HTC Arrive coming to Sprint March 20th for $199 with the copy&paste Windows Phone 7 update
The HTC Arrive has a great backlit chiclet physical QWERTY keyboard with five rows of keys, LED lights for the Shift and FN keys, as well as a dedicated number row up top. HTC innovates again by designing a dedicated pit for the lower part of the tilting screen half when it's pushed open, so your thumbs don't bash against it while typing, since it is almost flush with the keyboard half now.
The display itself is 3.6" LCD with 480x800 pixels of resolution, and the phone has a 5MP camera with LED flash that does HD video recording plus 16GB internal storage to record that video to. The HTC Arrive is quite on the heavy side, with its 6.48 ounces, and it is rather bulky with its 0.61" thickness. This heft adds to the solid feeling of a typical top-notch HTC build quality, aided by the brushed aluminum battery cover and soft touch plastic on the back.
The Windows Phone 7 interface on the HTC Arrive has been customized by Sprint via the inclusion of the company's Sprint Zone, Sprint TV, movies and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile apps. Sprint also clarified that the phone will ship with the latest Windows Phone 7 update that will bring copy&paste to the WP7 handsets, among other goodies.
The carrier will be launching the HTC Arrive on March 20th for $199 after a $100 mail-in rebate on an Everything plan with data plus the $10 Premium Data add-on.
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1. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 600; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
If this was out on Verizon, I would buy 10 of them... exaggeration, but hey...
6. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
ehh no way. wp7 sucks un 4inch less screens. it just isnt optomized well. and also why get the bulk of a hardware keyboard when wp7 is all portrait, and the virtual one is good
2. Jumbo (unregistered)
Please come out with a Wp7 on Verizon! That would be awesome! I would be the first one in line to get one...heck...I might be the only one in line! but I still want one.
3. crack187 (unregistered)
It never ceases to amaze me how many people hate on Sprint while for the past few years they've demonstrated that they're putting in an honest effort to turn their business around. Improved customer service, improved phone selection (IMPROVED, not the BEST), and the only carrier that attempts to give you a new experience and different varieties (i.e.- 1st to offer and introduce "then" Palm WebOS, 1st to introduce a flip phone blackberry with a full qwerty keyboard, 1st to 4G (not too hot in my opinion, but were still first to offer it), and even the interesting (yet lackluster) Echo dual screen smart phone). The point I'm trying to make is, Sprint were bad at one point, but the times has change and they've done a lot to turn their image around. You like Verizon? Fine, but don't keep bashing a phone carrier WITHOUT giving them their dues for the things they've accomplished over the years.
4. stone5 (unregistered)
5. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 600; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
No bashing on Sprint... Its just I happen to be with Verizon and I am satisfied. I might switch to Sprint if Verizon keeps screwing customers over... But this is no bash on Sprint AT ALL. I do agree, they have improved.
7. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 460; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)
Sprint had to improve, they were losing customers. I had 4 active lines with sprint and we switched 2 of them to AT&T because Sprints customer service sucked.
8. curiousgeorge (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
or because you/ your kids wanted an Iphone...but yes sprint customer service was def not the best..but as stated they have improved and have the best plans on the market
9. Jyakotu (Posts: 813; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
I look forward to that phone, but not that $10 data add on to my Everything Data plan I have. Ugh.! :-(
16. jbash (Posts: 339; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)
still be cheaper with premium data then getting the same services eleswhere.
10. joe678 (unregistered)
WP7 is just as boring as IOS..but if you DONT NEED A wp PHONE..DONT WASTE YER MONEY.sorry for the caps
12. et (unregistered)
its an OS....not an IOS. IOS is apple.
13. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)
thats why he said wp7 is as boring AS ios.
17. jbash (Posts: 339; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)
best way to describe WP7 is that it is a phone for PC users, it syncs wonderfully with microfsofts services(xbox, zune, office). Just like iOS syncs wonderfully with Macs and the itunes services(albeit only one computer sync).
11. dj (unregistered)
another sprint phone with a bulky keyboard... next up galaxy 2 with keyboard
14. kix (unregistered)
If only it was for boost mobile...
15. FLYING FALCON (unregistered)
I left Verizon, went to Sprint and Never looked Back. My first phone with Sprint is (still have it) HTC Touch Pro 2, HTC Arrive is the same with WP7 and I'm gettin it. The size and weight has Never been an Issue, I love it. I never ever use the on screen keyboard, the Full QWERTY is Awesome. I still have 10 months on contract but will upgrade as soon as its available for the speed.
The Sprint service has been the same if not better here in L.A. CA. The cost of my phone service has been less with more. I can say that quite a few people where I work Hate Verizon and are Jumping Ship also. From what I have seen on YouTube This new Version of the TP2 does everything and more that I do Currently with my TP2 and I am very happy with everything else I have see. Can't wait for the Zune on my Phone, I hate iTunes and Mac for that Matter.
Go For it!!!
18. belovedson (Posts: 821; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
good job sprint. now bring in the samsung amoled plus super plus plus addition please
19. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
:) hey do this D: thumbs down all thee thumbed up comments and thumbs up all the thumbed down comments :) make people learn their comments dont matter xD