HTC Titan Windows Phone 7.5 device unveiled

By Tom Warren, on 1st Sep 11 6:40 pm with 90 Comments

HTC Titan

HTC launched its second Windows Phone 7.5 device on Thursday.

The HTC Titan runs Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” operating system and features a 1.5GHz processor, 8MP camera with autofocus and dual LED flash and a front-facing 1.3MP camera. The Titan also includes 16GB of internal storage and DLNA support. Perhaps the most impressive part of the Titan is the huge 4.7-inch touch screen. The device feels like the HTC HD7 but the screen pops out and is incredibly noticeable due to its size. Known previously as the HTC Eternity, the Titan is one of the latest Windows Phone handsets available, featuring forward-facing camera support.

  • Single-core 1.5GHz processor
  • 4.7-inch touch LCD screen with 480×800 resolution
  • 8 megapixel camera, with autofocus, dual LED flash and 720 movie mode
  • Front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • DLNA support
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • WiFi
  • GPS
  • 1,650mAh battery
  • Quad-band
  • 130.6 x 70.6 x 9.9 mm
  • 14.2mbps HSDPA

The HTC Titan will be available broadly in October throughout Europe and Asia.

  • GP007

    Finally a better battery, though now we have a bigger screen so somehow I bet the two offset each other. 

    • MSfan

      Does it come with a backpack to carry it with?   It kind of reminds me of USA carmakers when they can not think of a way to make their product better, they simple make it bigger :(

    • Guest

      And when Apple copies it you’ll be first in line to buy one.

    • MSfan

      Does it come with a backpack to carry it with?   It kind of reminds me of USA carmakers when they can not think of a way to make their product better, they simple make it bigger :(

    • MSfan

      Does it come with a backpack to carry it with?   It kind of reminds me of USA carmakers when they can not think of a way to make their product better, they simple make it bigger :(

  • http://twitter.com/danrivhor Daniel Rivero Horie

    O.o 4.7″

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502404969 Jason Johnson

    What the..! When will it be in the States?

    • http://www.winrumors.com Tom W

      I believe it’s EU and Asia only. HTC were very cagey about U.S. handsets.

    • Anonymous

      translate “cagey” for me please.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mohit.sachdeva Mohit Sachdeva

    4.7 inch!! wowwwww

    • Guest

      $855 price tag wowwwww… not so much

    • http://www.creepinjesus.net CreepinJesus

      Shame they stuck with the 480×800 resolution, though :(

    • J A

      Yes, they have to per Microsoft specs so as to avoid fragmentation. Having multiple display resolutions is the worst thing any mobile OS platform will ever have, we all saw what it did to Windows Mobile and what it is currently doing to Android. You first need to understand why before making comments. All Windows Phone MUST have an 800×400 resolution. :^D

    • http://www.creepinjesus.net CreepinJesus

      Aaaah, I thought that resolution was a minimum requirement, not a fixed one.  As in, “at least 480×800.”

    • AndyD

      So your saying it is MS fault for there being nothing but crap phones out there?

    • Anonymous

      You really have to understand that upping resolution on phone is easy for manufacturer but a disaster for OS and app developers, I am
      absolutely certain that raising resolution is in Windows Phone agenda though
      just not yet.

  • Daniel H.

    anyone know why it is only single Core?  I have a wp7 now and it doesn’t seem to need much proc, but for a new flagship launch I would hope to get more than 1 core.

    • http://twitter.com/Adiliyo Adil

      because the chassis spec for wp7.5 doesn’t need (or utilize) dual cores.

    • Anonymous

      they only ask for at least a 1ghz cpu. they don’t restrict the number of cores. the real reason is to maintain battery life requirements which dual core phones can’t meet.

    • Guest

      battery life and price. Less capable processor = cheaper.

    • Murani Lewis

      Devs don’t maximize their apps for dual core so the supposed benefits turn out not to be so.  In fact, if not done properly the dual core can cause inefficient processing to take place.

    • Anonymous

      more importantly, dual core phones have hideous battery life. that’s fine with android since their customers are used to poor battery life, but not for wp7.

    • Anonymous

      you’re actually wrong. Dual Core is actually more efficient in the usage of energy, since it can deactivate one core when not needed, or activate the two to share the load of intense processing, like when recording 1080p or playing a game.

    • http://www.searingarrow.com AlienSix

      Then please explain to me why all of the dual core Android Phones have poor battery life then? Where is that efficiency?

    • Anonymous

      The Atrix and the Galaxy S II are said by reviews to have good battery life. The Galaxy S II in particular apparently has a battery life only beaten by the iPhone 4, which currently is the standard for comparison.

    • Anonymous

      Hey My atrix is currently at 30 % on the second day of use. Its probably only second to a few phones.

    • Guest

      Net battery efficiency is a function of several factors combined, including processors, graphics, whether those have been integrated (system on a chip), display size and type, OS, etc.

      The new generation of dual core Snapdragons are meant to use up to 30% less energy than older single cores. But what you actually see once it’s combined into a phone is entirely different.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JSUY2332FTJA73WWHY3HWXVWHU prathyush

    4.7 is too big

    • Aaron

      Personally I could see myself with a 4.7 inch monster.  But my wife is the one who needs a new phone now and I doubt she wants something like THAT.  This is great, her birthday is in Sept, no word from Samsung, no idea when Nokia phones will hit US, this one is too big, and the Radar looks mediocre.  What the hell do I do?

    • Guest

      There’s always dinner and flowers.

    • Anonymous

      You give her the phone, and tell her it is the greatest thing ever, and you could think of nothing better to give her.

      if she complains about the size, you put a stupid sad face and tell her that if she wants you’ll trade with her, so she can have the smaller friendlier phone

    • Anonymous

      You give her the phone, and tell her it is the greatest thing ever, and you could think of nothing better to give her.

      if she complains about the size, you put a stupid sad face and tell her that if she wants you’ll trade with her, so she can have the smaller friendlier phone

    • Aaron

      Personally I could see myself with a 4.7 inch monster.  But my wife is the one who needs a new phone now and I doubt she wants something like THAT.  This is great, her birthday is in Sept, no word from Samsung, no idea when Nokia phones will hit US, this one is too big, and the Radar looks mediocre.  What the hell do I do?

    • http://www.winrumors.com Tom W

      That’s what she said. ;)

  • Anonymous

    I think Titan is an appropriate name for this phone

  • Avatar Roku

    Pretty clear distinction/contrast between the two phones:

    HTC Radar = 3.8″, 1GHz, 512MB RAM, 8GB, 5MP ; white
    HTC Titan = 4.7″, 1.5GHz, 768MB RAM, 16GB, 8MP ; black

    Not sure what the Titan uses the extra RAM for though, panoramic photo taking maybe???

    • Anonymous

      I saw on another site that the Radar comes in silver as well.

  • http://www.JeroenvanWarmerdam.nl jerone

    Another Windows operated system for the Titan (TyTN) line.

    • Morgan

      Oh I shudder to see TyTN. I had one of these Windows Phone bricks and it was TERRIBLE. A stylus coupled with a pressure sensitive touchscreen along with that terrible OS and constant crashing and locking up. Thank you Apple for forcing the cell phone industry to upgrade the unusable junk they were pushing out. The only phone I think was worse was the Treo. Man those were bad bad days.

    • Sean D.

      Bad days… just a couple years ago? 
      wake up idiot…

    • Morgan

      Wake up idiot? I said bad days… I didn’t say bad days decades ago. Apple FIVE years ago pushed capacitive touchscreens and stable OS into the phone marketplace and now we can enjoy those same benifits on our WP7 devices. If it wasn’t for them, we would still be fighting with WIndows Mobile 6.8 and stupid brick like devices. Were you a Windows Mobile programmer or something? Sorry if I struck a nerve but that OS and those devices were shit and thankfully we have something much better today.

    • http://www.winrumors.com Tom W

      I used to LOVE my TyTn II. What a great device back in its day before capacitive screens etc.

    • http://www.gadgeterija.net Denis Jelec

      Still have it, froyo and winmo 6.5 onboard. :)

  • Anonymous

    :::Nerdboner:::

    • http://www.winrumors.com Tom W

      Second that, the screen is just :O

  • Anonymous

    :::Nerdboner:::

  • Anonymous

    I like the rugged-ized chassis. I might be in the market for something like this!

  • Anonymous

    I like the rugged-ized chassis. I might be in the market for something like this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pedro-Roque/100000194503830 Pedro Roque

    F**k, my Omnia 7 just got old!

    • http://www.facebook.com/rknevhulaudzi Rendani K Nevhulaudzi

      Me too, my HTC Mozart looks old, compared to the titan

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pedro-Roque/100000194503830 Pedro Roque

    F**k, my Omnia 7 just got old!

  • Brandon

    14.2 HSDPA…. that’s 4g ain’t it?!??!???

    i do agree tho, 4.7″ is WAY too big. seriously that’s over half the size of some netbook screens. 4.0″ is the sweet spot in my opinion

  • Brandon

    14.2 HSDPA…. that’s 4g ain’t it?!??!???

    i do agree tho, 4.7″ is WAY too big. seriously that’s over half the size of some netbook screens. 4.0″ is the sweet spot in my opinion

  • http://twitter.com/fancyFeast133 Steve Dobs

    Do you think a phone store clerk would let me look at this? 

  • http://twitter.com/fancyFeast133 Steve Dobs

    Do you think a phone store clerk would let me look at this? 

  • http://twitter.com/TheTylerHarvey Sent from my toilet

    I just J’d in my P’s. I’m so gonna get this phone.

  • http://twitter.com/oolong2 oolong2

    4.7….   Now we’re cooking with GAS baby.

    • http://www.winrumors.com Tom W

      Yup, the screen and device is unreal. This is a proper Windows Phone.

    • Anonymous

      No, this is more on the scale of Nuclear Fusion.

  • http://twitter.com/oolong2 oolong2

    4.7….   Now we’re cooking with GAS baby.

  • Anonymous

    The titan looks amazing now that better videos of it are out.
    BTW tom, you show 8PM camera on the front page summary for this article, perhaps it should be 8MP :)

  • JustPassingThru

    If this HTC Titan will get good reviews about it’s sound/speaker quality, I’m so gonna get this..!

  • http://twitter.com/oolong2 oolong2

    Samsung? Nokia?

    Your move…

  • http://twitter.com/oolong2 oolong2

    Samsung? Nokia?

    Your move…

  • Morgan

    I love how they list a 15 day standby. When are they ever going to list standby time as in real world SMARTPHONE use? Back in the day, standby time made sense because people were only using the phone as a phone. Now with email and texting and other data constantly being sent “standby” no longer applies. People use these phones and link to email or use for work. NOBODY buys these phones and shuts off all the data connections and uses it only for phone calls. With any smartphone today you are doing great to make it through a day before needing a charge. It’s time for “standby” to either be reworked or dropped and just use one rating for moderate use.

  • Morgan

    I love how they list a 15 day standby. When are they ever going to list standby time as in real world SMARTPHONE use? Back in the day, standby time made sense because people were only using the phone as a phone. Now with email and texting and other data constantly being sent “standby” no longer applies. People use these phones and link to email or use for work. NOBODY buys these phones and shuts off all the data connections and uses it only for phone calls. With any smartphone today you are doing great to make it through a day before needing a charge. It’s time for “standby” to either be reworked or dropped and just use one rating for moderate use.

  • Øivind Hagenlund

    480×800 is too little for a 4.7 inch device. When is MS gonna start challenging Apple on pixels per inch? WP really needs some new chassis specs. 

    • Jinge

      I don’t agree on this one… I have the HD2, which is 4.3, and 480×800 is great, don’t need more! So I don’t think it would be so bad for a 4.7.
      Plus if you take a higher resolution, you might see your battery-life decrease… not so great!

    • Øivind Hagenlund

      I also have the HD2 with WP7, and individual pixels are quite noticeable, especially compared to the Iphone 4. Besides, DPI doesn’t kill the battery, screen size does. 

    • Anonymous

      Thats because your screen is crappy. If the HD2 had a SAMOLED+ screen instead of a basic LCD than you would have no reason to complain.

    • Øivind Hagenlund

      I’m talking about DPI, which would be exactly the same no matter what screen tech you use. You’re silly. 

    • Guest

      Those chassis specs are minimums. It’s really the OEMs that need to step up.

  • Øivind Hagenlund

    480×800 is too little for a 4.7 inch device. When is MS gonna start challenging Apple on pixels per inch? WP really needs some new chassis specs. 

  • Anonymous

    Good Phone
    Though am not getting Mango, am a blackberry person getting the 9900 instead.with WebOS dead, Wp7 is the best OS out there
    If i was to buy a WP7 phone i wont go Nokia’s way only samsung with their Galaxy S 2 replica because of the SUper Amoled +

  • http://twitter.com/Translatethis27 Translatethis27

    I don’t get it.  I really don’t get it. 

    I’ve been interested in giving WP7 a chance, but they haven’t offered a feature phone yet that makes me entertain the thought.  
      

    Why don’t these phones have HDMI out?  Television integration is important.   
    As
    an example, on Android, you can download a video torrent, unzip the
    multi-part rar archive directly onto your phone, and plug the phone into
    your television for viewing.  I mean, it’s almost getting to the point
    where you can replace your media computer with a phone.     
     

    What about dual-core for future assurance?  I don’t care if WP7
    is optimized and Android isn’t.  That argument is quickly getting stale
    as apps are getting more and more complex and Google optimizes its ice
    cream sandwich OS for multi cores.   

    LTE? Come on man!  What’s
    the mobile broadband landscape going to look like when I’m 18 months
    into a 24 month contract in 2013?  I see no reason to jump over to WP7
    without an LTE/Wimax antenna.  

    And I guess I don’t care what the
    WP7 fanboys have to say.  With less than 6% market share (per the
    latest comscore study), I’m pretty sure these phones were supposed to be
    made to entice android users like me….and I’m just not impressed.  

    • Sean D.

      Oh doog grief man, cry me a fu**in river. 

    • http://www.searingarrow.com AlienSix

      “I’ve been interested in giving WP7 a chance, but they haven’t offered a feature phone yet that makes me entertain the thought.”

      Oh the one who keeps parroting “Bada has more marketshare than wp7″ wants to give Windows Phone a try? Yeah right

    • AndyD

      Is that true, Bada has more marketshare the wp7?   That can not be true, only Samsung is selling Bada and they alone can not be selling more wp7 than all of the OEM’s selling wp7.  Stop telling lies you troll.  

    • Guest

      “I don’t get it.”

      You should have just stopped there, troll.

    • Guest

      Do you really think anybody here who has seen you troll this forum incessantly believes you’re interested in giving WP7 a real chance? If WP7 was the best thing since sliced bread and the hardware was the most feature rich in the market, you’d still find something negative to post and be a whiny bitch about.

    • Anonymous

      LOL u copy/pasted someone’s comment . Tom can u ip-block this idiot like engadget ?

    • http://www.gadgeterija.net Denis Jelec

      @Tomwarren Would appreciate it, as well.

    • Guest

      “I mean, it’s almost getting to the point where you can replace your media computer with a phone.”

      Do you have world’s tiniest, lowest resolution media library or have you been smoking crack?    

  • http://twitter.com/Translatethis27 Translatethis27

    I don’t get it.  I really don’t get it. 

    I’ve been interested in giving WP7 a chance, but they haven’t offered a feature phone yet that makes me entertain the thought.  
      

    Why don’t these phones have HDMI out?  Television integration is important.   
    As
    an example, on Android, you can download a video torrent, unzip the
    multi-part rar archive directly onto your phone, and plug the phone into
    your television for viewing.  I mean, it’s almost getting to the point
    where you can replace your media computer with a phone.     
     

    What about dual-core for future assurance?  I don’t care if WP7
    is optimized and Android isn’t.  That argument is quickly getting stale
    as apps are getting more and more complex and Google optimizes its ice
    cream sandwich OS for multi cores.   

    LTE? Come on man!  What’s
    the mobile broadband landscape going to look like when I’m 18 months
    into a 24 month contract in 2013?  I see no reason to jump over to WP7
    without an LTE/Wimax antenna.  

    And I guess I don’t care what the
    WP7 fanboys have to say.  With less than 6% market share (per the
    latest comscore study), I’m pretty sure these phones were supposed to be
    made to entice android users like me….and I’m just not impressed.  

  • http://twitter.com/Translatethis27 Translatethis27

    I don’t get it.  I really don’t get it. 

    I’ve been interested in giving WP7 a chance, but they haven’t offered a feature phone yet that makes me entertain the thought.  
      

    Why don’t these phones have HDMI out?  Television integration is important.   
    As
    an example, on Android, you can download a video torrent, unzip the
    multi-part rar archive directly onto your phone, and plug the phone into
    your television for viewing.  I mean, it’s almost getting to the point
    where you can replace your media computer with a phone.     
     

    What about dual-core for future assurance?  I don’t care if WP7
    is optimized and Android isn’t.  That argument is quickly getting stale
    as apps are getting more and more complex and Google optimizes its ice
    cream sandwich OS for multi cores.   

    LTE? Come on man!  What’s
    the mobile broadband landscape going to look like when I’m 18 months
    into a 24 month contract in 2013?  I see no reason to jump over to WP7
    without an LTE/Wimax antenna.  

    And I guess I don’t care what the
    WP7 fanboys have to say.  With less than 6% market share (per the
    latest comscore study), I’m pretty sure these phones were supposed to be
    made to entice android users like me….and I’m just not impressed.  

  • http://twitter.com/Translatethis27 Translatethis27

    I don’t get it.  I really don’t get it. 

    I’ve been interested in giving WP7 a chance, but they haven’t offered a feature phone yet that makes me entertain the thought.  
      

    Why don’t these phones have HDMI out?  Television integration is important.   
    As
    an example, on Android, you can download a video torrent, unzip the
    multi-part rar archive directly onto your phone, and plug the phone into
    your television for viewing.  I mean, it’s almost getting to the point
    where you can replace your media computer with a phone.     
     

    What about dual-core for future assurance?  I don’t care if WP7
    is optimized and Android isn’t.  That argument is quickly getting stale
    as apps are getting more and more complex and Google optimizes its ice
    cream sandwich OS for multi cores.   

    LTE? Come on man!  What’s
    the mobile broadband landscape going to look like when I’m 18 months
    into a 24 month contract in 2013?  I see no reason to jump over to WP7
    without an LTE/Wimax antenna.  

    And I guess I don’t care what the
    WP7 fanboys have to say.  With less than 6% market share (per the
    latest comscore study), I’m pretty sure these phones were supposed to be
    made to entice android users like me….and I’m just not impressed.  

  • Guest

    “Having at least one area where we can do integrated hardware and software and learn from that probably produces better products,” Schmidt said

    Hey HTC, you listening? Think you’re gonna be on a even playing field with Google?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rknevhulaudzi Rendani K Nevhulaudzi

    Titan looks incredible, i love the 4.7″… Must have for WP7 fans

  • mhweb

    Does anyone knows if this phone awesome phone is going to be available in Verizon?
    Thanks,

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000171612790 Imeobong Isang

    well i would assum that this devicehas alot of subpixels because the screen doesnt look blurry at all