HTC has finally come clean on its Windows Phone Mango plans, launching the Titan and the Radar, the two handsets that will carry its WinPho challenge into the holiday season.
The Titan is the more interesting sounding of the two, living up to its name with a 4.7in screen but keeping to a slender 9.9mm waistline – impressive stuff.
So the Titan and the Radar – those are the two new phones HTC has been teasing us with over the last few... er, can it be just days? We've been musing about so many different HTC phones lately it somehow seems a bit disappointing that the end result here is just the two.
But that's not the fault of this Mango-flavoured pair themselves, to be fair, and they do actually seem to be quite the serious mobile contenders.
Starting with the Titan, aside from its massive 480 x 800-resolution screen it also has an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture and 28mm wide-angle lens. You get 720p video shooting too – ho, hum – and the HTC Photo Enhancer service will let you do some quick editing and upload straight to Facebook, complete with the auto-face tagging built into Windows Phone. Nice.
There's also a front-facing 1.3MP camera for video calls, and that sub-1cm thickness comes in the form of a curved body made from a brushed aluminium shell. To be honest it doesn't look quite as slick as it sounds, but it's not an unattractive piece of mobile hardware all the same.
On the inside is a beefy 1.5GHz processor of unspecified variety at this stage, together with 512MB of RAM and “up to” 16GB of internal storage.
The HTC Radar, meanwhile, dials the screen size down to “just” 3.8in, but gives you the same camera smarts although with a slightly slower 1GHz processor. Internal storage is up to 8GB, and you get the same 512MB of memory to play with.
However, in both cases the real question is Windows Phone Mango itself. We've been reading about the massive list of improvements for months, now it's time to stop talking the talk and start, well, you know the rest.
The good news is that HTC reckons the Titan and Radar will be with us as soon as next month, so we won't have too long to wait for some answers.