HTC has released its first ever 4G phone called the Radar running Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. It will be available via T-Mobile.
Not only is it the first Windows Phone ever to support the 4G Network, it is also the first 4G phone for T-Mobile.
HTC Radar Brings Windows Phone Mango (7.5) And 4G Support To T-Mobile, US
HTC released its 4G Windows Phone Radar in the US earlier today in the US and it is available through T-Mobile. Apart from being the first 4G Windows phone and the first 4G from T-Mobile, it is also one of the first Windows Phone 7.5 smartphones to be released. Running the highly anticipated Mango update for the WP7 OS, it supports things like app-multitasking, deeper social network integration and also hardware features like personal WiFi HotSpot for sharing the phones WiFi connection over WiFi.
The Radar has an aluminum unibody build with the usual plastic metal combination cover common to HTC. It has a 3.8inch LCD display with a resolution. It is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, has 8GB of internal memory and weighs a mere 4.83 ounces.
It has a 5MP camera with LED flash, a fast f/2.2 lens and a BSI sensor — meaning that the camera experience is very likely going to be best in class. However, a lot of consumers are still hankering after the 8MP cameras in some of the other HTC offerings.
There has been no information regarding on what the price is going to be for the Radar but it is being guessed at around $200 on a two-year contract. This release as strategically times to build up enough demand right before the holiday shopping season kicks in by mid to late October.
The Radar is going to be good competition to the upcoming iPhone 5, which is likely to feature a 1GHz dual-core A5 processor and iOS 5. Given the 4G speeds and the increasing interest in Windows phone, T-Mobile has a good chance of pushing quite a few models before the end of this quarter.