If you’ve seen Sprint’s Arrive web page you might have noticed a landscape version of the Windows Phone 7 Games hub. Is this just Photoshop trickery? We know the Sprint Arrive from HTC won’t arrive until after the NoDo update is released because that’s the only way you’ll get CDMA support on this thing. So it is possible that Microsoft may have snuck in some more landscape orientation support into Windows Phone 7. One of our biggest complaints with the European HTC 7 Pro was its lack of landscape support in Windows Phone 7. What do you [...]
The HTC 7 Pro was the first CDMA Windows Phone 7 handset we heard about with the occasion of the launch event and we know it’s coming to Sprint as soon as the platform will support CDMA — which shouldn’t be long now with the HTC 7 Trophy already being FCC cleared in its CDMA Verizon shape. There is also a European iteration of the device with GSM/UMTS support we posted about yesterday.
Sprint’s CDMA HTC 7 Pro was caught in the wild by PhoneScoop who took a few pictures at an executive dinner during CES in Las Vegas. Nothing major is revealed, the phone [...]
First time we’ve heard about the HTC Arrive was with the occasion of bringing you a couple of trademarks. Later it turned out that the HTC Arrive might be a Windows Phone 7 device hitting Sprint alongside a device about which only a name is known, the-called Kyocera Echo.
We know Sprint is preparing an “industry first” event today — which of course we’ll be covering — so we could be inclined to believe that a CDMA Windows Phone 7 could indeed be an industry first. In this case, could the HTC Arrive be the Sprint carrier name of the HTC 7 Pro? [...]
Who better to dish on upcoming Windows Phone 7 developments than a member of the ChevronWP7 team, now Microsoft’s new best friends? Rafael Rivera (the guy with the t-shirt) has tweeted that Sprint will finally be getting a WP7 smartphone of its own by this time next month, hot on the heels of Microsoft’s first update for the operating system.
While we’ve gotten a look at the HTC 7 Pro thanks to its European release, the phone’s yet to come out in the States. We were hoping the handset might show up last week at Sprint’s press event, but had to keep [...]
Ever since this Monday, Sprint has started tweeting pieces of a puzzle with a February 24 mention which, at least according to the pieces we’ve got until now, lead us into believing it might actually be a Windows Phone 7 device, the Sprint 7 Pro (also rumored as the HTC Arrive).
We say according to the pieces of the puzzle we’ve got until now because the first two tweets fall very nicely into place, indicating the upcoming phone will have hubs “for gaming, music, pictures and video”. Now, we don’t know of any other smartphone that has hubs, except [...]
Rafael Rivera shared some of his WP7 insider info with the world last week when he tweeted that we should expect Sprint’s first Windows Phone 7 device, the HTC 7 Pro, during the first two weeks of March. Sprint may be getting ready to confirm his claims, as the company has tweeted that it has a new phone to announce this coming Thursday, as well as dropped some hints that point towards it being a WP7 model.
Featuring the #comebackfeb24 hashtag, the tweets in no uncertain terms announce that Sprint will be welcoming a new phone to its lineup on Thursday. While there [...]
So that’s why HTC recently trademarked “Arrive”. The first CDMA Windows Phone 7 device will be the impressive HTC 7 Pro, which we reviewed in the European flavor. It features a slick slide-out keyboard with a tilting screen, and runs with 576MB of RAM, plus a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU. All the facts add up: if you go to Sprint.com/arrive, you’ll see a placeholder. Also, just this week Sprint was tweeting that on February 24, they’ll be releasing a new phone.
Via: Engadget, BearTech
Yes, the day has come: Sprint has released the first Windows Phone 7 handset and the first ever CDMA Windows Phone 7 handset, the HTC Arrive, also known as the HTC 7 Pro in Europe in the GSM variant.
The handset will go on sale starting March 20 — after the Windows Phone 7 NoDo update which will bring CDMA support as announced, alongside Copy/Paste and other performance improvements — and it will cost $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade and after a $100 mail-in rebate. Customers will be able to pre-order HTC Arrive and thus secure a unit [...]
Even if you are not a Windows Phone 7 user, you most probably learned by now that Microsoft has started pushing out a first Windows Phone 7 update, a prerequisite if you will for the upcoming NoDo to be out in March. On the same note, you probably also heard that there were some issues involved and Microsoft has made its stance public on the first ever Windows Phone 7 patch roll-out process.
According to Microsoft, 90% of the people who actually got the update notification and started the process have managed to finalize it with success. 90% is a good number if you refer to nine [...]
The HTC 7 Pro is one of the only Windows Phone 7s that was announced last year but not launched along with the others. The 7 Pro features a new innovative keyboard sliding mechanism along with the best keyboard on any mobile device except for maybe the HTC Touch Pro2. We take a look at the unlocked European version of this highly anticipated Windows Phone 7 that’s sure to turn a few heads. Read on for our full review!
Here’s the unboxing for the HTC 7 Pro. You’ll see the usual AC adapter, micro-USB cable, and 3.5mm stereo headphones. [...]
The HTC 7 Pro that we’ve got is an unlocked European version with only HTC’s branding. That means there aren’t any carrier-specific apps that were added to the device, and you only get the HTC customizations and bundled apps. You’ll notice in the 7 Pro that HTC actually added their own custom “htc” theme accent color. It’s close to the other greens already available, but definitely slightly different. Of course, you get some custom HTC ringtones as well, and a number of HTC’s special bundled apps and live tiles. You’ll see the [...]
Next up, we’ve got our hardware tour of the HTC 7 Pro. In terms of internals, it’s got all of the usual suspects; 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 576 Mb of RAM, 512Mb ROM, 8 GB internal storage, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, Assisted GPS, etc. It’s also got a 5 Megapixel camera with LED flash, 1500 mAh battery, and 3.6″ LCD screen. The big thing about the HTC 7 Pro is the keyboard though. It’s got one of the best-designed easiest to use mobile device keyboards ever made. In the video below, you’ll see a little bit about how it compares to the other [...]
Remember that HTC 7 Pro that was floating around a while back, but certainly wasn’t released back when all the other Windows Phone 7’s came out? We just got one and we’re going to unbox it. This is the European GSM version and you can get it from Clove.co.uk. Of course it’s only got the European 3G UMTS bands, so if you’re in the U.S.A. like me, you’re only going to get EDGE speeds. That’s okay though, ’cause check out that keyboard and spring-loaded tilting screen! What do you think so far? Stay tuned for more about this great [...]
The HTC 7 Pro has been announced since day one, that is with the occasion of the Windows Phone 7 launch event, as being a CDMA phone that will (sometime) arrive to Sprint exclusively.
Back in December we saw the first confirmation of a European GSM variant of the phone which was then filmed later on. Not much later the first pictures of the original Sprint variant surfaced and now we can witness the unboxing of the European HTC 7 Pro (though not in a final, retail packaging).
Everyone compares the handset with the HTC Touch Pro2 and even more, everybody is expecting the [...]
Have you unlocked your HTC WP7 device using ChevronWP7 and found it re-locked after syncing with Zune? XDA user thesecondsfade at has an interesting thread going about keeping your HTC WP7 device from locking itself after using the ChevronWP7 app to unlock. This program uses some of the same methods that the ChevronWP7 custom ringtone manager uses to add ringtones to your device.
Rather than add ringtones however, it accomplishes this goal by using TouchXplorer to copy a provisioning XML, or “ProvXML” file to the device. The ProvXML is named CustClear.xml, and is [...]
The HTC 7 Pro seems finally ready to make its retail debut, as German carrier O2 will start selling the Windows Phone 7 handset next week.
Last month we heard that Europe would first see the 7 Pro sometime this month, but we had been left hanging as to exactly when the smartphone would first be available. Now O2’s tweeted that German WP7 fans can pick up the model next week in any of its retail locations.
Putting 29 down, and then paying 22 a month for the next two years will make you the proud owner of an HTC 7 Pro, which after working out the installment plan [...]
We know that CDMA-compatible Windows Phone 7 smartphones are being manufactured, but so far there hasn’t been much indication as to just when carriers will start selling those models. It still leaves us with a big release window, but now we have some confirmation straight from Redmond that both Sprint and Verizon will have WP7 phones by June 30.
This claim comes from Microsoft Mobile Communications director Aaron Woodman. Clarifying statements made by Steve Ballmer during the Microsoft CES event, Woodman narrowed down when we could expect to see these CDMA WP7 devices, [...]
The HTC 7 Pro was the first CDMA based Windows Phone 7 device that we’ve been hearing about since October, but it hasn’t appeared yet. It turns out there’s also going to be a GSM/UMTS version, and both will sport what looks like the excellent slide-out keyboard that we’re familiar with from the HTC Touch Pro 2. Windows Phone MVP Arne Hess has posted a video tour of the device over on theunwired.net and you’ll get to see the interesting new screen tilting mechanism among other things.
If you have trouble viewing the video [...]
We’ve known since the October 11th Windows Phone 7 device launch that the HTC 7 Pro QWERTY slider would be hitting Europe in GSM form sometime early next year, and now o2 Germany has told us to expect the handset as early as next month. The carrier has posted a landing page for the 3.6-inch WVGA device allowing customers to reserve their units, specifying January as the anticipated month of availability. No pricing was given.
Also coming to Sprint in a CDMA embodiment (WiMax support is still unknown), the 7 Pro will be just one of three Windows Phone 7 devices with [...]
Recently a photo of a GSM version of the 7 Pro showed up on TheUnwired, granting hope to the many GSM subscribers that were hoping to get their hands on the svelte Touch Pro2-like slider, which runs on Windows Phone 7. Now, said GSM subscribers can feel more confident that the 7 Pro GSM will come to fruition as HTC has posted a specification page on their website showing the new device. Sure enough, the 3G bands are 900/2100, meaning that USA users won’t be able to get high speed data on the device. But hey, EDGE data isn’t so bad, is it? Despite the page being live, HTC [...]
Back when the current crop of Windows Phone 7 devices were announced, we were all drooling over that HTC 7 Pro that was announced to be coming to Sprint in 2011. Arne Hess has recently tweeted a picture of the HTC 7 Pro in GSM form (as opposed to Sprint’s CDMA). This GSM version will likely be available on a variety of European 3G networks. The HTC 7 Pro looks like a great successor to the successful HTC Touch Pro 2 from 2009. That Touch Pro 2 keyboard was the best mobile device keyboard ever, and having that on Windows Phone 7 is sure to be pretty awesome. Now all of you [...]
The CDMA Windows Phone 7 launch saga continues, as a new, unnamed source has stepped forward to confirm a January 2011 launch window for Sprint and Verizon. According to Neowin, a trusted source claims that we can finally expect Windows Phone 7s on both CDMA carriers next month. Of course, this lines up nicely with a recent rumor stating that the HTC Trophy will be heading to Verizon at the start of the new year, as well as the leaked pamphlet to Microsoft employees. Sprint’s plans have been kept relatively quiet, although they did tease us with an unfinished product back in [...]
While CDMA devices were nowhere to be seen when the Windows Phone 7 launch devices were unveiled, we knew that Sprint would be selling the coveted HTC 7 Pro in early 2011. A tweet from the official Sprint account has perhaps given us insight into the company’s other plans for Windows Phone 7 devices in 2011. When asked if there would be any non-keyboard Windows Phone 7 devices coming, Sprint replied “Sure! Many.” While this answer is a bit ambiguous, it’s a good indication that Sprint is going to be placing some big bets on Windows Phone 7 next year, thanks to [...]