Looking back: Windows Phone Inner Circle – Baltimore event

Just got back from the Windows Phone Inner Circle event in Baltimore, where we were able to get our hands on the HTC Titan, the upcoming 4.7″ Windows Phone set to hit AT&T on Nov. 20. But before I get into that, I’ll give you a quick overview of what you can expect of the event if it is coming to your city in the next couple weeks (see end of post for city list).

The event was held at the Pratt Street Ale House, and was host to a wonderful set-up of delicious food and Windows Phone for your testing pleasure. Please don’t do what I did and eat right before you go to the event to avoid rush hour traffic… they have plenty boatloads of food there!

Windows representatives were there to give you a tour of the Mango OS if you are new to it, and there were periodic giveaways of Windows Phones throughout the night [protip: install Twitter and Foursquare before you go].

Onto the HTC Titan. The device was very impressive. As I said it boasts a 4.7″ screen, which surprisingly wasn’t a noticeable difference compared to a 4.5 or 4.3″ screen — I mean, we’re talking fractions of an inch. What was surprising was the fluidity of Mango compared to the cheaper Windows Phones (the Focus Flash for example). I haven’t been able to find out the GPU’s that each of the Windows Phones use, but the Titan certainly is certainly faster and more responsive when switching screens (which is a huge component of the Windows Phone experience). One of the main things that unfortunately we could not test was the battery life. With such a large screen, it can be expected the battery life would lessen, so this is something to lookout for if you’re a prospective buyer. Overall, this seems like the best Windows Phone yet!

The next event is tomorrow night in Chicago, and the event rolls through Boston, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dallas, Nashville, Phoenix and Seattle in the next two weeks. Check here for the dates, and RSVP if you are interested to get access.


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