Radar 4G is T-Mobile's 3rd best selling device 2 months in a row

We all know that Windows Phone is using a come from behind strategy and if you wanted some evidence that the devices are actually being moved off the shelf, Canaccord Genuity has good news for you (via BGR/Wmpoweruser). 

According to Canaccord, the HTC Radar 4G, for the second month in a row, came in third place for T-Mobile's top selling handsets. This is surely good news that consumers, to some degree, are warming up to the new platform. For Microsoft, this is the first step on a long road to breaking back in to the mobile market.

The fact that the device was able to climb on to the podium is encouraging but one can not overlook that Android and the iPhone still dominate the landscape. In fact, the iPhone dominated the charts on the three major carriers that currently offer the device.

So, while it is a small win to see a Windows Phone on the charts, Microsoft has a long way to go before it can feel secure about its position in the mobile segment. 

With the Lumia 900 right around the corner, the tides could shift. While the device has yet to launch, its sibling, the Lumia 800, has received praise from many different venues and the 900 should follow in those footsteps. 

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You know this site is so biased when they go out of their way to make a news story on a device being "3rd best selling device."

I must've missed the Samsung Galaxy S II is the best selling device 2 months in a row.

Shea J said,
You know this site is so biased when they go out of their way to make a news story on a device being "3rd best selling device."

I must've missed the Samsung Galaxy S II is the best selling device 2 months in a row.

And it's 2.5x the price...

Shea J said,
You know this site is so biased when they go out of their way to make a news story on a device being "3rd best selling device."

I must've missed the Samsung Galaxy S II is the best selling device 2 months in a row.

This site is supposed to be neoWIN and according to wikipedia "Neowin.net is a Microsoft enthusiast technology news website". Got problem?

Shea J said,
You know this site is so biased when they go out of their way to make a news story on a device being "3rd best selling device."

I must've missed the Samsung Galaxy S II is the best selling device 2 months in a row.

Getting a little nervous?

I actually saw a friend with a HTC Radar at my university. He loves it, and was showing me off a ton of Windows Phone features even though I pretty much have seen it all from videos. It seems like a nicely polished phone, and maybe if Nokia doesn't get a prettier phone on T-Mobile, maybe I'll go for this. He managed to get it for free on Black Friday at the Microsoft Store.

I saw a friend of a friend's yesterday with a Dell Venue Pro, and he got it less than a month ago it seems, and told me they refreshed the hardware or something. Only issue he has is the compass doesn't work. But he loves it too, and has a Zune Pass as well. His girl friend has a Blackberry Torch and seems interested in getting one too if she upgrades.

Windows Phone is catching on, slowly of course, but Rome didn't get built in a day. I think as time goes by and Microsoft continues to stand by and update their OS regularly, and get decent phones and marketing out there, WP will start being a more popular OS.

My work gave the radar as a corporate phone and comparing it to other WP7 handsets I have to admit... its very good. Battery is near to immortal, reception is awsome, screen colors quite bright, 4G internet sharing is quite fast and the 5MP camera is good enough. I dont like the S-LCD personally but there is nothing wrong with it.

S3P€hR said,
Itd Microsoft style. They start horribly and catch up soon. Original xbox and windows vista are perfect examples

Take out Vista because windows had like 90% of the market at that time anyway no matter what version.

Saying something is the 3rd best selling means nothing. I am waiting for sales numbers to come out and more Windows phones to come out as well.

Hope WP does well, but I am not really going to give an opinion on one carriers 3rd best selling device.

techbeck said,
Saying something is the 3rd best selling means nothing. I am waiting for sales numbers to come out and more Windows phones to come out as well.

Hope WP does well, but I am not really going to give an opinion on one carriers 3rd best selling device.

What for Tango.

Lies Lies Lies!
Until I see someone on the street with a windows phone I will forever doubt its popularity.
The only ones I've seen thus far are the 100 or so where I've personally managed the acquisition, or Microsoft consultants that 'have to use them'.

dotf said,
Lies Lies Lies!
Until I see someone on the street with a windows phone I will forever doubt its popularity.
The only ones I've seen thus far are the 100 or so where I've personally managed the acquisition, or Microsoft consultants that 'have to use them'.

I've only seen three more WP users since I bought Optimus 7, a year ago.

dotf said,
Lies Lies Lies!
Until I see someone on the street with a windows phone I will forever doubt its popularity.
The only ones I've seen thus far are the 100 or so where I've personally managed the acquisition, or Microsoft consultants that 'have to use them'.

You must don't get out often. And anyways, even when MS had a bigger share, you still didnt see many. It doesn't need to be as popular as iPhone or Android. Also it is destine to grow in places other than the USA.

TechieXP said,
.....

Well I'm from Canada. I would like to believe that this is one of those places where it's destined to grow, but not until RIM dissolves through whatever means they may.

Aletheia said,
My wife and I have Radar 4G. We love the phone and we love Mango... So smooth, efficient, and easy.

I have a Trophy myself on Verizon (Which I believe is the same device?) and I absolutely love it. A couple of friends of mine got them too, and they really do like the OS a lot. Microsoft definitely has something here.

M_Lyons10 said,
I have a Trophy myself on Verizon (Which I believe is the same device?) and I absolutely love it. A couple of friends of mine got them too, and they really do like the OS a lot. Microsoft definitely has something here.
They are siblings, particularly because the Trophy came out later than the first generation devices, but the Radar 4G is not very similar looking, except in terms of internal specs:

http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/P...ll-phone=HTC-Radar-4G-White

It's white, and it defaults to a white background (LCD screen, so not as big of an issue). Again, hardware wise, I do think that they are practically the same phone (the Radar 4G has a 1 GHz processor), but I think that the polish is a little nicer on the Radar than the Trophy, which is a shot at Verizon for not getting any other Windows Phones.

I think this goes to show, along with the Lumia 710 being a "featured device" on the original Android carrier, that Windows Phone is ready to go a long way toward the masses. In fact, the Lumia 710 has a faster processor than the Radar--a few months after its release--for $50 on contract, plus their ClearBlack screen, which is AMOLED rather than LCD (I know the Lumia 800 is, but not sure about the 710) provides a better picture.

http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/p...hape=smp#HTC-Radar-4G-White

I definitely agree that Microsoft has something here, specifically said with regard to my Samsung Focus S. I look forward to Apollo.

M_Lyons10 said,

I have a Trophy myself on Verizon (Which I believe is the same device?) and I absolutely love it. A couple of friends of mine got them too, and they really do like the OS a lot. Microsoft definitely has something here.

Yes technically they are the same device, with some cosmetic changes. The Radar likely was meant to be more girl-friendly. But I see plenty of businesses use them. I liek it too, but would prefer a 4" version.

M_Lyons10 said,

I have a Trophy myself on Verizon (Which I believe is the same device?) and I absolutely love it. A couple of friends of mine got them too, and they really do like the OS a lot. Microsoft definitely has something here.

Visually, the Trophy is somewhat similar.

However, the Radar is more powerful. The Radar uses a second-generation 1 GHz snapdragon processor which has a new GPU too... certain apps and games do run smoother because of this.

The Radar also has a GREATLY improved camera. Shots in low lighting don't have nearly as much motion blur.

So really, they're not too similar.

FMH said,
Bu...bu...but Microsoft is dead in consumers! And Metro is so fugly.

LOL! It's refreshing to see the first comment making fun of the trolls for once... lol

iwillneverstop said,

You have the right to use other products without Metro UI. Go away.


Bu...but I was only mocking the trolls.
I am an MSfanboy! Look at my avatar!

FMH said,
Bu...bu...but Microsoft is dead in consumers! And Metro is so fugly.

Hah...Meto is fugly...I want to kill myself. Metro is the most beautiful thing in the history of GUI.

tuneslover said,

Hah...Meto is fugly...I want to kill myself. Metro is the most beautiful thing in the history of GUI.