The HTC Titan II first reared its Titanic Windows visage at the consumer electronics show earlier this year, and it appears fans of the Windows phone operating system won’t have much longer to wait. AT&T recently dropped the price of the HTC Titan to $0.01 at select AT&T authorized retailers, usually a sign that a new handset is being released. Rampant rumors on the internet point to a release date of March 18 or 19, although AT&T has not verified or denied those dates. They recently placed a “coming soon” tag on the HTC Titan II online, and Microsoft joined them in adding the “coming soon” description for the Titan II on their Windows Phone site.
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And while the HTC Titan II will keep the same large 4.7 inch screen as its predecessor, as well as the same processor speed, continuing in the HTC tradition a couple of LTE firsts are delivered with his handset. The HTC Titan II will be the first Windows phone device offered on any LTE network, and the 16 megapixel camcorder with wide-angle lens bears the highest megapixel count of any smartphone on an LTE network, or any other network for that matter. The retail price has not been released, however, the original Titan was $200 only a month ago, so it is reasonable to expect the new HTC Titan II with all the upgrades and industry firsts will probably be priced between $249 and $299 on contract.
The handset also contains a 4G LTE radio, delivers the Windows 7.5 Mango operating system, renders visuals in 16 million unique colors, and pairs that industry-leading 16 megapixel camcorder with a front facing 1.3 megapixel chat cam. That front camera also provides video call support, and a Snapdragon S2 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz joins a graphics dedicated chip in the hardware package. Onboard storage runs 16 GB, and popular online destinations Twitter and Facebook have been pre-installed.
That rear mounted camcorder comes equipped with a dual LED flash and low light sensor, and offers the amateur shutterbug such helpful features as autofocus, digital zoom, panorama, geo-tagging, face detection and ISO control. The HTC Titan II is capable of providing video capture at 720P HD resolution, and the web browser on board supports both HTML and HTML5 technologies. DLNA video-out wireless access is offered, the HTC Titan II can be used as a central hub for multiple wireless devices, and wireless connectivity is offered through both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support. Buy the HTC Titan Windows Phone starting at just one penny, which is a $198 savings over the AT&T price tag!