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HTC Radar & HTC Explorer

HTC Brings Mango to the Plate with HTC Radar

The HTC Radar will be the company's first Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone, released a year after after 2010 launch of three HTC dedicated Windows 7 handsets. Design-wise, the Radar follows closely in the footsteps of its Android cousins, boasting of an aluminium uni-body chassis. 

 We spotted the HTC Radar at an earlier Windows Phone event, so we weren't taken aback by its appearance today at the launch event. The smartphone runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) OS and comes with three touch controls.

It is easy to mistake the HTC Radar for another HTC Android phone if not for the Windows Phone logo and text. The smartphone will come with a 5-megapixel camera with F2.2 lens, LED flash, and back-illuminated sensor.

A dedicated hardware camera button sits next to the volume button on the Radar's right profile.

HTC Radar

Key highlights of the HTC Radar

  • Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
  • 1GHz processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • 3.8-inch S-LCD capacitive touchscreen / 480 x 800 pixels
  • 5-megapixel camera (2560х1920 pixels) /
    autofocus, LED flash
  • 8GB storage 
  • 1520 mAh battery
  • 137g 
  • 120.5 x 61.5 x 10.9 mm
  • Price and Availability: $569 (Available from October)

HTC Explorer 

The final HTC Android device we spotted, was the HTC Explorer which was announced earlier on. According to HTC, the Explorer will be making an appearance in India, and the device's key demographic lies with the emergent market. Unfortunately, that means this entry-level smartphone won't be making an appearance in Singapore.

The HTC Explorer comes with a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen as well as the latest Sense 3.5 UI.

The entry-level option is rather oddly-shaped and characteristically rounder than the usual HTC smartphones. You can personalize the smartphone via a series of exchangeable back covers.i

HTC Explorer

Key highlights of the HTC Explorer

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 600MHz Processor
  • 512 MB ROM, 384 MB RAM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
  • 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen / 320 x 480 pixels
  • 3.15-megapixel camera (2048x1536 pixels) / autofocus
  • 90 MB storage + microSD (up to 32GB)
  • 1230 mAh battery
  • 108g
  • 102.8 x 57.2 x 12.9 mm
  • Price and Availability: Not available in Singapore