Hands On: HTC's Titan Is One Giant Windows Phone Sonofabitch

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HTC has done the unthinkable and created a massive phone named Titan. It weighs over a third of a pound, has a gigantic 4.7-inch screen (Christ...), has a 1.5 Ghz processor of some sort, and, yeah, is huge. Bonus: Mango!

Aside from being as wide as the prairies, the Titan's surprisingly svelte—512 MB of memory, 8 MP back and 1.3 MP front cameras, and that aforementioned processor are all tucked within 9.9 millimeters of brushed aluminum body. It's thinner than an iPhone 4. Not so bad! Powerful guts—and it is zippy—with all the bounty of WP7 Mango actually has us kind of excited. Although, I maintain that 4.7 inches is overkill—not to mention the 800x480 resolution is looking a little ragged stretched across that much screen.


Fortunately, HTC's also got the Radar up its sleeve—a more reasonable 3.8-incher, with a 1Ghz chip, 512 MB of memory, 5 MP back/VGA front cams, and (yes!) Mango. It's technically a mid-range phone, but it's one of those little reminders that HTC probably cares more about design than any phone company this side of Apple, with the aluminium body feeling just as fantastic as it looks.

Both models are 3G only and might get a non-Euro name change if and when they hit the US—which, HTC isn't saying when it'll happen—but we really are thrilled to see more choice in Mango handsets. Please, Microsoft and everything you put your seed into—please be amazing. We want you to be good. Even if it means carrying around 4.7 inch displays in our pockets. [HTC]