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The HTC Titan ($199.99) is the HTC Radar 4G's ($99.99, 3.5 stars) big brother. Both cell phones run Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), but whereas the Radar 4G is a fine midrange device on T-Mobile, the Titan offers a faster processor and a much larger screen on AT&T. The Titan is a nice phone and worth owning. But now that the modestly upgraded Titan II looms, wait for AT&T's inevitable discount on the first model before pouncing. Design, Call Quality, and OSThe HTC Titan measures 5.1 by 2.8 by 0.4 inches (HWD) and weighs 5.6 ounces. It feels like a quality piece, with a mix of aluminum and soft touch accents, and a massive glass touch screen. It's tough to use one-handed; my right thumb couldn't reach the Back button, for example, although I could dial numbers and (barely) touch all of the home screen tiles. The 4.7-inch, 480-by-800-pixel panel makes photos and videos look huge, but the lack of resolution compared to competing 960-by-540 and 1280-by-720 phones is noticeable. Microsoft employs a little slight-of-hand to smooth the fonts, but the low-density screen can make things look a bit soft all around. Typing with the on-screen keyboard on such a large screen is a cinch, even in portrait mode.
Like a cross between a ginormous phone and small tablet, the HTC Titan for AT&T makes other Windows Phones look like Tic Tacs. Sporting a 4.7-inch display, this device gives Microsoft's lively interface a big canvas for everything from web surfing and Xbox games to watching movies. The Titan is also one of the fastest Windows Phones yet, thanks to a 1.5-GHz processor, and it features an 8-megapixel camera. Read on to find out if this phone is a big hit or literally too much to handle.Click to EnlargeThe Titan really pushes the limit of what should be considered a one-handed device. Its footprint of 5.1 x 2.8 inches meant we had to really stretch our medium size fingers to push the power button on the top of the phone. In addition, holding this device up to our head felt slightly ridiculous. On the plus side, the Titan has a fairly narrow profile of 0.4 inches. At 5.6 ounces, the Titan is heavier than the 5.3-ounce Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which has a similarly sized 4.7-inch screen, and it's much heftier than the 3.9-ounce Samsung Focus S (4-inch display). However, HTC's design feels much more solid.Assuming you're willing to put up with its girth, you'll really like the look and feel of the Titan. It has a mostly aluminum back that's ultra-sturdy, broken up by two small bands of plastic at the top and bottom.
Last year when Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform rose out of the ashes, veteran smartphone maker HTC came to the plate bringing along devices fitting for the launch party – such as the HTC Trophy, Surround, and HD7. Obviously, the biggest one of the bunch, the HD7, didn’t quite pack the same punch as previous ‘HD’ devices from HTC, but fortunately enough, the Taiwanese company is making sure to turn things around with its latest Windows Phone device. Truly having a gargantuan presence behind it, thanks to its insanely large 4.7” display, the HTC Titan as its name implies intends on being a prominent figure amongst the recent crop of Windows Phone Mango smartphones.At first glance, the Titan might seem to be too much phone for any normal human being, especially with its wide figure, but after holding it in our hands, it reconfirms our assertions of being yet another quality device. Donning yet another indelible industrial design that shines in all corners, there’s plenty to like about this beauty – like its sturdy metallic casing, relatively slim figure (0.39” thick), and clean appearance. Yes, its metallic shell adds some weight to the handset, but it’s warranted in keeping it rock solid.
One of the best weapons in Windows Phone's arsenal is a well-designed phone, which is why I'm happy that HTC is along for the ride. HTC has a history of beautifully designed phones that are exceedingly polished with a premium feel, and I think the HTC Titan certainly fits that bill. Aside from its good looks and imposing size, it packs in a solid 1.5GHz processor, the latest Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system, an 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and 720p HD video capture, a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, and support for AT&T's HSPA+ network. The Titan will cost you $199.99 with a new two-year agreement, but if you're interested in trying Windows Phone you should definitely give the Titan a look. The HTC Titan is aptly named. Measuring 5.2 inches tall by 2.7 inches wide by 0.39 inch thick, it has a very large footprint and seems quite massive in my small hands. It is also quite a hefty phone at 5.6 ounces, though that contributes to the phone's premium feel. Yet, it is relatively thin, and the tapered edges along the back let it cradle comfortably in the hand. In fact, the back and sides of the Titan make up the phone's entire shell. When you remove the casing to access the battery, you're essentially separating out the display and the phone's innards from their metal housing.
One big scary smartphone, the HTC Titan. Visible from space. Oh well, a little exaggeration won't hurt. But as far as we can tell, they certainly wanted it big enough to see from Finland. Microsoft have a thing going on up north that they want to explore. But old-time partners HTC won't take the cold shoulder. They are honoring their part of the agreement and making a big statement. The size of the Titan aside, the message HTC are sending is loud and clear. Nokia will be instrumental in shaping the future, essential to fulfilling the vision of a third ecosystem. But here we are, delivering here and now. The Titan is among the first WP7 Mango phones to make it to the market. It's the biggest too ? and likely to stay this way for quite a while. And although it feels good to think HTC were keen to show to newly-fledged allies Nokia what's what, the size of the phone is more than just muscle flexing. Many upgraders will be looking at the Titan and the bigger screen is the right thing to show them. Otherwise the doubters would've been right to ask: why Titan and not a Mango-running HD7. But the display is not the only upgrade over last year's Windows Phone flagship.
The race for ever bigger smartphone screens is fully underway. Following the 4.3-inch Samsung Galaxy S II, the HTC Sensation and the LG Optimus 2X, here we have a 4.7-inch screen from HTC: Titan by name, Titan by nature, a smartphone running Windows Phone 7.5 Mango! Behind this enormous screen is a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, the same as the one used in the Flyer tablet, also from HTC. There's 512 MB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. No straying from the Microsoft line either, so there's no microSD slot to increase the storage capacity! The main camera has an 8 Megapixel sensor and films at HD 720p. The front-facing webcam has 1.3 Megapixel sensor. Note, the screen definition is 800 x 480 pixels. The Titan is not however HTC's first large format incursion into Microsoft mobile OS territory. Last year the company launched the HD7, a 4.3-inch terminal. The HTC Titan is on sale for around £450 and in this review we'll not only be assessing the value of the phone itself but also getting more of an in-depth view on the new version of Windows Phone. Your first impression is that this beast will never sit in one hand and that it's almost as big as the Dell Streak 5... but then you find yourself in front of a compact handset that isn't, for example, as heavy as the HTC Sensation (160 grammes against 170).
The Titan is HTC's latest range-topping Windows Phone 7 handset. It certainly lives up to its name, being titanic in size and sporting a huge 4.7-inch display. Couple this with a 1.5GHz processor, an 8 megapixel camera, and the latest version of Windows Phone (7.5 "Mango") and you've got yourself a recipe for one heck of a handset. Not only is the Titan's display the largest that HTC has put on a phone, but it's also the largest display you'll find on any Windows Phone 7 handset. It's not all good news though, as this obviously affects the overall size of the phone, and the display, though large, doesn't seem to offer enough pixel resolution. Still, with its narrow form factor and tricked-out camera, the overall package is certainly worth a look. The HTC Titan is a pretty handsome device, even if it is just a large black slab. It's the small details that count, like the lightly beveled edge around the display, the black hardware buttons, and the recessed HTC logo on the back. It's not as blingy as many HTC handsets before it, which I appreciate. It's also worth mentioning that despite its monster 131.5 x 70.7mm (5.18 x 2.78in) form factor, the Titan measures in at only 9.9mm (.39in) thick, making it feel smaller than it really is, especially in one's pocket.
The HTC Titan is the first Windows Phone 7.5 handset in the UK, and comes with a gigantic 4.7-inch Super LCD capacitive touchscreen, a single-core 1.5GHz processor and an 8-megapixel camera. The Titan is available on a monthly contract from around £30 and SIM-free for approximately £400. The HTC Titan lives up to its name, with its imposing 4.7-inch screen requiring an equally imposing frame to encase it. Unless you possess gorilla-sized paws, you're going to need both hands to fully use this device. Even if the big screen isn't for you, there's much to like here. HTC's handset is running the latest version of Windows Phone, codenamed Mango. It introduces a flood of cool elements, including multi-tasking and the ability to group together your friends and connections. It also boasts a revised edition of Internet Explorer, which is surprisingly accurate when it comes to rendering Web pages. Despite these improvements, Windows Phone still doesn't feel quite as mature as Android and iOS. We're also at a loss as to why Microsoft continues to insist that hardware developers do not incorporate microSD card slots into their designs. Because of this, the HTC Titan is stuck with 16GB of memory, and this figure cannot be enhanced.
If size is important to you, then you'll be impressed by the aptly named HTC Titan – a huge 4.7-inch beast of a phone that is one of the first devices to be released with the new Windows iPhone 7.5 OS (also known as the Mango update). To look at it is reminiscent of the pretty size-able HTC HD7, with its solid glass front, metallic unibody and slim yet solid chassis. It has all the makings of a superphone, but will it be let down by the lack of apps to be found at Windows Marketplace? The Titan manages to appear both stylish and sturdy, although it only measures 9.9mm (that's the same as an iPhone 4, by the way). Set in the aluminium chassis is an eight-megapixel snapper, which sticks out a little at the back, along with a dual LED flash. There's a front-facing snapper too, so that you can make video calls or take self-portraits should you wish. Be aware that Skype is not available on Windows Phone, so you'll have to use the not-so-global Tango (and so will your friends). Skype is supposed to be available this autumn, but no dates have been announced as yet. Size is relative – we found the Dell Streak (which doesn't really know if it's a tablet or a phone) rather large at 5 inches, but the Titan still manages to fit in a pocket, and can be held in one hand when navigating.
HTC is doing fairly well right now. From the days of making (not so great) Windows Mobile handsets for networks, it's found its identity and is now riding high with a hugely recognisable brand around the world. Android was its saviour (and still is) but Windows hasn't been forgotten. HTC was the first to roll out Windows Phone 7 devices when they launched in the UK last year. And, true to form, it's in the lead with Windows Phone 7.5 devices too. The HTC Titan is one of its two first Mango-powered handsets - the other being the Radar. So, what's in a name? Well, quite a lot actually. The Titans were giant beasts from ancient Greek mythology. So by giving the phone a name like this, HTC's certainly aiming high. And you see that as soon as you take the HTC Titan out of the box. Let's not dress it up here. This phone is BIG - 131.5mm x 70.7mm to be exact. And at 160g, it's certainly no feather. But HTC has packed a lot into the chassis and managed to keep this handset fairly flat, with the Titan sporting a respectable 9.9mm waist.The irony is, it doesn't actually seem that big to us. We came straight from a Samsung Galaxy S2, so didn't really notice the difference massively.
Rarely does a gadget's name quite so well describe its nature, as is the case with the HTC Titan. A huge 4.7-inch display packed into a battleship-strong metal chassis, the TItan is an unapologetic slab of Windows Phone 7. Question is, can Mango provide sufficient sweetness to balance the Titan's brutal charms, or are HTC's big ambitions in for an equally big fall? Check out the full SlashGear review to find out. We can't fault HTC's industrial design or build quality: the Titan is one of the company's most cohesive, solid handsets of the past year. The matte-finish black metal casing and bevelled toughened Gorilla Glass fascia come together beautifully, and the various logos and branding are discrete and thankfully chrome-free. If the Sensation XL - the Titan's Android-based equivalent - is the attention-seeking cousin then the Titan is the reserved, more timeless family member. It's undoubtedly a large phone - 131.5 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm and 160g - but the combination of curves and angles in the sides mean it fits into average sized hands reasonably well. Physical controls are limited to power/standby on the top edge - alongside a 3.5mm headphone jack - then a volume rocker and a camera shortcut on the right edge, along with the touch-sensitive back, Start and search keys under the display.
HTC's pre-IFA event was (as suspected) all about Windows Phone 7 Mango. HTC had a lot to say about the new version of the OS and what they've added to it, but also showcased two new phones - the 4.7" monster called HTC Titan and the smaller HTC Radar. We'll get to retelling what HTC told us about Mango, but first we'll focus on the two stars of tonight's event - the first two WP7 phones with Mango to go official. The HTC Titan (formerly Eternity) is an informal successor to the HD7. It packs a 4.7" S-LCD screen with WVGA resolution. That's the biggest screen HTC have put on a phone yet and the Titan is the fastest WP7 phone (for now) with a 1.5GHz CPU. It's a unibody design and it's only 9.9mm thick making it one of the thinnest Windows Phone 7 devices yet (title is shared with Samsung Focus). The phone has some heft to it though, at 160g. The second half of the duo is the HTC Radar (used to go by Omega). It's here to take over for the Mozart and the Trophy. The Radar has a 3.8" S-LCD screen with WVGA resolution and goes back to the WP7 standard 1GHz processor. It has a unibody design too, but it's slightly thicker than the Titan, measuring 10.9mm.
HTC may have earned its fame building red-hot Android mobiles, but it's putting a fair amount of stock in Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system too. The HTC Titan is an aptly named giant of a smart phone, rocking Mango, the latest version of Windows Phone.We've gone hands-on with the Titan, and we're set to deliver our first impressions, so er, titan your seatbelts!The Titan sports an absolutely gigantic 4.7-inch display that will push the very boundaries of how much phone you can fit in your hand. It's not long ago we were questioning whether 4.3-inch phones like the Desire HD were simply too big, and now HTC has widened the goalposts again.We have to say, we absolutely adore that massive screen, and going back to 'normal' smart phones afterwards felt quite cramped.If you've got smaller-than-normal hands, this might not be the phone for you, and the wide dimensions stretched even our agile thumbs to their limits. But HTC has kept the Titan impressively slim at 9.9mm thick, and while it definitely feels substantial (like most of HTC's creations), it wasn't appallingly heavy to hold. We think it'll fit comfortably in your pocket. For such a large phone, the Titan is impressively slim.
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