SINGAPORE - HTC today unveiled 3 new smartphone offerings to local and regional media guests at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Hall’s Grand Ballroom this afternoon. The HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio, an Android smartphone packed to the brim with multimedia and audio enhancements like no other; the HTC Rhyme, another Android-powered smartphone that is sure to be a hit with the fashionable and stylish with its sleek outlook and all-encompassing user-experience; and lastly, the HTC Radar, HTC’s first smartphone to be pre-loaded with Windows’ latest mobile platform experience, the Windows Phone 7.5.
The HTC Radar is designed to keep you close to the people, news and entertainment that matters to you most.
HTC Radar features a dedicated hardware camera button which enables you to capture vivid images while the f/2.2 aperture lens and back-illuminated sensor provide improved low-light performance – making sure you never miss that perfect shot. With 28mm wide-angle lenses you can capture more of the scene in front of you while the new panoramic feature lets you create dramatic pictures of skylines and landscapes. HTC Radar can shoot bright and vibrant HD (720p) videos, making them perfect companions for family functions or a night out with friends. And with the HTC Photo Enhancer, you can quickly touch up pictures and upload them to Facebook, tagging your friends as you go using automatic face detection built in to Windows Phones.
Elegantly crafted with an aluminum unibody, the HTC Radar brings you closer to the important things in life, with the new People Hub from Windows Phone. The People Hub keeps you up to date with your friends’ latest news showing all of your communication history with each person, as well as their recent social network updates and photos. You can also stay in touch using SMS, Facebook chat and Windows Live Messenger in one conversation, without having to switch applications or disrupt the conversation flow. Alternatively, speak “face-to-face” with new video calling that lets you see your friends’ faces on the bright and sharp 3.8 inch screen.
With the HTC Radar, mobile multimedia is greatly improved. It includes HTC Watch – an application and service that puts an entire library of the latest, premium movies and TV shows right at your fingertips, letting people discover the latest video content in an easy and visually engaging way. Utilizing Virtual 5.1 surround sound for a rich audio experience, these phones are your perfect entertainment on the go. Internet browsing is fast and smooth with HTML5 support. You also get an amazing mobile gaming with Xbox LIVE, giving you access to a great selection of games for Windows Phone, which include features like Leaderboards and Achievement that connect you with your friends and the Xbox LIVE community around the world.
The HTC Radar will be available at all mobile operators and authorized retailers at a suggested retail price of $569 in October 2011.
|OS||Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)|
Total Storage: 8GB
|Dimensions||120.5 x 61.5 x 10.9mm (L x W x T)|
|Weight||137g (with battery)|
|Display||3.8-inch touch screen with 480 x 800 WVGA display|
|Network||HSPA/WCDMA (900/2100 MHz)
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
(Band frequency, HSPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent)
|Tethering||USB and Wi‐Fi tethering|
|Connectivity||3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Standard micro‐USB (5‐pin micro‐USB 2.0)
Wi‐Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
DLNA for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to your TV or computer
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP for wireless stereo headsets and PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit|
5 megapixel camera with F2.2 lens, LED flash, and BSI sensor (for better low‐light captures)
VGA fixed focus colour camera
HD video recording:
Record HD videos with up to 720p resolution
|Battery||Rechargeable Lithium‐ion polymer battery (non‐removable)
Capacity: 1520 mAh
• Up to 485 minutes for WCDMA
• Up to 600 minutes for GSM
• Up to 535 hours for WCDMA
• Up to 480 hours for GSM