AT&T HTC Titan II unveiled as the worlds first 4G LTE Windows Phone
Today at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, HTC unveiled the HTC Titan II. This will be HTC’s first Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) device to run on AT&T’s 4G LTE. This new phone is also anticipated to be exclusive to AT&T in the U.S. The HTC Titan II is driven by a powerful Qualcomm’s 1.5 GHz Snapdragon™ S2 processor. This speedy processor companion-ed with a 1,730mAh battery will allow the user the browse the web, stream media, and download files quickly.
The 4.7-inch super LCD screen and HTC Watch app provides users with a great way to watch movies and TV shows while on the go. Those preferring to game will not be disappointed either as HTC is including the XBox Live app preloaded.
The camera on the new HTC Titan II offers an unprecedented 16-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.6 wide-angle lens, autofocus, dual LED flash, red eye reduction, image stabilization and a backside-illuminated sensor. Video chat is possible using the 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The Titan II also delivers 720p video recording capabilities for those of you that prefer family movies to family pictures.
The Live Tile display provides a centralized location on the homescreen for news and social network updates. Business users will appreciate the updated Windows Phone Office Hub and improved integration with Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Outlook Mobile. In addition, there will be many HTC exclusive apps available through the HTC Hub inside the Windows Marketplace.
AT&T has not released any pricing details, but they were kind enough to announce that the HTC Titan II would be available “in the coming month.” We’re hoping to get some hands-on time with the HTC titan II this evening. Stay tuned for more pictures and our initial thoughts on the world’s first 4G LTE Windows Phone.
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HTC ANNOUNCES HTC TITAN II —
HTC’S FIRST 4G LTE WINDOWS PHONE
HTC’s LTE Portfolio Expands With Fourth LTE Smartphone;
Latest Windows Phone from HTC to Run on AT&T’s 4G LTE Network in U.S.
LAS VEGAS — Jan. 9, 2012 — At the 2012 International CES, HTC Corp. today introduced the HTC TITAN™ II as the company’s first Windows Phone to run on a 4G LTE network. Available in the coming months to AT&T customers, the smartphone includes the largest display among Windows Phones, an advanced 16-megapixel digital camera and access to 4G LTE* speeds.
“HTC’s history of innovation in 4G technology includes delivering the first 4G-powered devices to each major carrier in the U.S., so it is exciting today to continue that leadership with our first 4G LTE Windows Phone, the HTC TITAN II,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corp. “This full-featured smartphone combines HTC’s design with AT&T’s high-speed 4G LTE network and Microsoft’s powerful Windows Phone software, giving people more of what they crave.”
The HTC TITAN II comes equipped with a brilliant 4.7-inch super LCD capacitive touchscreen display for an optimized viewing experience when watching movies, playing games or enjoying photos and videos. The HTC TITAN II offers quick and easy access to the latest movies and TV shows via HTC Watch and on-the-go gaming with Xbox LIVE.
Packed with advanced imaging technology, the HTC TITAN II features a 16-megapixel camera with a wide-angle lens, autofocus, dual LED flash, red eye reduction, image stabilization, a backside-illuminated sensor and a physical camera button, offering a viable replacement for digital point-and-shoot cameras. The HTC TITAN II delivers a number of features that HTC has developed to help consumers capture photos in a variety of conditions; for instance, panoramic shot for sweeping landscapes and burst shot for action photography. The smartphone also enables 720p HD video recording with the rear-facing camera, as well as on-the-go video chat over Wi-Fi with its 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
Access to AT&T’s speedy 4G LTE network paired with Qualcomm’s 1.5 GHz Snapdragon™ S2 processor, enables the HTC TITAN II to deliver fast Web surfing, streaming and downloading. This new powerful smartphone will also feature a 1,730mAh lithium ion battery to support the robust mobile experience on one of the fastest 4G LTE networks.
Featuring the latest version of Windows Phone, the HTC TITAN II enhances connectivity, efficiency and productivity for busy consumers with its large on-screen keyboard and instant access to Windows Phone Office Hub, Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Outlook Mobile. The Live Tile display brings friend and family groups to life and delivers the latest updates and news from popular social networks directly to the home screen. HTC TITAN II customers will also be able to download a number of exclusive HTC applications for free within Windows Marketplace through HTC Hub.
The HTC TITAN II is expected to become available exclusively from AT&T in the U.S. in the coming months.
*Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. 4G speeds delivered by LTE, or HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul, where available. Deployment ongoing. Compatible data plan required. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.[/toggle_box]