion which would rather be a disappointment for thefans. RAM is 512MB.
It has 3G support apart from Bluetooth v2.1with A2DP and EDR, Wi-FI, and micro USB 2.0.
The 1520mAH battery is capable of providing upto 330hrs of stand by time and up to 7hrs of talk time.