Sprint gets first Windows Phone 7 phone: HTC Arrive

Sprint gets first Windows Phone 7 phone: HTC Arrive

Summary: Sprint is finally getting some Windows Phone 7 action with the announcement of the HTC Arrive, also known as the HTC 7 Pro.

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Sprint is finally getting some Windows Phone 7 action with the announcement of the HTC Arrive, also known as the HTC 7 Pro.

The CDMA handheld is available for pre-order now and are intended to ship starting on Sunday, March 20. The Arrive will cost $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and with a new two-year service agreement. Note that pre-orders will also come with free $50 Sprint gift cards.

[Image Gallery: HTC Arrive (photos)]

In case you're not familiar with this slider smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard, here's a rundown on the specs of the HTC Arrive:

  • 3.6-inch WVGA capacitive, multi-touch screen
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor
  • 16GB of onboard storage space
  • Additional 25GB of cloud storage for free with a Windows Live ID
  • 5-megapixel autofocus camera/720p HD camcorder with flash and digital zoom
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Full HTML Web browser
  • Bing Search and Maps
  • Windows Phone Marketplace
  • Supports corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync), personal (POP & IMAP) email and text messaging

Topics: HTC, Microsoft, Mobility, Operating Systems, Software, Telcos, Windows

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  • RE: Sprint gets first Windows Phone 7 phone: HTC Arrive

    Looks nice, but personally I'm done with slide out keyboards.
    The one and only, Cylon Centurion
  • RE: Sprint gets first Windows Phone 7 phone: HTC Arrive

    I might have to change carriers to Sprint.
    Loverock Davidson
  • RE: Sprint gets first Windows Phone 7 phone: HTC Arrive

    No 4G? No sale here.
    illdini
  • RE: Sprint gets first Windows Phone 7 phone: HTC Arrive

    ok now all we need is VZ to tell us they've got a WinPhone 7. Been waiting and waiting, and update issues aside, my (last) new every two is ready to purchase NOW.
    brentgee
    • RE: Sprint gets first Windows Phone 7 phone: HTC Arrive

      @brentgee <br>When it comes to new phones VZ is the last one to pick up. If they touch any new platform first, you can consider it as "KINNED". <img border="0" src="http://www.cnet.com/i/mb/emoticons/happy.gif" alt="happy">. Personally I think VZ should not touch any new platform first or any new platform provider should not give it to VZ first.
      Ram U
  • RE: Sprint gets first Windows Phone 7 phone: HTC Arrive

    Basically a Touch Pro 2 updated for WM7. I've been happy with that one for the last couple years - I'm sure I'll probably (eventually) upgrade to one of these. The QWERTY keyboards are great and the extra speed would be nice. One thing that disturbs me is the (apparent) lack of a Micro SD card. If Microsoft fixes this product to add Cut and Paste I'll do it for sure!
    gibsonjunkie