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HTC Radar To Cost £350 at Amazon

The HTC Radar has gone on preorder at Amazon for a rather expensive £350 with an expected release date set for the 15th of October 2011.

The smartphone is not that different (opens in new tab) from the HTC 7 Trophy, a handset that currently retails for around £220 and which, like the HTC Radar, comes with a 1GHz Qualcomm SoC.

There's also a five-megapixel camera with a F/2.2 camera lens, LED flash, 720p HD video recording, a 3.8-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, no microSD slot, 512MB RAM and 8GB onboard storage.

The Radar - which comes with a metallic and white body - also has a front-facing camera, a 1520mAh battery and like the HTC Titan doesn't come with any Sense user interface.

The rest of the features remind us of the Titan: there's Bluetooth, a 1520mAh battery, Wi-Fi, loads of sensors, a "people hub" and much more.

The Titan will face some serious competition with the likes of the HTC Trophy ironically giving it a hard time, given that it costs a third less and will be upgradable to Windows Phone Mango.

No network has listed the HTC Radar on preorder yet, which bodes badly for the success of this mid-level Windows Phone smartphone.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.