Sprint Announces HTC Arrive WP7, Available March 20th

We knew it was coming and now it is official. Sprint has announced the HTC Arrive, the carriers first Windows Phone 7 device, will be available on March 20th and it’s available for pre-order today. The HTC Arrive will be priced at $199.99, after a new 2-year contract or eligible upgrade. Full specifications available after the break.

HTC Arrive

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The HTC Arrive™ smartphone is the first device from Sprint based on Windows Phone 7. It offers an innovative design with a sliding full QWERTY keyboard and tilt-up display and provides an incredible experience leveraging well-known Microsoft services, like Microsoft Mobile Office, Zune and Xbox LIVE. Windows Phone 7 features Hubs for quick and easy access to the user’s most valuable content, including People, Pictures, Games, Music & Video, Office and Marketplace. Additionally, the Start screen is customizable with Live Tiles that come to life with real-time updates. Depending on the app, the Live Tiles might show pending messages and appointments, news and weather, or game and friend status – all continuously refreshed by the Web.

Windows Phone 7 with a unique Start screen and Live Tiles allowing quick viewing of everything from pending messages and upcoming appointments to game notifications
Integrates with many popular Microsoft consumer services, such as Xbox LIVE, Windows Live, Bing™ and Zune
Full HTML Web browser with Bing Search
Office Hub gives you read/edit access to popular Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), plus Sharepoint for collaboration on the go and OneNote
Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®), personal (POP & IMAP) email and text messaging
Windows Phone Marketplace offers a single view to showcase apps, games, music and premium
Xbox LIVE games
Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g/n)

· 5MP camera with flash, autofocus and digital zoom and 720p HD camcorder
· SRS WOW HD surround sound
· Media player with 3.5 mm stereo headset jack
· Sprint Zone™ one-stop wireless account access, phone tips, news and more
· Sprint TV and Movies® and NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM
· Stereo Bluetooth® 2.1 (+ EDR)
· Voice and text prompts in both English and Spanish

· Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon Processor
· Dimensions 4.63 inches (117.6 mm) x 2.32 inches (58.9 mm) x 0.61 inches (15.5 mm)
· Weight: 6.5 ounces (184.27 grams)
· Main Display: 3.6-inch (91.4 mm), 800 x 480 WVGA capacitive touchscreen with multitouch
· Internal Memory: 16GB
· Battery: Standard 1500 mAh Lithium-ion
· Talk Time: up to 6 hours


  1. Meat says

    Uh.. Why is Verizon so slow to announce! Sprint before Verizon! I am bummed.. I tried Tmobile, and the service was HORRIBLE in my area.. No service at all.. Went back to verizon the same week, and now my account has me stuck for a year unless i want to pay the early term fee.. I didn’t think they would be able to do that without me signing/buying into a new contract?? I might fight it if Verizon continues to not support the Win7 phones.. Any news is good news.. A date.. something!

  2. Jimmy says

    Dude… where are the other phones, Sprint? I just want on that is like the HTC incredible.. is that too much to ask for? Why are all their phones so ugly or big!

    • Christopher Meinck says

      There are still plenty of areas without 4G. I live on Long Island and Sprint has yet to turn on 4G here.

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