Report: HTC Titan II coming March 18 for $199.99

Earlier today, Boy Genius Report posted word via a leaked road map from AT&T that the wireless carrier would begin selling the Nokia Lumia 900 on March 18 for a mere $99.99 with a two year contract. Now that same web site is reporting that another Windows Phone-based device will be made available on AT&T on that same day.

That phone is the HTC Titan II, which was officially announced earlier this month at CES 2012. BGR claims that the phone will be on sale on March 18 for a price of $199.99 with a new two year contract.

Just to recap: The HTC Titan II will have some of the same hardware specs as the first HTC Titan that launched in late 2011. The Titan II will have a 4.7 inch screen, a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S2 processor and a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera. The two big differences between the Titan and the Titan II are that the new smartphone will have added support for AT&T's LTE network and it will have a rear camera with a massive 16 megapixels.

Having two big Windows Phone smartphones released on the same day will certainly make the current smartphone wars even more interesting going forward.

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I think that the "with contract" prices are irrelevant. Does th $0 iPhone cost $0? No.
Carries just slap any price they want since the contract costs much more.

the nokia phones use clear black oled, which looks quite good when i had a play with a lumia 800. shame titans are still lcd (i think). the lumia 900 should be lush unfortunately itll come out to late in england for me to get one

este said,
Why AT&T only?! That is frustrating.

FFS I've been waiting for a good phone to come to Sprint for a while now. Where the f are they???? *ANGRY FACE*fsdfatgsadgsadf

no-sweat said,

FFS I've been waiting for a good phone to come to Sprint for a while now. Where the f are they???? *ANGRY FACE*fsdfatgsadgsadf


I would consider the Sprint Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch a good phone.

no-sweat said,
FFS I've been waiting for a good phone to come to Sprint for a while now. Where the f are they???? *ANGRY FACE*fsdfatgsadgsadf
Sprint came out a few weeks ago to say that they are playing the waiting game with Windows Phone.

It's hard to say if that's because no one wants to make CDMA Windows Phones (Verizon had the same issue even before announcing that all new Verizon phones must support their LTE network), or if it's because both Sprint and Verizon truly don't want them though.

I imagine the sales on their current lineups have been pretty weak, but that's because the hardware was really quite unattractive. I don't buy my phone based solely on its looks, but I do want it to look like something other than a gray brick with an LCD screen (compared to AMOLED).

no-sweat said,

FFS I've been waiting for a good phone to come to Sprint for a while now. Where the f are they???? *ANGRY FACE*fsdfatgsadgsadf

Same thing here on Verizon. As soon as my contract is up I'm jumping carriers (probably to US Cellular) and buying a GSM phone off contract.

este said,
Why AT&T only?! That is frustrating.

As the largest US carrier, they negotiate exclusivity deals all the time. Imagine the device to come to other carriers 3 months later with a different name and slightly different plastic, passing the new fabrication costs, to you, the consumer.

este said,
Why AT&T only?! That is frustrating.
Well it's very simple and I have explained it before. ATT is the largest seller of Windows devices to start. The next main reason is because Windows devices are typically used by Enterprises, which typically use AT&T because if they travel, AT&T's use of GSM makes them an automatic world device.

This allows a company to use whatever device ATT sells and they will all be world compatible. This si not true of T-Mobile, and definitely not true of Verizon and Sprint.

Just be patient, the Nokia 9xx is coming to T-Mobile. It is being released to AT&T exclusively for a couple months, then it will show up on T-Mobile. Since VZW and Sprint haven't really jumped on the Windows Phone bandwagon yet, they likely won't get this model or any other until WP sales pick up. Which is why Nokia is better to work with ATT. They will sell them.

TechieXP said,
Well it's very simple and I have explained it before. ATT is the largest seller of Windows devices to start. The next main reason is because Windows devices are typically used by Enterprises, which typically use AT&T because if they travel, AT&T's use of GSM makes them an automatic world device.

This allows a company to use whatever device ATT sells and they will all be world compatible. This si not true of T-Mobile, and definitely not true of Verizon and Sprint.

Just be patient, the Nokia 9xx is coming to T-Mobile. It is being released to AT&T exclusively for a couple months, then it will show up on T-Mobile. Since VZW and Sprint haven't really jumped on the Windows Phone bandwagon yet, they likely won't get this model or any other until WP sales pick up. Which is why Nokia is better to work with ATT. They will sell them.

It is true that GSM offer a big advantage for people travelling Worldwide; T-Mobile also is a GSM based network therefore you can use a device sold from that carrier Worldwide, what you cannot use abroad is the HDSPA connection because T-Mobile use the 1700 frequency which is peculiar to them only.
The rumor is that AT&T exclusivity will last 45 days but it seems unlikely, at least to me, that after that Nokia will produce a variant supporting T-Mobile frequencies.
The same device, maybe with a different name will launch in Europe soon but, still rumors, it might not have LTE capabilities.

I know, I know its still early. And I'm actually not ready to buy anything yet anyway. But I just hope the other carriers get it right as well when the time is right..

Already? AT&T just launched the Titan on Nov. 20. Also, 16 megapixels in a tiny sensor = bleh. Wish WP7 supported higher resolution than 800x480, it's sad to see a huge screen ruined by a small resolution like that. Not to mention, a bigger screen is not nice for battery life.

From the shots, it does looks like the camera unit itself is quite large. It does protrude quite a bit out of the back of the phone (even if they do try to hide it with curves).

The resolution's not all bad seeing as you can't particularity see the pixels during use. Everything still looks deliciously smooth on-screen - just bigger than other Windows Phones

tsupersonic said,
Not to mention, a bigger screen is not nice for battery life.

Good Battery life on the Titan. Leaving Wifi enabled, and email checking on 3 accounts etc. easily getting 2 days normally half a week+ out of it though.