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T-Mobile HTC Radar 4G - 1st Impressions [Video]

T-Mobile released the HTC Radar just a few days ago and we've gotten our grubby little hands on a review unit. First impressions? This Windows Phone is nice.

The HTC Radar is deceptively large with its rounded edges and feels really good in the hand. If I had to compare the Radar's feel to another Windows Phone it would be closest to the Focus but with a smoother and lighter feel to it. The 3.8" WVGA screen is nice in both appearance and responsiveness.

Not sure if many will like the small storage capacity (with preloaded stuff only 6.12GB free) and the white/silver color pattern does take some getting used to. Personally and at no fault of the Radar, I don't like the color pattern. I would much rather have seen this phone in gun metal, black or even light gray.

Color preference asides, the HTC Radar makes a very nice impression. The new Windows Phone feels good in the hand, is solidly built, and zips along rather nicely.  We've got the review unit for a few days, will take it out for a test drive and get a full review up shortly. If there's anything in particular you would like us to take note of, feel free to let us know in the comments. If it's possible, we'll add it to the review.

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Mestiphal says:

I should open my own wp7 news site, even if just to get phones out of it :)

We don't keep review phones ;-) They're just loaners.Having said that, I did *buy* one and signed a 2 year contract with TMo.

Judge_Daniel says:

Whoah, while reading this article, the ad to the right was for the tmo Radar. It is just like the ad in all of the newspapers (hand with writing), except that things pop up and then go away.

microhaxo#WP says:

It's too bad the reception isn't that great.

I have excellent reception.

samuch says:

All the ads seem to claim it has a great camera so I'd like to see some sample pictures.

It's the same sensor as the Titan, just 5MP. Basically it's backlit and much more sensitive meaning yes, it's waaaaay better than anything HTC has offered so far ;-)

foosball says:

I'd like to know how one can deal with the inevitable battery longevity issues. I would expect that after a year of heavy use the battery life won't be as fantastic and may even need replacing. How do you deal with that?

Working on clarification on this issue. Right now, I'm assuming you would have to send the phone in to HTC should a battery issue develop.

PhilR8 says:

You should change the theme on the Radar to be a black background so that it's the same as the other devices you're comparing it to. Or change them all to a white background. That said, the Radar's screen actually looks very good. But I'm with you, George: I just don't like the white/gray color scheme. Makes the device look like a toy in all the wrong ways.

Phil... I'll add a short video to the review comparing the screens using the same theme colors.

Jazmac says:

I like it. Thanks for the review George. I look forward to your test drive video.

awesumjon says:

Wait, what was that in the settings? "SIM Applications" ??? Or is that just a borrowed phone for review?