The HTC Radar is one of two Windows Phone Mango devices that were unveiled at HTC fan meetups around Europe. The handset manufacturer stopped by CNET to give us a look, so check out our hands-on photos here.
Microsoft is scheduled to release its Windows Phone Mango update this fall, but with new software also comes new hardware. The HTC Radar is one of two new Mango handsets introduced by HTC in Europe today.
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In addition to running Windows Phone 7.5, the Radar has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 8GB of internal storage (no expansion slot), and a 3.8-inch WVGA touch screen. Also, though Microsoft restricts the amount of customization an OEM can do to the software, HTC has made some enhancements to its HTC Hub.
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Below the display, you'll find the requisite back, Start, and search buttons.
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On the right side of the phone, you'll find a volume rocker and a dedicated camera key.
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As reported, Windows Phone 7.5 does indeed bring support for front-facing cameras. HTC did not have more information about Skype integration, but the company said that the Radar will come preloaded with the Tango video chat app.
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In addition to the front-facing camera, the HTC Radar has a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera with F2.2 lens, LED flash, and BSI sensor. It can also record 720p HD video.
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HTC Flyer vs. HTC Radar
The HTC Radar has a similar design to the HTC Flyer tablet.
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HTC Radar and HTC Titan
The HTC Radar measures 4.7 inches tall by 2.4 inches wide by 0.43 inch thick and weighs 4.83 ounces.
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On the top of the phone are a power button and a 3.5mm headphone jack.