The phone pictured above may look a lot like the HTC Titan, but according to a reliable source, this will indeed be a distinct device, the LTE-capable HTC Radiant tipped by Paul Thurrott to land on AT&T.
We’ve initially heard of the Radiant way back in April when we saw a list of device names trademarked by the Taiwanese manufacturer and then app logs featured the phone in August. More recently, Radiant was rumored to be among a trio of AT&T-bound, LTE-infused Windows Phones poised for launch at CES, along with the Nokia Lumia 900 “Ace” and still-mysterious Samsung Mendel.
There are still a couple of differences between the Titan and the Radiant. First off, the top of the phone not only wears a fairly larger HTC branding but also what appears to be a bigger front facing camera lens. On the right side, the buttons are slightly shifted towards the bottom of the phone, especially in the case of the volume rockers.
The back side is where the big changes are. You can see that the dual-LED flash has been moved to the right side of the camera (and probably the speakers to the left). The unibody build has been also slightly changed: there’s a curve to the aluminum above the camera and, according to our source, it has a non-removable battery and slightly different color.
We don’t have anything in terms of specs but we can definitely guess a standard Windows Phone configuration (with the 1.5GHz CPU, 512MB of RAM and definitely the same sized WVGA screen like on the Titan). Because of the LTE capability, the 1,600mAh battery on the Titan should definitely be improved on the Radiant in order to power both the radio and the huge 4.7-inch display.
Oh, and according to our source, this device is also going to hit Telstra Australia.
Thanks: H.W. (don’t be a stranger)