HTC have made official their first two smartphones running Microsoft’s Mango OS.
Blessed with the names Titan and Radar, both handsets sport moulded aluminium bodies not dissimilar to HTC’s Desire, and will be out and about in October.
As it’s name suggests, the Titan is the mightier of the two, with a 1.5GHz processor, 16GB of onboard memory and 512MB of RAM, with a rather large 4.7-inch, 480×800 WGVA resolution “super LCD” touchscreen.
There’s also an 8 megapixels camera, with a tasty sounding 28-millimetre wide-angle lens.
The Radar’s camera weighs in at a less capable 5 megapixels, but does feature the same lens as the Titan, with the handset powered by a 1GHz processor with 8GB of internal memory and 512MB of RAM. It also has a super LCD screen of the same resolution but sizes up at a more pocket friendly 3.8 inches.
The phones should see HTC become the second firm to launch devices running Windows Phone 7.5, after Fujitsu/Toshiba took the wraps off the Japan-only IS12T in July and with Nokia’s much reported tie up with Microsoft not expected to bear fruit (see what we did there) until next year.
Mango adds 500 new features to the operating system, including multitasking and a mobile version of its Internet Explorer 9 browser and support for HTML5.