Here it is, the HTC Radar: the company’s second generation Windows Phone 7 handset, running the new Mango software update. Specs and pictures, this way please.
It’s been far too long since HTC last launched a Windows Phone – in fact, almost a year – so it’s good to see the HTC Radar on the, er, radar, for those who aren’t down with Android. It’s a 3.8-inch aluminium unibody number that measures 10.9mm deep and comes in grey or white, and is eerily reminiscent of the sexy (Android) HTC Desire S.
Microsoft sets minimum specs for Windows Phone, so expect the HTC Radar to be fast: it’s running on a 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM, and uses a 3.8-inch WVGA display. The five megapixel camera on the back can nab 720p HD video, and there’s also a front camera for video chats, which should come in useful, seeing as Microsoft recently snapped up Skype.
Really though, the advances are in the software: Windows Phone “Mango” brings much coveted features including proper multi-tasking, and fluid instant messaging across platforms – it doesn’t matter if you’re on Windows Live, Facebook or text, your conversation just carries on seamlessly.
We’ll see if that’s enough to best HTC’s incredible Android range when this chap goes on sale in October. In the meantime, click the picture to see more in our gallery.
Out October | £TBC | HTC