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Image of the HTC Arrive showing landscape support has been replaced on Sprint's site

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Image of the HTC Arrive showing landscape support has been replaced on Sprint's site
Sprint accidentally brought a glint of hope to would be owners of the upcoming HTC Arrive after an image posted on the carrier’s web site alluded to the potential of improved landscape viewing support.

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

Image of the HTC Arrive showing landscape support has been replaced on Sprint's site

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posted on 28 Feb 2011, 14:12 1

1. jbash (Posts: 339; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


got our hopes up. eventually it will have landscape vesion thanks to the great devs at xda

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 14:34 2

2. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


5 row raised qwerty

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 14:48 1

3. skymitch89 (Posts: 1042; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


If I were more of a WinPhone person, I would more than likely get this. Now if someone at XDA were to find a way to dual-boot it into Android, then I would consider getting it.

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 22:15

4. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 698; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Copy paste happened, landscape will happen... MS is not effing around with Windows Phone. They are going full force, and I am glad to see it.

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