Tag: HTC

Awesome new Windows Phone 8 phones coming

Windows Phone 8 Logo

In the past day Samsung and Nokia showed there new Windows Phone 8 phones and HTC will show the new lineup in the next days. I really excited and can’t wait to get one of the new Windows Phone 8 phones.

Samsung brings a new stylish Windows Phone 8 called Samsung Ativ S.

samsung ativ S Windows Phone

  • 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED screen
  • just 8.7mm thin
  • 2300mAh battery
  • 8 Megapixel camera
  • NFC

Nokia announced two new Windows Phone 8 phones called Nokia Lumia 820 and the new flagship device the Nokia Lumia 920. Both bring some cool new features like wireless charring and NFC. The Lumia 920 has also Nokias PureView camera technology included which looks pretty amazing.

nokia-lumia-820

  • 4.3 inch screen
  • 8 Megapixel camera
  • Carl Zeiss Tessar lens
  • 8GB + 32 GB microSD

nokia-lumia-920

  • 4.5 inch Pure Motion HD+ IPS LCD
  • 8.7 Megapixel PureView camera
  • Wireless charring
  • NFC

And there are also some great accessories which I missed for the most phones (expect the iPhone). For example the JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker is on of the great accessories which makes use of NFC and Bluetooth.

JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker



Finally got my Nokia Lumia 900

Nokia Lumia 900

Now after using the HTC TITAN for a while I finally got my Nokia Lumia 900 here in Switzerland. My first Windows Phone was the HTC Trophy which I got back in in November 2010. One year later I got the HTC TITAN and the Nokia Lumia 800.

Now since yesterday I own the Nokia Lumia 900, and I think it is the best Windows Phone at the moment.

 

Some of the key features or reasons for the Lumia 900 are:

  • Great Nokia build quality
  • Awesome design
  • 4.3 inch screen perfect size for me
  • Great display colors
  • Good 8 MP camera
  • Internet Sharing (still waiting for a update for my Lumia 800)
  • super fast (Like in every other Windows Phone)
  • excellent antenna performance (I am at some places where I get really bad signal, and other phones like the iPhone and the HTC Titan are dropping calls from time to time, my Lumia 900 gets a much better reception.)
  • Windows Phone OS

You can get some more information about the Nokia Lumia 900 on the Nokia Website.

Update:

btw. my Nokia Lumia 900 is running Windows Phone Tango (OS Version: 7.10.8773.98.) with Internet Sharing

Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 900Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 900

 

 



Nokia Lumia 900 Swisscom Bundle

Nokia Lumia 900

Last week Swisscom started to take pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 900 (Windows Phone). Now they also offer a great bündle deal with a Nokia Lumia and Monster Purity headphones.

Nokia Lumia 900 Swisscom Pre-Order

I can’t wait to replace my current Nokia Lumia 800 and my HTC TITAN with the new Nokia Lumia 900.



My first year with Windows Phone

WinodwsPhoneMangoLogo

Exactly one year ago I got my first Windows Phone. Since then a lot has change and Windows Phone has really improved.

After the first update, called NoDo, I could leave my iPhone 4 behind and change to the HTC 7 Trophy. Of course the hardware was nowhere near the iPhone 4 but the Windows Phone OS was just great. Now one year later there is a lot of good Windows Phone hardware out there and the Windows Phone OS has improved with Mango.

I am sure there will be a lot more great Windows Phone stuff in the future.

Windows Phone HTC TITAN

 

 



First Update for the HTC TITAN

HTC TITAN update

Only 2 days after my small HTC TITAN review HTC released the first update for the TITAN. I could not find any information about this update, but there is no visible change at the moment.

HTC TITAN update

HTC TITAN update



Another HTC TITAN Windows Phone review

HTC TITAN

I know I said the Nokia Lumia 800 would be my next Windows Phone, but after Nokia announced that the release date of the Lumia 800 in Switzerland would be Q1/2012 I could not resist to buy a HTC TITAN.

I also know there are a lot of good HTC TITAN reviews already out, but I think maybe I can add some useful information for some people and help them decide. I don’t wanna talk to much about the Windows Phone software, because everyone knows already that Windows Phone 7.5 is a great phone OS.

HTC TITAN Windows Phone

 

HTC TITAN Windows Phone

Hardware

I was an iPhone user for a long time. Last year I decided to buy my first Windows Phone which was a HTC 7 Trophy. The Trophy was not really a great hardware device, it felt cheap and the camera and the screen were really bad. To be fair it was the cheapest Windows Phone at this time.
Now with the TITAN, HTC made a really big step in terms of build quality and features of the device. The HTC TITAN feels like a real high quality phone.
Now as you can see and read it is one of the biggest devices out there. With a 4.7-inch screen, 131.5mm height and 70.7mm width it sounds like a huge phone, but if you compare it to other phones it not a lot more to carry around. I compared it to a bunch of other phones like the 4-inch Samsung Omina 7, 4.3-inch Samsung Galaxy S2 and the 4.3-inch HTC Desire HD. And it really does not matter if you have a HTC Desire or a HTC TITAN to carry around. It actually feels really light in your pocket and does not use that much space because it is just 9.9mm thick.
I never was a fan of big phones, and I was not sure if the HTC TITAN wasn’t too big for me. But after the first days I really started to like the size and it isn’t a problem at all.
you want to compare different phones in size you can use www.phone-size.com.

Windows Phone

Camera

One of the best features of the HTC TITAN is the great camera. In all reviews everyone mentioned the great camera of the HTC TITAN and it sure is. It’s not just the quality of the images, it has also some extra features like burst shots and panorama shot which allows you to create beautiful panorama pictures.
If you want to compare different cameras you can do this on digitalversus.com.

Performance and battery life

You cannot really say something bad about the performance of the HTC TITAN because it is the fastest Windows Phone device at this moment. This is not only because of the 1.5GHz CPU, which is the fastest CPU in a Windows Phone at the moment, it also because of the new flash storage HTC build in which makes App launching and taking pictures a lot faster.
Even with this huge screen the TITAN has a better battery life than my HTC Trophy before. I could use the HTC Trophy for one day and the HTC TITAN runs about 1.5 days without recharge.

Display

The 4.7-inch display is huge and the Super LCD display steps up to the AMOLED displays from Samsung. Now the only bad thing you could say about the display is the low resolution, but this is not HTC fault. All Windows Phone devices require a resolution of 480×800 which makes it easier for developer.

Overall

Even I would like to get a device with a smaller screen, I think the HTC TITAN is at the moment the best Windows Phone you can get here in Switzerland. Nokia will release their Windows Phones in Q1/2012 in Switzerland and Samsung did not announce an European version of the Samsung Focus S, which makes the HTC the one and only flagship device in Switzerland.

+ Great Screen Quality
+ Good battery life
+ Good performance
+ Very Good camera
+ Good build quality

– Maybe to big for some people

Important Hardware Specs

  • 1.5GHz
  • 4.7-inchSuper LCD display 800 x 480
  • 8 megapixel dual-LED flash
  • Video recording 720p at 30fps
  • Cellular quadband UMTS / HSPA (14.4Mbps) quadband GSM
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Memory 512MB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 1,600mAh Battery

Pictures

HTC TITAN Ad

Other Reviews

Winrumors.com
Engadget.com

 



HTC TITAN and Radar now ready to deliver at digitec

Since this morningdigitec has the new Windows Phones form HTC available and ready to deliver.

Digitec Windows Phone

HTC TITAN on HTC.com

HTC Radar on HTC.com

HTC TITAN Review on winrumors.com