HTC Radar smartphone preview

HTC Radar smartphone, showing its content on aTV

The HTC Radar has been shown off at the IFA show in Berlin. Like the HTC Titan, announced on the same day, the Radar will run on Windows Phone OS 7.5, but the HTC Radar doesn’t boast the behemoth screen of the Titan.

The screen on the HTC Radar is a 3.8 inch touchscreen, with a resolution of 480 x 800. The upside of the Radar’s smaller screen, and lower-powered processor, is a better battery life.

HTC Radar smartphone, front, back and side views

HTC Radar – the videos

HTC have produced a series of introductory videos, looking at individual features. Just as with the video for the HTC Titan, these videos carry a cheesy US voiceover, but still, they give a decent overview of the phone’s main features.

Design

Multimedia

Camera

Conversation threads

HTC Radar specifications

  • Operating system: Windows Phone OS 7.5
  • Processor: 1 GHz
  • Network: HSPA/WCDMA – Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz; Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE – 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Internet: 3G – Up to 14.4 Mbps download speed, up to 5.76 Mbps upload speed; GPRS – Up to 80 kbps downloading; EDGE – Up to 236.8 kbps downloading
  • Screen: 3.8-inch touch screen with 480 x 800 resolution
  • Storage: Total – 8 GB. Available storage: up to 6.54 GB; 512MB RAM
  • Main camera: 5 megapixel camera with F2.2 lens, LED flash, and BSI sensor (for better low-light captures)
  • Front camera: VGA
  • Video recording: 720p HD
  • Sensors: G-Sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
  • Audio supported formats: m4a, .m4b, .mp3, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
  • Video supported formats: Playback – 3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m4v, .mbr, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9 and VC-1); Recording – .mp4
  • Battery: 1520 mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
  • Talk time: WCDMA – Up to 485 minutes; GSM: Up to 600 minutes
  • Standby time: WCDMA – Up to 535 hours; GSM: Up to 480 hours
  • GPS / mapping: Internal GPS antenna, HTC Locations, Bing™ Maps
  • Connectors: 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port
  • Computer compatibility: Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP, Zune software
  • Dimensions: 120.5 x 61.5 x 10.9 mm
  • Weight: 137 grams with battery

HTC Radar release date

Like the HTC Titan, the HTC Radar has a release date in Europe and the US of October; at the time of writing no information is available regarding the Australian release date.