HTC Titan Hands-on: Ginormous 4.7-Inch Screen Meets Windows Phone Mango
There’s big, and then there’s BIG. HTC has announced the Titan, a Windows Phone Mango handset with a huge 4.7-inch display. That dwarfs even the new Galaxy S II’s 4.5-inch screen.
While the Titan (5.14 x 2.78 x 0.4 inches) and its Super LCD screen is physically large , it has a resolution of 800 x 480–the same as the 3.8-inch HTC Radar, which will no doubt be a disappointment to some. However, the Titan sports a very thin 0.4-inch aluminum case that feels great in the hand.
The phone also packs a powerful Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor running at 1.5GHz, 512MB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. Read on for more specs and our hands-on impressions and gallery.Other specs on the HTC Titan include a microHDMI port, an 8-megapixel back-illuninated camera with a f2.2 lens and dual LED flash, and a front-facing 1.3-MP camera that will allow for video chats via the Tango app. (Sorry, no Skype yet). The Titan will support 14.4 HSDPA for data.
Like the Radar, the Titan should be available in Europe in October. No word yet on U.S. availability.
Based on our brief hands-on time with this device, we think heavy messengers and Outlook users will appreciate having the extra real estate for typing–especially since Windows Phone offers one of the best touch keyboards around. HTC is also adding value on the software side with Photo Enhancer for touching up pics and HTC Watch for downloading movies and TV shows.