Sep. 27, 2011 at 2:19 PM ET
The HTC Radar 4G, T-Mobile's first Windows Phone capable of 4G speeds on its network, will be available in the U.S. in "time for the holidays," the carrier said Tuesday.
The phone will come with Mango, the latest version of Windows Phone software (7.5), which means it has app multitasking, more deeply integrated Facebook and Twitter, and can even be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot, among other features. (Msnbc.com is a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC Universal.)
The sleek-looking Radar has an aluminum unibody design to house its 3.8-inch LCD touchscreen display with a resolution of 480-by-800. It runs on a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, comes with 8 GB of internal memory and weighs 4.83 ounces.
The 5-megapixel camera has an LED flash and an F2.2 lens and BSI sensor, features which will offer "an experience beyond what you’d expect from a phone," says HTC on its site. Still, we would prefer one of the 8-megapixel cameras HTC and others are putting in the newest Android phones.
Speaking of those, T-Mobile announced a pair of other exciting phones in recent days, including the Samsung Galaxy S II and the HTC Amaze.
There's no word on pricing yet about the HTC Radar 4G, but it's likely to be set around $200 with a two-year contract. With its sleek look, and good — but not jumbo-sized — touchscreen, it looks like one to keep on your radar for the holiday season, especially if you're getting tired of the whole Android-vs.-iPhone thing.