[Full Arrive Review] The HTC Arrive is the first Windows Phone 7 device on Sprint. It is also one of the only Windows Phone 7 devices to have a QWERTY slideout keyboard. What's different about this slider is that when the keyboard is slid out, the screen will tilt up to give a better viewing angle when typing on the keyboard. Inside the Arrive is a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 448MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM. The Arrive's Super LCD screen measures 3.6-inches and has a 480 x 800 WVGA resolution. It also features a five-megapixel camera capable of 720p HD video recording with LED flash and autofocus. Read on for the latest HTC Arrive news, reviews and videos:
by Adam Z. Lein | February 24, 2011 12:22 PM
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 think? Source: Sprint
by Anton D. Nagy | February 24, 2011 9:47 AM
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 looks to feature a Sprint Zone tile ...
by Anton D. Nagy | February 24, 2011 9:46 AM
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? Sprint Reps told PhoneScoop that the 7 Pro ...
by Stephen Schenck | February 24, 2011 9:46 AM
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 waiting a little while longer. If this ...
by Anton D. Nagy | February 24, 2011 9:45 AM
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 the Windows Phone 7 (yes, we know about ...
by Stephen Schenck | February 24, 2011 9:45 AM
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 aren't that many ...
by Brandon Miniman | February 24, 2011 9:44 AM
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
by Anton D. Nagy | February 24, 2011 9:44 AM
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 at any participating ...