Calling all T-Mobile Windows Phone fans — you can finally put your aging HD7s out to pasture. T-Mobile has just announced that the Mango -powered HTC Radar will officially debut on November 2, and it’ll cost you just a hair under $100 after a $50 mail-in rebate.
The Radar is the first new Windows Phone to hit T-Mobile since the platform went live late last year, but it doesn’t look like much of an improvement on paper. It sports a 1GHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera — nothing that will make your socks roll up and down, but it’s reportedly more than enough for Mango to strut its stuff.
People used to the HD7’s big display may feel a little constrained working with the Radar’s 3.8-inch WVGA SLCD display, but they may just have to get used to it. T-Mobile hasn’t hinted at any more Windows Phones coming down the pipeline anytime soon, so fans of devices like the HTC Titan may have to turn elsewhere for their big-screen fix.
T-Mobile is getting geared up for the holidays in a big way, and the Radar is only one part of the puzzle. If a leaked roadmap is to be believed, T-Mobile has 5 more phones waiting in the wings for a simultaneous launch on November 2nd, so new and current customers may soon find themselves awash in choices.