T-Mobile to get WP7-based HTC Radar 4G

HTC first announced plans to release its Windows Phone 7.5-based Radar smartphone earlier this month. Today, T-Mobile confirmed that it will be bringing that smartphone to the US later this year under the name the HTC Radar 4G. T-Mobile's press release today said it will be the first Windows Phone that will be able to connect to its faster HSPA+ wireless network. T-Mobile claims that the network has download speeds of 10 Mpbs on average with peak speeds of 27 Mpbs.

The HTC Radar 4G will have a 3.8 inch LCD touch screen and will also have a 1 Ghz Snapdragon-based processor inside. It also has a five megapixel camera, 8 GB of storage and more. Of course, the smartphone runs the Windows Phone 7.5 operating system, otherwise known as Mango, that has a ton of improvements and additions compared to the original Windows Phone 7 OS. That update is beginning to be sent out to older smartphones with the OS today. You can check out a brief hands-on article about the HTC Radar from Neowin that was posted earlier this month.

T-Mobile has yet to give a specific release date for the HTC Radar 4G other than it will be out "in time for the holidays". Pricing for the smartphone has also yet to be announced. HTC has also previously announced another Windows Phone 7.5 device, the HTC Titan, that has a much bigger 4.7 inch display and a faster 1.5 Ghz processor. That phone has yet to find a US wireless carrier.

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HTC feels cheap and I did own 5 of their handsets so far.I hate the fact that M$ gives a device to each telephone company and pegeonhole you to a network based on your device preference

Yeah, I agree with everyone above. It somehow just doesn't appeal to me.

Although, it could be the case of the pic not doing it justice and you having to look at one in person to actually appreciate it.

Or, it could not. ;-)

Does anyone know if TMobile will get the Samsung GS2 with WP7 + Mango? I have seen the Samsung Focus S for ATT, but nothing so far for Tmobile. The Radar looks weak compared to the Titan. Sad day to have Tmobile.