Excerpt: The HTC Arrive brings the innovative and minimalistic Windows Phone 7 (WP7) operating system to Sprint (and CDMA networks) for the first time, and the spacious physical keyboard paired with solid construction and a tiltable screen earn this smartphone praise from reviewers. It also offers long-awaited updates for WP7, such as copy and paste.
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
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.
Excerpt: Sprint users, you're about to get some CDMA lovin'! Aaron reviews the HTC Arrive , the first Windows Phone 7 on Sprint and on a CDMA carrier in the United States. Sporting a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 3.6-inch display, 5-megapixel camera with 720p video recording capabilities, and a physical QWERTY keyboard, it's a nice addition to Sprint's smartphone lineup. Better yet, it comes with the "NoDo" software update, which enables copy and paste.
Excerpt: Sprint customers, you're about to get your first Windows Phone 7 device! Aaron reviews the HTC Arrive , the first CDMA Windows Phone and the device formerly known as the HTC 7 Pro. Powered by a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, it offers a 3.6-inch display, 5-megapixel camera with 720p video recording capabilities, and a five row physical QWERTY keyboard, it's a nice addition to Sprint's smartphone list.
Conclusion: The HTC Arrive is a solid smartphone and one of the few QWERTY Windows 7 phones. If you’re a Sprint customer who’s been hankering to try out Windows Phone 7, or you’re just loyal to Microsoft’s platform after years of being a Windows Mobile user, the Arrive is for you. It’s well made with HTC’s usual elegant design touches, has a robust hinge for tilted-mode use and call quality is solid.
Pros: Lovely design and quality, solid hinge., Top notch design and good build quality. Solid voice phone, Windows Phone 7 is easy and pleasant to use.
Cons: Windows Phone 7 still lacking some key features., Smallish screen of the old-fashioned LCD variety. Windows Phone 7 still waiting for important feature updates like multi-tasking and landscape support in all apps.
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