HTC Titan – Windows Phone 7 Mango and a big-ass screen

HTC Titan, and views of the front, back and side

HTC Titan, and views of the front, back and side

The HTC Titan smartphone was announced at the IFA in Berlin today, and with its 4.3 inch screen it is currently the largest you’ll find on a Windows phone. Smaller than the also-just-announced Samsung Galaxy Note, but then that’s running Android, not Windows. It seems in phones in the near future that going big is the new black.

The screen might be big, but the black unibody case is quite svelte at only 9.9 mm thick. The battery is also big, at 1600 mAh, but then it will need to be to power the big touchscreen.

HTC Titan – the videos

Details of the HTC Titan are still a little scant, but to fill the void until more information is released HTC have produced a series of introductory videos, looking at individual features of the phone. Enjoy, though beware, the voiceover is a little nauseating.




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HTC Titan specifications

  • Operating system: Windows Phone OS 7.5
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz
  • Network: HSPA/WCDMA – Europe/Asia: 850/900/2100 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: 4.7-inch touch screen with 480 x 800 resolution
  • Storage: Total – 16 GB. Available storage: up to 12.63 GB; 512MB RAM
  • Main camera: 8 megapixel camera with F2.2 lens, dual LED flash, and BSI sensor (for better low-light captures)
  • Front camera: 1.3 megapixel
  • Video recording: 720p HD
  • Sensors: Gyro sensor, G-Sensor, digital compass, 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: 1600 mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
  • Talk time: WCDMA – Up to 410 minutes; GSM: Up to 710 minutes
  • Standby time: WCDMA – Up to 460 hours; GSM: Up to 360 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: 131.5 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm
  • Weight: 160 grams with battery

HTC Titan release date

The HTC Titan will be released in Europe and the US in October; at the time of writing no information is available regarding the Australian release date.