T-Mobile makes the HTC Radar 4G official, announces HD7 Mango rolloutAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Yesterday T-Mobile officially announced availability details on both the HTC Amaze 4G and Samsung Galaxy S II, and today the folks at Magenta are keeping the good news coming, this time for Windows Phone fans. First up, T-Mobile just revealed that it plans to release the HTC Radar 4G in time for the holiday season. No details on the device's launch were given. T-Mobile's Radar 4G packs a 3.8-inch display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 5-megapixel camera with flash, and Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.
As for existing T-Mobile Windows Phone users, Magenta announced that the HTC HD7's update to Windows Phone 7.5 Mango will begin rolling out today, September 27th. The update will be sent out "gradually" to make sure that the process goes smoothly. HD7 owners can expect the following improvements:
- Local Scout
- Twitter and LinkedIn integrated within Windows Phone
- Bing Vision
- Ability to multitask while conserving battery life
- Improvements in software stability
- Hands-Free Voice Experience
All of you HD7 owners can learn how to check for and install the Mango update right here. Don't fret if your beloved HD7 don't receive the update right away, as these staggered roll outs can take up to a week or more to hit everyone. Once the update does make it to your neck of the woods, though, be sure to give us a shout and let us know how everything's working for you, k?
T-Mobile Announces Upcoming Availability of the HTC Radar 4G
Bellevue, Wash. — Sep. 27, 2011
Today, T-Mobile announced the upcoming availability of the HTC Radar™ 4G, our first Windows® Phone capable of 4G speeds on America’s Largest 4G Network®. The completely customizable smartphone pairs rich mobile entertainment features with the top-notch communications experience delivered by the latest version of Windows Phone, code-named Mango. This intuitive new operating system update will keep HTC Radar 4G customers connected and entertained just about wherever life takes them with its new and innovative communication features centered on people, along with preloaded entertainment applications and the ability to multitask between apps.
The HTC Radar 4G is elegantly crafted with an aluminum unibody design for a sleek and stylish appearance. Sporting a large 3.8-inch LCD touch screen display with a virtual QWERTY keyboard and powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon™ processor, the HTC Radar 4G delivers an efficient mobile communications experience at 4G speeds. The smartphone provides a comprehensive productivity experience with fully integrated Microsoft® Exchange and calendar as well as Microsoft Office Hub and Internet Explorer® 9 for a fast, beautiful Web experience. Additionally, the new smartphone is equipped with dedicated camera button for easy access to the 5-megapixel camera with LED flash so you never miss a photo opportunity, even if the phone is locked.
The HTC Radar 4G is expected to be available at T-Mobile in the U.S. in time for the holidays. More information will be available at http://www.t-mobile.com/.