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HTC Arrive

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HTC Arrive – Big display

7 September 2011
  • Excerpt: This cellphone was first known as HTC 7 Pro when I first saw it at the New York unveiling and this handset is the first foray of Sprint in to the world of Windows Phone 7. Apart from that, it is the first Windows Phone 7 on CDMA networks and also the first model of Windows Phone 7 to have the cut-and-pste update of Microsoft. Because of all this, there are plenty of expectations from this cell phone and for me, it does live up to all of them.
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Sprint HTC Arrive: 720p Video Test [Follow-up]

16 June 2011
Overall 8
Design 10
Features 8
Performance 8

HTC Arrive Review

Bright Hub
19 May 2011
  • Excerpt: A review of the brand new HTC Arrive, which comes on the new Windows Phone 7 OS and, after a long absence, marks the return of Windows to CDMA.
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Sprint's HTC Arrive - Review

7 May 2011
Overall 7

HTC Arrive (Sprint)

PC Magazine
2 May 2011
  • Conclusion: The HTC Arrive is a solid Windows Phone 7 for Sprint, but it's stuck in the Internet slow lane.
  • Pros: Well built with an excellent physical keyboard. Smooth OS with great games.
  • Cons: No 4G. Many screens don't work in landscape mode. So-so camera. Some audio won't play over Bluetooth headsets.
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Overall 8

HTC Arrive (Sprint)

1 May 2011
  • Summary: The HTC Arrive, Sprint's first Windows 7 phone, is a solid effort that largely delivers, although it will disappoint those looking for a 4G smartphone.
  • Pros: The HTC Arrive features a durable design with a responsive QWERTY keyboard and a tilting screen. It's the first Windows Phone 7 device to ship with Microsoft's cut-and-paste feature.
  • Cons: The HTC Arrive's heavy and bulky body will weigh some people down, and it requires some pressure to slide open the keyboard. Its camera could be better, and we were hoping for 4G WiMax support.
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HTC Arrive: Sprint's First WP7 Smartphone

26 April 2011
  • Conclusion: Despite a list of annoyances with obvious-but-not-mandatory features that were lacking, we enjoyed using this phone. Its quirks required the same kind of patience needed to master the Windows desktop. But we grew quickly adept and found the phone did everything we asked of it, and more. Click to enlarge. HTC's hardware met our high expectations. Its vibrant touchscreen was as much a pleasure to look at as it was to use. The phone's camera took nice pictures.
  • Pros: Angled slideout keyboard, 1 Ghz Snapdragon CPU, Responsive touchscreen, Battery Life, Games and Xbox Live
  • Cons: $199 price, Memory not upgradeable, Lack of features in included software
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HTC Arrive (Sprint) Review

24 April 2011
  • Summary: The Arrive is a good phone, but is somewhat hampered by the beta nature of Windows Phone 7. Similarly, not everything is perfect about the hardware, as it’s a bit thick and the buttons aren’t the most well designed of any phone we’ve ever seen. If you want to take a walk on the wild side, check out the HTC Arrive. It’s sure to surprise, intrigue, and take you a bit off the beaten path.
  • Pros: Solid feel to the device, Brilliant, vivid 3.6-inch screen, Slide out keyboard for heavy typing, Good social network integration
  • Cons: A bit thick at .61 inches, Buttons feel oddly sized and a bit strangely placed, Windows Phone 7 feels like it hasn’t been finely tuned yet, Single rear-facing mediocre camera
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Sprint HTC Arrive Review

24 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Over the past couple of years Sprint has had the opportunity to release some of the best smartphones available. With the launch of their WiMax network last year came the HTC EVO 4G, a monumental achievement in the US mobile industry. So it is no surprise that Sprint would release the first CDMA Windows Phone 7 device, the HTC Arrive , which is essentially a slight variant of the HTC 7 Pro , now hitting Europe.
  • Pros: + Improved WP7 OS with copy and paste
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HTC Arrive Review by Aaron

21 April 2011
  • Summary: The HTC Arrive is the best non-4G smartphone on Sprint.  It offers a great feature set, battery life is decent, and the QWERTY keyboard is quite good.  That said, I wish the display wasn’t so angled, and Sprint’s aging EVDO Rev. A network leaves a lot to be desired on the data front.  Considering that the “premium data” charge now applies to all smartphones – one of the initial cons to the 4G devices - there’s no reason not to go with one of the 4G phones.
  • Pros: Physical QWERTY keyboard is fantastic; battery life is decent; Windows Phone 7 offers an easy-to-use interface for those new to smartphones.
  • Cons: Despite being a 3G device, Sprint still charges the $10 “Premium Data” surcharge; angled screen and 3.6-inch size may be a turnoff for some; Windows Phone 7 isn't optimized for a physical keyboard yet.
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