It’s got looks, great specs and runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. So whats not you like? Due to hit shelves for T-Mobile this December, the HTC Radar is the first 4G smartphone to run Microsoft’s refreshingly different mobile OS and offers a 3.8-inch display with a 1GHz CPU. The device is housed inside an aluminum unibody chassis and offers a sleek and stylish form factor. Front and rear cameras ensure you’ll be well equipped to take photos, videos and enjoy Skype calls. The rear 5MP camera is said to provide an image quality experience “beyond what you’d expect from a phone.” The media player supports a variety of audio and video formats including MP3, WMA, M4A (Apple lossless), M4B, MPEG4, WMV and 3GP.

Battery life looks solid at 10 hours of talk time and 480 hours on stand-by. The usual level of connectivity comes included such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass. Although Windows Phone 7 Mango provides a unique range of social networking, communications and web browsing features, it does impose a rather significant restriction on it’s devices. It doesn’t support microSD expansion, which means your stuck with the poultry 8GB of internal storage. This limitation could well be a deal breaker for many looking for this type of mid-range and affordable consumer handset. No pricing details are available just yet but we can expect to hear more on this one soon.


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