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?
1/26/2012 4:30:04 PM
WinMo6 is ok, but that's it. WP7's impression on you will depend on what you liked about WM6. Presently WM6 is capable of more when it comes to niche things like joining a work domain and the like. I'm not even sure if WP7 has VPN support presently or not.
Almost definitely WP8 will be a dirivitive of Win8 which likely will bring all sorts of feature happiness to the platform though...
On the otherhand, if all you care about is easy to use txting, calling, internet, and good quality apps and battery life WP7 is a good alternative. If nothing else, WM6 is certainly on its way out...
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