Good news all around. HTC Titan and Radar were announced officially last week at a special Windows Phone only event. HTC has stated first week of October as release date and most of the retailers, including Amazon UK, is said to ship by second week of October itself. There is absolutely no news of the availability of these devices in India though. You can pre order both Titan and Radar with Amazon UK instantly but then again, it doesn’t offer global shipping. Thankfully, Clove.uk is offering to ship to nearly every country on this planet, including India. So if you can’t wait for eternity (we don’t even know if it’s coming here) – you wouldn’t mind paying a
few extra pounds to ship them to your door steps now, would you?
More importantly, Clove is accepting pre orders at much lower price than Amazon UK ( £285 v/s £349 ) for the HTC Radar while the Titan is available at nearly the same price at both the stores.
So if your country isn’t blessed with the Titan or Radar yet – this doesn’t seem like a bad deal at all.
Yesterday, several blogs reported (initially reported by WMPU) the discovery of a mysterious HTC Windows Phone device called HTC 7 Mini running Windows Phone OS 7.11.1131 (holy batman! – 1131? WHAT?!). Well, this did raise a lot of questions. Is Microsoft going back in time or are they messing with our heads so we cannot predict the build number of Apollo to avoid build leaks (and link baits) ? Neither. HTC 7 Mini doesn’t exist. It’s the brain child of Leon Zandman who found a way to exploit the famous Windows Phone benchmarking application WP Bench, which has provided bloggers code names of plethora of unreleased devices. The latest WP Bench update lets you upload your benchmarking results and compare them online. Leon found a way to alter the results and upload them online. He went ahead and changed his device ID, device name to HTC 7 Mini and also changed the OS build number. A shiny new device with brand new OS build would attract a lot of attention and that’s just what happened.
Read all the technical details on his blog. Well played, sir. Well played.