HTC Radar 4G appears on Microsoft's website looking like a Maitre d'

HTC Radar 4G appears on Microsoft's website looking like a Maitre d'
The HTC Radar 4G is available from T-Mobile. Unlike most smartphones that are released these days, the device was originally launched in white, looking like it was dropped in some snow. That is what makes the picture of the phone found on Microsoft's website so interesting. The variant shown in the image on the Microsoft site has the same white border but the outer part of the device is black. The two-tone look gives the phone the appearance of a Maitre d' wearing a tuxedo.

We are not sure if HTC plans on issuing a version of the handset looking like this, or if it was just done for the website. We must admit to digging the look, even if it seems formal. In fact, this might be the first Windows Phone handset that gets invited to a Black Tie affair.

By the way, while the Microsoft website is offering the HTC Radar 4G free with a $50 mail-in rebate, a $100 trade-in value on your old handset, and a signed two-year contract, T-Mobile's site is offering the device for free with the two year lock up.

source: Microsoft via WMPoweruser

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  • Display 3.8" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 1520 mAh(8.08h 3G talk time)



1. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

My HTC Radar is white, it's ok but I like the metalic grey color of this one better.

2. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

white and black look has been attrocious so far. i just went by verizon and checked out the razor it is really ugly

3. hybris

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yea I'm not a fan of the white Razr either... Should be all white.

4. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I understand that people use cases to give their phone some flair, but I would love to see some more color to more cell phones. I made fun of all the Nokia colors, but once I started seeing them on videos I kinda shut up. It makes them stand out. That being said, white may be the worst color to use. I can't keep my black phones clean. It wouldn't even be a fair fight for me. I like the looks of the Radar, but, wow, I would have it 4 different shades of grimey in a couple of months.

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Still dont see why HTC makes windows phone when M$ sues them for their Android OS

6. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

um they actually make money off of windows phones... why wud then not make other oses when they are loosing money from android compared to said oses...

7. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Gadget, Buddy, at this stage you are beyond talking trash and into the troll area. Every chance you get, you post that Microsoft is taking manufacturers to court, when by now every single person including all the Pygmies in 3rd world countries who still live in huts know that they are not. Microsoft is having it out with Motorola, but they have deals worked out with most everyone else which involved no- that would be zero, nada, not even a little bit- of court time. As a matter of a fact, HTC was the first to work out a deal. They and Microsoft have a fantastic working relationship, dating back to Windows Mobile being the first smartphones HTC ever produced. HTC was the first to release Windows Phones 7. And, yes, HTC has said repeatedly that they make really good profits off of WP. I am sure just a drop in a bucket compared to Android, but it is still cash. Let it drop, already.

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