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HTC Radar 4G Windows Phone (T-Mobile)
 
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HTC Radar 4G Windows Phone (T-Mobile)

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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)


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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 4.74 inches, 2.42 inches, 0.43 inches
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: GSM
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 462 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 575 hours
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 2.4 x 0.4 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0061QDXPG
  • Item model number: Radar
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #579,372 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

Product Description

The HTC Radar 4G is a state-of-the-art Windows Phone 7.5 Mango device featuring a 5 megapixel camera with HD video capture, multi-touch 3.8inch screen, Wi-Fi, and a 1 GHz processor. It also comes with internet browsing, GPS, video streaming and Bluetooth capability. The HTC Radar is a feature-packed smartphone with quad-band GSM modes supporting international use.

This device may require a data plan for activation. Please, contact your phone carrier for details. A 3G SIM card is required to activate this phone (not included).



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Elegantly crafted with an aluminum unibody, HTC Radar for T-Mobile brings you closer to the important things in life. It's powered by the latest Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) operating system, which boasts hundreds of improvements including multitasking, photo and video capture, and threaded conversations that move with you from text to Facebook and back again. You'll be able to keep yourself entertained with Xbox LIVE gaming and Zune-powered music and videos. And the Sense-powered HTC Hub brings you beautiful weather animations and handy tools to check stocks, take notes, enhance your photos, and more.



On-the-go power from the Windows Phone 7.5 OS (view larger).


Quickly capture photos and HD 720p videos via the dedicated camera key (see larger schematic view with all controls).
HTC Radar
At a Glance:

  • 3G/4G connectivity

  • Windows Phone 7.5 OS

  • 1.0 GHz single-core processor

  • 3.8-inch touchscreen

  • 8 GB memory

  • 5-MP camera + HD 720p video record

  • GPS navigation

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi

  • Stereo Bluetooth

  • Personal/corporate e-mail
At a Glance

This phone is specifically designed for T-Mobile's 4G HSPA+ mobile broadband network, which currently covers over 200 million people across the U.S. (read more about HSPA+ below). It also offers Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking as well as the ability to share its 3G/4G Internet connection with other laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled devices.

It delivers an incredible web and multimedia experience thanks to its extra-large, high-resolution 3.8-inch capacitive touchscreen. You'll be able to capture brilliant on-the-go photos and videos from its 5-megapixel camera/camcorder--which captures video in up to HD 720p resolution. You can also speak "face-to-face" with video calling via the front-facing camera.

The perfect portable office, the Radar enables efficient multitasking like viewing a presentation while you're on a conference call or listening to music while composing an e-mail. With its expansive screen and built-in Microsoft Office Mobile, you can create, edit and collaborate on documents quickly and easily. Advanced e-mail features like linked inboxes make it easy to manage multiple e-mail accounts and synchronize your to-do list and calendars in one place.

The pre-loaded T-Mobile TV app offers access to live and on-demand mobile HDTV on T-Mobile's 4G network, including free programming from select stations like ABC News NOW, FOX Sports, PBS Kids, and Azteca America. You can upgrade T-Mobile TV to a variety of premium packages, including Prime (with ESPN Mobile TV, Disney Channel, CNBC, and more), En Español, Life & Style, and Crackle Movies.

Powered by a single-core 1.0 GHz processor, the Radar also features an 8 GB internal memory, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, GPS for navigation and location services, a full HTML browser, and up to 7.7 hours of talk time.

Advanced Camera Capabilities

The HTC Radar includes a dedicated hardware camera button, enabling you to capture vivid images without unlocking the phone. An f/2.2 aperture lens and back-illuminated sensor provide improved low-light performance, making sure you never miss that perfect shot. With the 28mm wide-angle lens, you can capture more of the scene in front of you while the new panoramic feature lets you create dramatic pictures of skylines and landscapes. The Radar also shoots bright and vibrant HD (720p) videos. And with the HTC Photo Enhancer you can quickly touch up pictures and upload them to Facebook, tagging your friends as you go using automatic face detection built into Windows Phone 7.5.

On-the-Go Entertainment

The HTC Radar features HTC Watch--an application and service that puts an entire library of the latest, premium movies and TV shows right at your fingertips. HTC Watch uses progressive download technology that makes it possible to watch videos without waiting for a huge file to finish downloading. You can either rent or buy videos, and if purchased, you can watch them on up to five different HTC devices.

Vital Statistics

The HTC Radar weighs 4.83 ounces and measures 4.74 x 2.42 x 0.43 inches. Its 1520 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 7.7 hours of talk time, and up to 575 hours (24 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies, as well as T-Mobile's 3G/4G network (1700/2100 MHz; UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+).

What's in the Box

HTC Radar handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, documentation kit




The Power of Windows Phone 7.5

The Windows Phone 7.5 operating system has been designed to help you do more in less steps, and keep you updated on the things that are most important to you.

You can customize the Live Tiles on your Start Screen with what you care about--from people to web sites--and they'll continuously scan the web to keep you updated about your world at a glance.



Improved Live Tiles.


History view.

Windows Phone 7.5 also brings together the things you use most on your phone in six Hubs: People, Pictures, Office, Games, Music + Video, and Marketplace. Grouping them in Hubs like this lets you get to what you need, quicker, because you don't have to jump from apps to the web to contact lists.

The latest release of Windows Phone--version 7.5, codenamed "Mango"--has hundreds of improvements and new features. Here's just a sample:

Multitasking. Now you can keep your place in a game while reading e-mail or listen to music apps while texting. Many apps can run in the background, so you don't need to shut one down to use another--plus you can switch between open apps in a flash.

Improved Live Tiles. The Live Tiles on Start dish up more (and quicker) updates on your apps, and they're also a whole lot of fun--the Pictures Tile animates with a slideshow of your favorite snapshots and Group Tiles flash your friends' latest updates.

Threads. Start with a text, and finish in Facebook or Messenger chat (or vice versa). The whole conversation stays in one thread, and all it takes to switch back and forth is a tap.

Send a text with your voice. With Speech, you can text, search the web, and lots more, totally hands- (and sometimes eyes-) free. Your phone can even read you an incoming text, and then you can use Speech to dictate and send your reply.



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Driving directions. Your Windows Phone can get you where you're going by showing you on the map or giving you directions from where you are.

More social networks. Twitter and LinkedIn are now built into Windows Phone, so practically everything you do on your social networks is a tap away. Windows 7.5 also includes new ways to filter all those new contacts and their social updates.

Persistent camera settings. Now if you change camera settings--for instance, photo resolution, brightness, or another option your phone manufacturer might have included--you can save them for the next time you use the camera.

History view. Contact cards now show the history of your recent calls, e-mails, texts, and chats with the person. Just tap in the list to return the call or go to the thread.

Visual voice-mail. See your voice-mails in a list, then listen to them on your phone.

Sync with SkyDrive. You can sync your Office docs between SkyDrive and your phone, so you can edit them on your phone now, then edit some more on your computer later.



T-Mobile's Super-Fast 4G Mobile Broadband Network


As of October, 2011, T-Mobile's 4G (HSPA+ 21) network is available in over 190 major metropolitan areas across the U.S.--covering 200 million people across the country. Network upgrades will continue rolling out through 2012.

With typical download speeds that are on par with or faster than competing 4G technologies, T-Mobile's HSPA+ network provides fast data speeds, while allowing simultaneous voice and data capabilities for the ultimate wireless voice and data experience. You'll enjoy faster Web browsing, uninterrupted video streaming, and quicker app downloads.

T-Mobile's 4G mobile broadband network (powered by HSPA+) provides a theoretical capability of up to 21 Mbps peak download speeds, with average download speeds typically in the 5 to 8 Mbps range.




Connectivity

  • Blazing fast 4G speeds on T-Mobile's HSPA+ network for up to 3 times faster than standard 3G networks, while allowing simultaneous voice and data capabilities (compatible with 3G networks where 4G is unavailable).
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • Wi-Fi Sharing allows you to use your phone's 3G/4G mobile broadband to connect laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled devices to the Internet (up to 8 devices).
  • Onboard GPS for navigation and location services
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP audio streaming Bluetooth profiles.

Hardware

  • 1.0 GHz Qualcomm single-core processor speeds up everything--from playing games to watching shows to opening files from work.
  • 3.8-inch capacitive touchscreen (480 x 800 pixels)
  • MicroUSB port

Communications & Internet

  • HTML 5 web browser for accessing real web sites.
  • Text (SMS) and picture/video (MMS) messaging
  • Access to popular instant messaging services
  • Personal and work e-mail (supports Microsoft Exchange corporate e-mail)

Camera

  • 5-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash.
  • HD 720p video recording
  • VGA front camera for video chats and self portraits.

Multimedia

  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, and AAC
  • Video player compatible with MPEG4, WMV, H.264, and H.263

Memory

  • 8 GB internal memory
  • 512 MB of RAM

More Features

  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Speakerphone for hands-free communication.
  • Voice recorder
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility: M3/T3


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My wife is in love with this thing! November 30, 2011
(Some background: I have had an EVO for more than a year now. I also have an iPad 2 and had spent enough time with an iPhone 4)

:: First things first ::
This phone does not has as many apps as iPhone and it is not as flexible as an Android. However, it is fast, easy to use, simple and elegant which puts it in its own category. So, it is pretty similar to an iPhone in terms of user experience, but instead of "every app for its own" approach that Apple takes, Microsoft goes with "every app is part of the system". And believe me, it works so well that you can't believe how Windows Phone 7 (WP7) is not getting the attention it actually deserves.

:: Pros ::
- Timely updates + Good looks + Reliability
All without the ugliness of Blackberry OS. My wife had a Blackberry before and new Blackberry phones are just not on par with others. So, she wanted to get an Android but it was quite impossible to find a good looking one that is smaller than 4" and even when you find some, they were almost always slow as hell thanks to the crapware (I'm looking at you Nascar!) and skins HTC/Motorola/Samsung loves to put on them. Where as this phone provides a fluid vanilla OS experience with a couple of HTC and T-Mobile specific apps that, by design, cannot get in your way.

- The OS is directly supported by Microsoft, not manufacturer.
This means, like iPhone, she doesn't have to wait for update to be released by HTC like I do with my EVO.

- It already has most of the popular apps
And they are considerably high quality. This is mostly due to the Microsoft's involvement with major apps and also because there are no fragmentation issues since WP7 imposes certain hardware specs and the OS is the same regardless of the manufacturer.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this phone. January 6, 2012
Once Mango came out, I spent a lot of time searching for a 4G Windows Phone that I could use on T-Mobile. When The HTC Radar, Samsung Focus S and HTC Titan all hit the market and I tried to get my hand on the Titan of Focus S. Unfortuantely ATT was stingy and would not let me buy one of the phones without signing up for a contract, even if I was willing to buy it for full price. I gave up and went to T-Mobile and bought the only 4G Windows Phone on the T-Mobile network, the HTC Radar 4G. I was a little dissapointed that I had to go with this lower end model, but I was mistaken. This phone may be cheaper and not necessarily one of HTC's flagship phones but it has still been absoultely amazing to work.

I had an Android before this and abosultely loved the thing, I was a little hesitent to leave Android and go to the newer Windows Phone OS but eventually I jsut got sick of managing my phone and wanted to start using my phone. With Windows Phone 7.5, that is exactly what I got. I no longer spend hours trying to manage, tweak, root, customize and flash the rom on my phone. Now I just spend hours using it.

Email: The email on this is way easier to use and way better looking than it was on my HTC MyTouch 4g that I had before. It used to be that only emails on my GMail account came looking anywhere near what they wouuld look like on the computer. Any emails that came through on my other accounts came through as a jumbled mess of text and were barely legible. Now every single email, regardless of account comes through looking identical to what it would on the computer, just smaller. I never use to actually check my email on my phone, it was just too much of a pain. Now I find myself checking my email on my phone more frequently than on my computer.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great upgrade from Android phone November 26, 2011
I recently bought this Mango phone and switched to T-Mobile after a close friend recommended it. I had an Android phone with the old carrier and hated every second of using it. I was cursing at it even in public, which is not a good thing where I live. Anyway, I've had this phone for a whole week and I whole-heartedly love it and recommend it!

Now, I want to say that the biggest drawback about this phone for some people, but not for me, is the lack of expansion memory. It has 8GB flash memory builtin and 6.9GB of that can be used by the user for storage. I rarely listen to music other than on my car radio and I never watch video on the go, and the only portable media I'm gonna utilize are e-books, for which the Mango has the best mobile version of the Amazon Kindle app, and Amazon lets you store the Kindle books on the cloud. I just plan to use my new Radar for social networking, calendaring, and apping. So 6.9GB should be more than enough for me, at least before my 2-yr contract runs out. I've installed about 30 apps including a couple that take up about 18MB each but altogether they haven't taken up much space at all. And the Kindle app is intelligent in caching my ebooks, so for me storage will not be a concern. But if you want to load loads of music and video, you should consider the HTC Titan, with expansion storage support and a much bigger screen! The Radar's screen is the same size as the iPhone, or so I heard, and it's bright and highly viewable.

I truly like the Mango's smooth, fluid interface! The tiles on the home screen are live, and easy to see, and reflect realtime info. Scrolling through the tiles or the app list, is extremely smooth, unlike on a lot of Android phones and even the latest iPhone (yes, I've tried that, too).
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3.0 out of 5 stars HTC Windows Radar Phone
My husband, myself, and my son all have this Windows HTC Radar phones. My husband and I have never had a problem with our phones, however for the past 6-8 months, my son has had... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Lisa
5.0 out of 5 stars best phone ever - AND accepts custom ringtones !
The manual makes no mention of custom ringtones, so let me first provide this most useful info:

This process works for me - I'm sure there are other methods that work,... Read more
Published on September 14, 2012 by David K
5.0 out of 5 stars Elegant and well-designed!
I've had this phone for almost a year now. I bought it to replace a much higher-powered Android phone (the T-Mobile G2x). Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars This phone is awesome
To start, I love this phone so much that I didn't even buy it off of amazon. First off, amazingly fast, both with internet and the phone itself. Read more
Published on July 1, 2012 by palazzo96
4.0 out of 5 stars A great little phone
I love this little phone! It's just about perfect. I've had it since December, so six months.

Pros:
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-Great interface
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1.0 out of 5 stars SUCKS MONKEY BALLS!!!!!!
I don't normally write reviews but here goes. This device is an expensive piece of SugarHoneyIceTea!!!! 1. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and Smooth
This is by far the best Phone I've had. Recently went through 3 Samsung Galaxy S II's, which constantly had issues. Read more
Published on May 17, 2012 by Jeremy
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Phone I've ever Had
I've had this phone since November 2011, and I have to say this is the best phone I've ever had. It's been almost 6 months and I keep getting surprised by this amazing phone. Read more
Published on May 10, 2012 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars coming from android (galaxy s2 and note)
A review of windows phone and HTC Radar.

Allow me to tell you about myself before getting into the review. I am a male college student and tech enthusiast. Read more
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I love this little guy. It is an amazing phone, fast and easy to use. The lack of Apps can be a downside at times. Read more
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