CES 2012: HTC Titan II is Windows Phone's First LTE Handset
January 9, 2012 5:09 PM
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HTC Titan II coming to AT&T's LTE network in the "coming months"
reported over the weekend
, Microsoft and its partners are finally realizing that Windows Phone won't simply sell itself -- it has to put some money and marketing muscle behind the platform.
There also needs to be an emphasis on better hardware for the Windows Phone platform. Nokia will do its part with the Lumia 900 at a press conference later today, while HTC is already onboard with the HTC Titan II. The Titan II is the first LTE smartphone to grace
AT&T's nascent network
The smartphone comes packing a large 4.7" display, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 processor, a whopping 16MP rear camera with 720p video recording capability (a 1.3 front facing camera is also included), and a large 1730 mAh battery.
“HTC’s history of innovation in 4G technology includes delivering the first 4G-powered devices to each major carrier in the U.S., so it is exciting today to continue that leadership with our first 4G LTE Windows Phone, the HTC TITAN II,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corp. “This full-featured smartphone combines HTC’s design with AT&T’s high-speed 4G LTE network and Microsoft’s powerful Windows Phone software, giving people more of what they crave.”
We don't yet having any pricing or concrete availability details for the HTC Titan II. All HTC will say at the moment is that it will be available in the "coming months".
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RE: Are the new windows phones worth it?
1/9/2012 7:52:12 PM
I love my HTC HD7. It had some issues with the Mango update, but haven't had an issue since.
My only issues with my phone are all hardware related - I have no front facing camera, so that's a major bummer, and I had to get my original phone replaced because the back facing camera had a bad image sensor (a manufacturing defect.)
My previous phone was a MyTouch 3g and the HD7 is by far a much better phone, web browser, email client and music player. Android still has the edge in apps though - mostly in number and variety. Of the apps that exist on the Windows Phone, they seem to be of at least as good quality.
My next phone will definitely be another Windows Phone7 - hopefully one with a front facing camera. I love Android, but it makes a much better computer than phone. Windows Phone7 is simply the best phone I have ever used. Hopefully Ice Cream Sandwich will be as good a phone OS as Mango already is.
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