First Look: HTC Radar 4G with Windows Phone Mango

Tonight at Pepcom Mobile Focus at CTIA in San Diego, I got my hands on a few Windows Phone Mango devices, including the HTC Radar 4G on T-Mobile. The Radar ships with Windows Phone Mango, Microsoft’s update to its mobile platform. The Mango update has been sent to existing Windows Phone customers already, but there haven’t been any phones in the U.S. that have shipped with Mango.

The HTC Radar is a stunning piece of hardware. Like most of the high-end HTC phones out there, it has that solid, yet attractive unibody aluminum build. What makes it stand out, however, is its all-white color scheme. The white hardware is actually quite striking against the bold colors of Mango.

The other notable thing about the Radar is that it is the first Mango phone to support T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S II and the HTC Amaze 4G, however, it won’t support T-Mobile’s faster HSPA+ 42 network; it will support HSPA+ 14.4. It was hard to test data speeds at this particular event, however, as the signal was fairly unstable.

Other than the design, the specs are pretty basic: It is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, sports a 3.8-inch LCD display and has a 5-megapixel camera. Unlike the first generation of HTC Windows Phones, it also has a front-facing camera.

Neither pricing nor availability has been announced. We’ll have a full rated review as soon as the HTC Radar is launched.

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