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HTC Titan Goes On Preorder At Amazon For £490

The HTC Titan, currently the biggest Windows Phone handset on the market, has gone on preorder at Amazon for £490 with an estimated delivery date set for mid October 2011.

The Titan is the top of the range Windows Phone (opens in new tab) handset at HTC and will be the direct successor to the HTC HD7 with a 4.7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, an eight megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture lens.

The device has a 9.9mm unibody contoured design, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, the same as the HTC Flyer, with dual LED flash and 720p HD recording capabilities.

Other features include a number of arrays, 512MB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera (possibly with Skype compatibility), a 1600mAh battery with at least 410 minutes talk time, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

At 160g, it is the lightest of the large screen handsets around but does lack a microSD card slot; we're also slightly disappointed with the screen resolution which should really be 1280x800 pixels.

The Titan will have a hard time competing against the only other HTC large screen Windows Phone smartphone, the HD7.

Given that this handset is currently retailing for around £350 - and falling - and will almost certainly get Windows Phone 7, it will definitely get some attention.

Désiré Athow
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 ITProPortal.com 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.