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AT&T announces HTC Titan II LTE phone

AT&T announces the Titan II at CES

AT&T unveiled what could only be the flagship of their new line of LTE Windows phones.  The HTC Titan II, like it's predecessor, has a huge 4.7-inch screen.  However, unlike the original, the Titan II packs a mind-blowing 16 mega-pixel rear camera with fast wide-angle lens (f2.6, 28mm), autofocus, and dual LED flash.  It also features red eye reduction, image stabilization, panorama mode, and burst shot mode and records 720p HD video.  Combined with a 1.5GHz Snapdragon and AT&T's speedy LTE, the Titan II is a juggernaut.

The Titan II also comes with 16GB storage, 512MB RAM, 1730mAh battery and a 1.3 mega-pixel front-facing camera.  We've got full secs and the presser after the break.

Titan II press shot

HTC ANNOUNCES HTC TITAN II —
HTC’S FIRST 4G LTE WINDOWS PHONE

HTC’s LTE Portfolio Expands With Fourth LTE Smartphone;
Latest Windows Phone from HTC to Run on AT&T’s 4G LTE Network in U.S.

LAS VEGAS — Jan. 9, 2012 — At the 2012 International CES, HTC Corp. today introduced the HTC TITAN™ II as the company’s first Windows Phone to run on a 4G LTE network. Available in the coming months to AT&T customers, the smartphone includes the largest display among Windows Phones, an advanced 16-megapixel digital camera and access to 4G LTE* speeds.

“HTC’s history of innovation in 4G technology includes delivering the first 4G-powered devices to each major carrier in the U.S., so it is exciting today to continue that leadership with our first 4G LTE Windows Phone, the HTC TITAN II,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corp. “This full-featured smartphone combines HTC’s design with AT&T’s high-speed 4G LTE network and Microsoft’s powerful Windows Phone software, giving people more of what they crave.”

The HTC TITAN II comes equipped with a brilliant 4.7-inch super LCD capacitive touchscreen display for an optimized viewing experience when watching movies, playing games or enjoying photos and videos. The HTC TITAN II offers quick and easy access to the latest movies and TV shows via HTC Watch and on-the-go gaming with Xbox LIVE.

Packed with advanced imaging technology, the HTC TITAN II features a 16-megapixel camera with a wide-angle lens, autofocus, dual LED flash, red eye reduction, image stabilization, a backside-illuminated sensor and a physical camera button, offering a viable replacement for digital point-and-shoot cameras. The HTC TITAN II delivers a number of features that HTC has developed to help consumers capture photos in a variety of conditions; for instance, panoramic shot for sweeping landscapes and burst shot for action photography. The smartphone also enables 720p HD video recording with the rear-facing camera, as well as on-the-go video chat over Wi-Fi with its 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.

Access to AT&T’s speedy 4G LTE network paired with Qualcomm’s 1.5 GHz Snapdragon™ S2 processor, enables the HTC TITAN II to deliver fast Web surfing, streaming and downloading. This new powerful smartphone will also feature a 1,730mAh lithium ion battery to support the robust mobile experience on one of the fastest 4G LTE networks.

Featuring the latest version of Windows Phone, the HTC TITAN II enhances connectivity, efficiency and productivity for busy consumers with its large on-screen keyboard and instant access to Windows Phone Office Hub, Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Outlook Mobile. The Live Tile display brings friend and family groups to life and delivers the latest updates and news from popular social networks directly to the home screen. HTC TITAN II customers will also be able to download a number of exclusive HTC applications for free within Windows Marketplace through HTC Hub.

The HTC TITAN II is expected to become available exclusively from AT&T in the U.S. in the coming months.

*Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets.  4G speeds delivered by LTE, or HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul, where available.  Deployment ongoing.  Compatible data plan required. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.  Learn more at att.com/network.

About HTC

Founded in 1997, HTC Corp. (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense™, a multilayered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.

 

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Holy Crap....its a monster

danzinho16 says:

16MP with 720P HD video ? Awn man =/

Verkunder says:

Makes me regular Titan seem... eh?

My HD7 now seems ancient.

Inka says:

The Titan 2 or the Nokia WP (you know it's gonna be great)?! Decisions decisions!

Residing says:

Still a boring look.  16MP and only 16GB on board storage, eh.  Skydrive usage should see an uptick.

JohnCz says:

boring look?  isn't that what cases were meant for?  imo, the killer camera specs make up for any lack of bling.  and with all WP7 devices, the gorgeous ui completes the device.

invertme says:

Looks very nice to me. The Titan looks and feels fantastic.

BucDan says:

As a Titan owner, I feel outdated after 3 months and I'm mad...

dtreo says:

Now you know what it's like to be an Android owner. :)
 

Dark_Halmut says:

This only add LTE (at a severe battery cost) and some more megapixels. Your Titan is still a killer device.

1jaxstate1 says:

If it has a bigger battery. I say it's a nice upgrade. The Titan still rocks though.

I feel cheated. If they kept the exact same phone and only added LTE then I'd be fine but this is a FULL UPGRADE

Los says:

Technology moves on, so does life. You made your choice. Now live with it. There's ALWAYS gonna be something better later on

dtreo says:

I have this quote stitched on a pillow in my rec room.
 

I paid .99 for my Titan. This one most certainly will be allot more so I am living fine with my choice.
 
 

invertme says:

This phone is still like 6 months out from being in stores. So, not too terrible of a life span for the original Titan. Besided I don't concider it a real replacement - just a minor upgrade to the Titan 1.

fpostrow says:

Titan II ... they should have named it Godzilla, cuz that thing is a monster.

trazer says:

Availaible in coming months....
 
I want a real date please.  Months is a long time freame lol.  I get my choice of Windows Phones here soon for free, so this phone and whatever Nokia is bringing out is what I'm thinking I will get.  I really, really like the large screen of the Titan.  I have the HD7s now and I'm not sure I'll be content with "only" 4.3 on the Nokia though I've really been waiting on a Nokia device.

Auric Jarrel says:

So I'm definitely leaving T-Mobile if all I have to chose from is the Radar and the 710 as "upgrades" from the HD7. Meanwhile AT&T gets the Focus Flash, S, Titan, Titan II and possible Lumia 900. I want a carrier who's commited to getting the best out of the platform.

Mr4eyes86 says:

Wow....I'd be totally pissed if I went ahead and used my upgrade for the titan, only to find out this awesomness came out only 3 months later...Looks like I'll be cancelling my contract with T-mobile and heading to AT&T. 

kidjenius says:

HOLY CRAP. i thin twitter is overloading just cuz of this beast, can't log on right now lol
 
WOWWWW 16 MP?! LTE! BEAAST

1jaxstate1 says:

High Fivew to everyone who has a upgrade available!

Alvarez15 says:

SOOOO is AT&T the only carrier supporting WP?
As a Sprint customer... Im very dissapointed :/ 
If i dont see any WP phone for sprint by the end of CES... im switching to AT&T!!

dtreo says:

With their financial committment to Apple, and their success with Android, I just don't think Sprint is in a position to attempt a large push with WP7. I would love to have them give us options like the Titan 2 and 900, but I doubt it. I bet they want to see WP7 make market gains with other carriers (which it just hasn't) before they get too heavily onboard.
Just thinking logically about their strategy. I would love to see some good Sprint WP7 options.

johaas says:

As a Verizon customer...I understand your pain. Verizon is making it really hard to stay with them, but I just don't know about giving up my unlimited data :(

Gmotagi says:

Hehe pure awesomeness, 16MP RawRRRRRR!

poddie says:

So I've never really understood all the different communication methods the various cell providers use... but is this LTE the same as what Verizon uses?  Is it at least possible that Verizon might pull their head out of their ass and offer this?
 
Yeah, didn't think so.

johaas says:

So Verizon says (or at least the rumor was) that they won't jump on board with WP until they start releasing LTE phones. LTE phones start coming out and now Verizon is nowhere to be seen? I would be laughing if it weren't so sad.

ChrisLynch says:

No, as Verizon uses a different radio bands (Spectrum) for their LTE network, that is not compatible with what AT&T uses.  I for one hope that Verizon get's off their damn high horse and picks up better Windows Phone options, although I am an AT&T customer.  Without Verizon, Windows Phone will continue to suffer low sales numbers, besides the other gigantic hurdles it has to overcome.

Reaction80 says:

So was Microsoft just using us here in Europe as a test group or what? Now the US are gonna get this beast AND the Lumia 900 and the UK is getting..... squat. Am I incorrect?

Dark_Halmut says:

Yes you are. The Lumia 800 is a killer device. Bigger screen doesnt always mean better. Im still perfectly happy with my Samsung Focus.

Reaction80 says:

You're right mate. I love my 800 to bits (not literally I hope)

robgab999 says:

Same here. I'm actually quite reluctant to get a new device because of the 32gb extra storage I was able to add to my focus. Odds are I won't be switching phones any time soon.

I'm going to get either this or the lumia 900. This is a true beauty and the beast phone lol.

ScubaDog says:

<ahem> Packing all that with only a 16GB storage capacity?  What is the deal with all these OEMs?  The Nokia device will be equally anemic.  I have 40GB of storage capacity (with 8GB left unused at this point) on my original Focus, which shows no signs of slowing down.  I just don't see the other improvements as enough to convince me to shell out $$ for what I don't even classify as a true upgrade.  Man, I wish these people would get with the program.  It's just stupid not to produce at least one device with 32GB.  Either that, or someone needs to yank the option of internal microSD card out of mothballs. 
LTE is still QUITE LIMITED in deployment (we likely won't see it here on the border for another 2-3 years), so that's of no import to me.  And unless Microsoft would like to up their free storage on the Skydrive to about 64GB, then that's not much more use, either.
So, no changing devices yet for me.

scdkad says:

I think they blew it-should have been 32gb storage instead of 16mp camera...
And like you said most ATT customers won't see LTE til the end of the year at the earliest.

mesonto says:

But only 16gb storage. Next. Why are the phone manufacturers skimping on memory. My next WP7 will have 32mb or I will stick with my samsung focus which has 22mb. (8 internal +16 on a storage card)

scdkad says:

I don't get it. Were the masses screaming for a 16mp camera? Nope. Are the masses screaming for more than 16gb of storage? Yes. (I'm not). Money would have been better spent on 32gb storage. I think they blew it here..

Mars2003 says:

The "Old" Titan has an F2.2 lens, has too much been sacraficed to get to 16MP?
Reviews will likely tell all.
 

Mooncow27 says:

Makes my HTC Surround look weak. But, so did every other release, even 1st gen, lol. I would love to get this monster. I just may in another year and a half. Assuming it comes to Telus in Canada. I won't hold my breath. But 18 months is a long way away.

Narr says:

It seems strange to bring out version 2 of a product so soon, despite technology moving so swiftly there will be a number of annoyed people out there.