AT&T customers who are into Microsoft-powered smartphones have a new dilemma on their hands. Namely, figuring out what the difference between the HTC Titan II LTE and HTC Titan is. They do look very similar, and the fact they have the same name and screen size doesn't help much. But the LTE part of the Titan II name is a hint. It's the first Microsoft LTE phone (if it comes out before the Nokia Lumia 900), and that means it should be able to pull down some pretty fast speeds when sending or receiving data. AT&T's 4G LTE system doesn't cover as much of the U.S. as Verizon's, but if you're in one of those areas, this looks to be a decent choice. The Titan II doesn't have any release date or pricing info yet, so if you're desperate for a gigantic screen smartphone on AT&T, you may have to go with the Samsung Galaxy Note and its 5.3-inch monster display.
Besides the 4G speeds, Titan II adds a huge 16 megapixel rear-facing camera and slightly larger battery to the original. The new 1730 mAh battery does not seem to be removable as the 1650 mAh one on the Titan was. Because these twins run the Windows Phone systems, there are some hardware limitations Microsoft imposes on them. There's no dual-core processor in either one, and no microSD card reader. Titan comes with 16 gigabytes of storage, and the same should be true of the Titan II, plus there is free cloud storage from Microsoft.
Naturally, Microsoft says the Titan's don't need a dual-core system, and indeed the Windows Phone system seems to run very smooth on the other single core phones out there. The Titan goes for $200 on contract, so when the Titan II comes out, it could be $250 or the price could go down on the original, but that is only a guess. Furthermore, we'll have to wait to go hands on for a full review to see if the LTE speeds on the Titan II are enough to wear down the battery. Tell us in the comments if you're a Titan owner and what you think of the Titan II.