Of the two handsets available in the market on the new Windows Phone Mango update, the HTC Radar is a more perfect blend of looks and functions. Made from a single piece of silver metal, the white plastic at the back gives it a rich feel. As the battery is non-removable, the SIM card slot is hiding behind the small removable panel at the bottom.
The homescreen is divided into two, the first comprising big, colourful tiles. Hitting the arrow key pointing towards the right unveils the main menu.while Android devices prompt for Google account IDS, here a Windows Live ID is a must, specially for downloading applications from the Windows Marketplace. Typing on the onscreen keypad was among the best we have experienced. Office Suite for docu-
mentation is painless and browsing web over the phone is a pleasant activity.
HTC Radar scores full marks on the multimedia front as well. The sound output is nice and videos looked crisp. It also has a 5 MP camera that captures good images. The auto-fix feature in the album works well as does the onboard Photo Enhancer app. Powered by 1GHZ processor along with 512MB RAM, the device performed smoothly, without hanging even once during the week-long testing. Some users who store a lot of data on the phone might be disappointed as it has 8 GB inbuilt memory, of which only 6.54 is available for use, and it doesn’t support expandable memory. All this is accompanied with a good battery backup that lasted a day on constant connectivity.