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Sprint gets first Windows Phone 7 device

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Feb 2011 17:37 User comments (5)

Sprint gets first Windows Phone 7 device Sprint has introduced its debut smartphone running on the Windows Phone 7 OS, the HTC Arrive, the first WP7 device with CDMA technology.
With the introduction, Verizon is now the only major American carrier without a WP7 device.

The Arrive will go on sale on March 20th for $200 with contract, although you will need to send in a rebate to get that price.

Featuring a 3.6-inch capacitive touch screen, the Arrive also has a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 16 GB of internal memory and a 5-megapixel camera with flash, autofocus, digital zoom and a 720p camcorder.

Sprint notes that the physical camera button will be able to take pictures even when the device is locked.

Microsoft has made headlines in this week with WP7, as the recent firmware update managed to brick a number of phones, rendering them useless while Microsoft "investigates" and fixes the software issue.

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5 user comments

125.2.2011 0:42

Oh, darn, it has a full keyboard. Next!

225.2.2011 12:44

Is it me, or are all smartphones starting to sound exactly the same besides the OS...

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Feb 2011 @ 12:44

325.2.2011 23:59

BELCH!

426.2.2011 14:37

Originally posted by shortybob:
Is it me, or are all smartphones starting to sound exactly the same besides the OS...
To prevent fragmentation (a known issue with Android) Microsoft requires that all current WP7 devices run the same SoC.

This helps to standardize the WP7 experience across the full range of WP7 devices.

All WP7 phones use snapdragon processors.

I've been an android user for the past year and I am very disappointed at the performance and fragmentation across the line of Android devices. Even my buddies brand new dual core Motorola Atrix has issues with choppiness. It's unacceptable performance for the worlds most powerful smart phone. I like android, but I want out. I feel they need to regroup and envision a more unified platform.

The HTC Arrive is going to be my next phone.

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528.2.2011 13:25

Originally posted by Joshewah:
Originally posted by shortybob:
Is it me, or are all smartphones starting to sound exactly the same besides the OS...
To prevent fragmentation (a known issue with Android) Microsoft requires that all current WP7 devices run the same SoC.

This helps to standardize the WP7 experience across the full range of WP7 devices.

All WP7 phones use snapdragon processors.

I've been an android user for the past year and I am very disappointed at the performance and fragmentation across the line of Android devices. Even my buddies brand new dual core Motorola Atrix has issues with choppiness. It's unacceptable performance for the worlds most powerful smart phone. I like android, but I want out. I feel they need to regroup and envision a more unified platform.

The HTC Arrive is going to be my next phone.
Thank you for that. I have yet to make a decision to leap into Android or WP7. Please elaborate on this "fragmentation" idea? Likes/dislikes, etc. Why the Arrive? Thanks.

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