HTC Titan arriving on AT&T November 20
The HTC Titan is a monster-sized smartphone. It runs on the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS, Windows Phone Mango. It features a large 4.7-inch S-LCD display and is powered by a single-core 1.5GHz processor as well as 1GB of RAM. While other platforms such as iOS and Android are incorporating dual-core processors in their devices (and soon to be quad-cores), Windows Phone performs quite admirably with the single-core that it has been given.
The back of the device has an 8 megapixel camera that can record video in 720p HD. Around front is a 1.3 megapixel camera that can be used to video chat using Skype once Microsoft integrates their latest acquisition into the mobile platform or the newly launched Tango application.
The HTC Titan will be sold at the familiar price point of $199 with a new two-year activation or a qualified upgrade. November 20 is less than two weeks ago so who plans on picking up the HTC Titan for AT&T?
1. denney (Posts: 98; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
If I had enough to purchase it outright I would do so. I live a very unfortunate lifestyle. Its fine to have an iPhone with a windows computer, but your completely shafted in multiple places if you're a Mac guy that loves WP7
7. Phaze0085 (Posts: 101; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Im interested in knowing how I would be shafted when purchasing a WP7 devise, sense I am a MAC user?
11. remixfa (Posts: 14049; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
not sure. you can run in a windows compatability mode on Mac cant you?
23. drahmad (Posts: 478; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
you guys need windows phone connector for mac
21. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)
I have a samsung focus and an imac, they work okay, download the wp7 connector for the mac app store! everything works normal
24. denney (Posts: 98; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
That works fine for syncing on a hardwire, I would kill for wireless document, music, and photograph porting.
2. downphoenix (Posts: 2373; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
$200 for a single core? LMAO.
Not that it matters, WP sells poorly, this phone will be $49 by next year.
3. denney (Posts: 98; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
There would be absolutely no reason to put a dual core in a WP7 device. The software has yet to be optimized for dual core operating distribution. All it would do is drian your battery faster.
5. downphoenix (Posts: 2373; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
true but also no reason to sell it for same price as a dual core device, also no reason to sell for same price as an apple product. Heck, there's even phones with bigger screens than this now, there's no reason to go with this unless you are a diehard microsoft fan.
9. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
hope you know the difference between a 3 year contract (iPhone) and a 2 year contract(THIS winDOWS PHonE!).....???
we havnt even talked about the monthly fees???
pleaSE think before you type!!
17. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Why did you capitalize the "DOWS?" Is that supposed to be funny or clever?
28. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
You're buying quality. Thats why it sells for that price. Don't have to be a diehard MS fan to buy this. Just have to be open minded. As for Apple product, over rated and over priced. And this product is not selling within the same league as Apple's.
12. remixfa (Posts: 14049; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
oi.. gotta learn you guys 1 at a time i suppose..
dual cores are MORE battery efficient than single cores, not LESS.
2 cores doing the same job as 1 do it using much less voltage per core, thus using less battery.. yadda yadda..
26. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
okay well then its just android needlessly sucking up the energy… i had my wp7 phone and it was my favorit thing… i wud fosho get the titan if it was on par with ios, but it is not very close at the moment… i dont know if it ever will be because an ecosystm is all about the apps, but by appollo i might conside it again… and dual core does not really matter for windows phone right now… i expect tango will allow dual core and will integrate lte, but i doubt it will eally be needed
15. snowgator (Posts: 3275; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
downphoenix, the whole idea is that WP isn't an Android, isn't trying to be Android, and will never be Android. The iPhone 4S tossed a dual core in for little to no reson other to say it has it. WP couldn't care even a small little freaking bit about Androids little extra cores. It is fully optimised to give an optimised, seamless OS on it's single core. No lag, no hesitatiion, no worries. With ICS coming, Android will use it's extra power. The Titan will be just fine without core envy. As for sales, it will take a few years to get there. Not to worry. Microsoft is earning a truckload of cash from Android sales. They can afford the wait.
20. _SavioR_ (Posts: 19; Member since: 30 Oct 2011)
WP7 is not Android. Android sucks... its funny how even a dual core Android lags so fukking much.
25. denney (Posts: 98; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
So much for trying to uphold an intellectual image of WP7 users.
4. Netolic (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
no... this phone comes out on nov 20.
this phone will be 49.99 on black friday. thats on nov 25.
6. Netolic (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
come to think of it , its not even LTE.....
and i just bought my htc vivid for 99 bucks. so worth it
27. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
so worth it until a better android phone comes out next week
13. remixfa (Posts: 14049; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
unless this thing has a massive battery, i wouldnt touch it. Snapdragon + huge LCD screen = massive battery drainer.
16. snowgator (Posts: 3275; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
remixfa- the Titan has been on sale in Europe for about a month, and all kinds of reviews have been written on it. Just Google, Bing, or Yahoo it. The battery life has been called really good all the way to outstanding. I think Engadget said it lasted well over 14 hours of heavy usage. Crapdragon and all.
19. remixfa (Posts: 14049; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
really?? must have a big battery then. Good. HTC usually puts in "too small" batteries.. always been one of my chief complaints about them. kudos if they are finally taking battery life seriously.
30. snowgator (Posts: 3275; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Slight correction, Buddy- Engadget said it got a Day and a half out of the Titan on moderate use. Not sure where 14 hours popped into my head. I read so many reviews I get lost.
Slash gear also said the same, so the International version is holding up well. AT&T's version one would HOPE would be as good.
14. phunkinc (Posts: 16; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)
LOL Finally. This phone is nice, a little overpriced probably. WP7 Doesn't need dual core.
Oh and to the author, the last line should read "two weeks away" not "two weeks ago".
18. snowgator (Posts: 3275; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
I am pumped, yes I am. I think the price point on both this and the Focus S should drop 50$ or so, just to get it some momentum. And truth be told, I kinda like the Samsung and HTC Android offerings on AT&T as well as the thought of the Droid 4 on Verizon, so I am not completely sold. But I really, really love the WP experience. I am pumped, in case I did not mention it. Choices are fun ....
22. Digita1Cha0s (Posts: 6; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
every other spec sheet I've seen on this phone it shows to only have 512MB of RAM and this article says 1GB of RAM, anyone know how much it really has?
29. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Price, no problem. Problem, its offered on ATT only. Guess will have to wait till 2012 to see what Tmo has to offer.