HTC couldn’t let Nokia win it all with its free turn-by-turn offline navigation solution bundled with Lumia Windows Phones. Some HTC Locations users on Android had the opportunity to download maps but now there’s a new version available for Windows Phone users rocking Taiwanese phones.
Now the new version of HTC Locations allows you to download maps and use them for offline navigation. The new description reflects just that: “find your way with directions or voice guidance. You can download maps to your phone for offline use, or search and browse online maps [...]
Some comments made by Sprint exec David Owens a couple days ago really stirred-up some heated emotions in Windows Phone fans. Owens talked about the carrier’s experience with the HTC Arrive, the only Windows Phone handset offered on the network, and painted it as a phone that customers just didn’t understand or were unhappy with the user interface. He placed the blame for this situation on Microsoft, which he felt hadn’t adequately been informing the public about the platform and cultivating enthusiasm for its family of smartphones. In the comments from our post, site [...]
If you’re a Windows Phone fan, you may have noticed that there’s not much love coming out of Sprint. Right now, the only smartphone on the platform offered by the carrier is the HTC Arrive – hardly a rich selection of models. David Owens, Sprint VP of product realization, recently discussed some of the carrier’s future plans, and touched on its dissatisfaction with Windows Phone.
Owens points to a lack of user enthusiasm for the platform, noting in reference to sales of the Arrive, “the number-one reason the product was returned was the user [...]
The Microsoft Store is having a pretty nice Black Friday sale today through Monday while supplies last. Amoung other good deals on PCs, Xbox bundles, games, and accessories, there’s also some free Windows Phones. Of course, that is to say free with a new contract (or upgrade), but still that’s pretty good. The free phones available are the new HTC Radar 4G on T-Mobile, the HTC Trophy on Verizon, or the HTC Arrive on Sprint. You don’t have to go into a store either since you can just place the order online at the Microsoft Store website. If you or a family member [...]
Windows Phone Mango is probably the most anticipated platform (refresh) for mobile devices coming out of Redmond. Those lucky (brave) enough already got a taste of Mango using Beta or RTM versions and, while we showed you how to downgrade to NoDo, it appears that Microsoft will make an upgrade path available that doesn’t need you to revert. Here’s the status of the Mango updates for the U.S. carriers, according to current reports:
Sprint will most probably start the roll-out process of Mango for its Arrive Windows Phone. If the information on its own support page is [...]
HTC launched its first Windows Phone 7 smartphone on Sprint this past spring as the HTC Arrive, the CDMA version of the 7 Pro. Prior to the phone’s release, we had heard the phone referred to by the codename Ruby. After the Arrive, well, arrived, Ruby chatter died off and we were content to believe that the smartphone was indeed this new Windows Phone 7 device. Well, that might have been premature, as now the HTC Ruby has popped back on our radar, and it’s not quite what we were expecting.
The photos above and below are marked as being taken by an HTC Ruby, catching [...]
If you’re into buying a Windows Phone-powered smartphone, Microsoft Store has you covered as it has a great deal on some devices running the Redmond-platform and listed on different carriers.
The Verizon Trophy, Sprint Arrive and T-Mobile HD 7, all made by the Taiwanese manufacturer HTC, are being sold for $0.01 of course, all with their respective two-year contracts. The offer is also valid for new lines, upgrades/renewal or add-a-line. Strangely AT&T doesn’t have any Windows Phones listed but if you’re into either CDMA or T-Mobile this is your chance to [...]
Rumor had it last week that the Sprint HTC Arrive — a carrier variant of the HTC 7 Pro with CDMA radio installed — will get the Windows Phone 7 May Security update on May 24. Well, it’s one day late but at least is reportedly rolling out to your QWERTY Windows Phones on Sprint.
In order to get the update, connect your HTC Arrive to your computer running Zune via the USB cable and check for updates — in case you didn’t receive the update notification. The security update fixes the issues with the fraudulent certificates that was affecting the [...]
The Sprint HTC Arrive, carrier variant of the HTC 7 Pro, is the first CDMA-enabled Windows Phone and it scored a 3.5 out of 5 in our review. It generally goes for $199.99 subsidized with a full purchase price without a contract of $449.99 but Amazon has got a great deal on the smartphone.
If you like QWERTY keyboards, are on Sprint (or not just yet) and you’re a Windows Phone fan you can grab the HTC Arrive for as low as $0.01 for a limited time. Not only it was the first CDMA Windows Phone 7 but is, to date, the only tilt-up slide-out QWERTY keyboard enabled smartphone [...]
The HTC Arrive is Sprint’s Windows Phone — a carrier variant of the HTC 7Pro with CDMA radio installed — and it shipped with Windows Phone 7 NoDo update out of the box. It will allegedly receive its 7392 update next week on May 24, according to a leaked screenshot.
Though not much can be read from the image above, the update is referred to as 1.29.651.02 security update. We’re positive this is the 7392 update — aka May update — that fixes Internet Explorer’s vulnerability caused by those fraudulent certs. Microsoft started distributing [...]
When Sprint announced the HTC Arrive Windows Phone back at the end of February, we were told that it will come with Sprint TV and Movies, among others.
The Sprint TV & Movies application made its way to the Windows Phone Marketplace — if you have an HTC Arrive, you can access it via the Sprint hub section of the Marketplace — and is available to download. With a lot of free content, Sprint TV & Movies also comes with premium features that require some extra dollars but unfortunately the application will only allow you to stream via your Data Connection. If [...]
The HTC 7 Pro is known as the HTC Arrive in the US thanks to Sprint — as well as its CDMA support — and the device looks to be landing soon at Cellular South together with the HTC Desire II — basically the Desire S — and the Wildifre S.
The information comes from a screen grab of what looks to be the carrier’s system in which the three devices are listed. Calling the Desire S the Desire II is nothing out of the ordinary — just remember the HTC Incredible S is called the Incredible II with Verizon — which makes us wonder why the Wildfire [...]
While Microsoft has yet to open Windows Phone 7’s compass API to app developers, handset manufacturers have access to more open programming tools. This allows HTC to release the first WP7 magnetic compass app with the HTC Arrive. The app was simultaneously introduced to the marketplace and it was quickly discovered to be compatible with other HTC WP7 devices.
The app prompts you to wave your phone in a figure-eight to calibrate the sensor, then overlays a compass on a map of your current location. The map allows you to select a destination for walking directions, and [...]
Over the past couple of years Sprint has had the opportunity to release some of the best smartphonesavailable. With the launch of their WiMax network last year came the HTC EVO 4G, a monumentalachievement in the US mobile industry. So it is no surprise that Sprint would release the first CDMAWindows Phone 7 device, the HTC Arrive, which is essentially a slight variant of the HTC 7 Pro, now hitting Europe. Along with the debut of the Arrive also comes the first majorupdate to Windows Phone 7 which warrants improved searching through the Marketplace and theability to [...]
As the first Windows Phone 7 device to officially have the NoDo update, the HTC Arrive also has some other pleasant surprises. In this video we go through the software of the new HTC Arrive for Sprint.
The Sprint Arrive is a clear example that Microsoft does not want the operating system to be fragmented with unnecessary apps. Sprint made a wise choice by limiting the number of proprietary software titles on the Arrive. The only true Sprint title is the Sprint Zone app, which is basically an insider app that displays related news from Sprint about recommended apps and [...]
Some of HTC’s Windows Phone 7 devices got their taste of Microsoft’s NoDo update a little ahead of schedule, as we saw ROMs leak for the HD7, Mozart, and Trophy earlier this month. Now the GSM-enabled version of the HTC 7 Pro is joining their ranks, with a NoDo ROM of its own.
Popping up like the others over at the XDA-Developers forum, this ROM appears to install just the same. That means that in order to complete the flash you’ll need to take advantage of a “gold card”, a specially configured microSD card that will allow your HTC handset to accept [...]
As the first CDMA Windows Phone 7 device becomes available we wanted to highlight some of the best hardware features of the Sprint HTC Arrive.
The solid built Sprint Arrive is as alternative model of the HTC 7 Pro. Unlike the 7 Pro, this device is operating on Sprint’s CDMA 800/1900 network. The Arrive has similar internal specs of most other Windows Phone 7 devices. This includes a Qualcomm 1GHz processor, an adequate amount of internal storage, a WVGA display (800 x 480 pixels), a 5MP camera with dedicated button and support for 720p video recording. All this [...]
In this video we unbox the new Sprint HTC Arrive. This is the first Windows Phone 7 device in the United States capable of operating on a CDMA network. The Arrive is a variant of the popular HTC 7 Pro that was released in Europe and other parts of the world back in January. The device feels very sturdy in hand and the innovative spring loaded Super LCD screen is a wonderful improvement over earlier HTC tilting screen devices. The box includes quite a bit of documentation, a micro USB charging/sync cable, a wall charger, and a stereo headset.
The Sprint Arrive will be [...]
Sprint announced the HTC Arrive, the carrier’s first Windows Phone 7 — and CDMA that is with the NoDo update — at the end of February with a March 20 availability for $199.99.
The CDMA version of the European HTC 7 Pro is up on pre-order at Wirefly for $49.99, a great price, that is with a new Sprint account. The price jumps to $489.99 without a contract which is still a good deal for HTC’s slide-out QWERTY Windows Phone 7. The smartphone sports a 1GHz processor, 3.6-inch WVGA screen, five-megapixel camera, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and a 1500mAh [...]
Sprint released the HTC Arrive, the first CDMA Windows Phone 7 the operator will be carrying, at the end of February with a March 20, 2011 announced date for availability.
For your daily dose of Rumor, the CDMA version of the HTC 7 Pro might be available in the Seattle area on March 17 according to WPCentral’s sources. It’s not the actual three days in advance we are interested in — and neither should you be — but the date itself. It wouldn’t make sense to release a NoDo Windows Phone 7 on the market before the actual roll-out process begins for the [...]
Not convinced by the image of the HTC Trophy on Verizon that popped up yesterday? As if it was answering our demands to get a closer look at it, the Trophy has made another appearance, giving us an even better opportunity to check out the phone’s hardware.
Windows Phone Central brings us this series of pictures, courtesy of an unnamed tipster. Although not visible in some of the renders that we came across earlier, now you can clearly see the Verizon-red hiding underneath the phone’s grills. This is also our first look at a Verizon WP7 app installed on one of its [...]
Mobile analytics provider mtiks has made some Windows Phone 7 related numbers public on its blog regarding app statistics by device, country and usage.
According to the figures, the US market is the number one market for Windows Phone 7 applications with 57.3% — which is to be expected as a home country with a vast population and two carriers to start off the platform — followed by Germany (18.48%) and UK (7.49%).
Both app number and app usage-wise, the Samsung Focus is the most popular Windows Phone 7 device followed by the HTC HD7. From a centralized point [...]