For those who have a meticulous eye for specifics, one would instantly recognize the surprising look of the HTC Arrive photo on Sprint’s web site last week. That’s because the image suggested that the handset itself looks to offer better support in landscape with Windows Phone 7.
In fact, for anyone who has played around with other landscape style WP7 devices, say the LG Quantum, it’s blatantly known that Windows Phone 7 doesn’t take too kindly with the landscape view. Although very few things will operate perfectly in landscape, we all know that certain aspects of the Metro UI will only work in portrait. So when we see the XBOX Marketplace running in landscape while the QWERTY is opened, it raises an eye since it doesn’t do that with the LG Quantum.
Well, it appears that Sprint quickly spotted the error and soon replaced it with an image of the HTC Arrive running Bing instead – which does rotate to fit the landscape view. Still, it’s not that big of a deal, but we’re surely hoping to see improved landscape support one day down the road.
source: Sprint via WMPoweruser