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HTC 7 Pro review: U.S. Cellular’s first Windows Phone


Even glancing at U.S. Cellular’s smartphone lineup, one thing stands out. With the exception of a couple of BlackBerrys, Android completely dominates. Or it did, until the HTC 7 Pro muscled its way in, a rebranding of Sprint’s HTC Arrive.

As staunch supporters of mobile platform diversity and consumer choice, this is a very good thing. The handset, while heavy, has some interesting design elements, including a screen that tilts up when you slide open the QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard itself has rubbery buttons that are easy to press, and the HD video capture and playback are perks.

Although it’s a fine phone, the HTC 7 Pro isn’t at the top of the Windows Phone game. The screen isn’t as vibrant as all its peers’, and the camera software could perform better for indoor shots. The experience as a whole suffers a bit from the first-generation Windows Phone 7 software, although there is copy and paste, and it will be upgradable to Windows Phone 7.5 Mango after that update launches this fall, an addition that will automatically give the HTC 7 Pro a boost.

Overall, we’re happy with the phone as a midrange device, though it isn’t the high-end stunner Microsoft needs to compete against Android.

Source: http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20074721-85/htc-7-pro-review-u.s-cellulars-first-windows-phone/

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2011 in Windows Phone

 

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Windows Phone 7 deal: AT&T Samsung Focus and Sprint HTC Arrive now only one cent at Amazon


AT&T’s Samsung Focus (one of the first Windows Phone 7 devices ever launched) and Sprint’s HTC Arrive (the latest WP7 device to be released in the US) are now both available from Amazon for just one cent. Yes, $0.01 for either of these high-end smartphones. The catch is, as always, that you’ll have to have the guts to commit to a new two-year service agreement with AT&T or Sprint, respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2011 in iOS, Samsung, WP7

 

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HTC News – Windows Phone 7 App: HTC Compass Magnetizes Directions


If you have a Windows 7 Phone and get lost, here’s a compass app for you.  HTC created the HTC Compass for the HTC Arrive that arrived earlier list month.  HTC Compass is in the Windows Marketplace and uses Bing maps to generate walking directions. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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Sprint’s Windows Phone 7 Entry On Sale Now


The HTC Arrive is the first WP7-powered phone to include an update that adds a copy-and-paste function. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2011 in HTC, WP7

 

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HTC Arrive review: Welcome, Windows Phone 7, to copy/paste


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We expect a fair amount from a phone that represents Sprint’s first investment into Windows Phone 7, is the United State’s first CDMA Windows 7 phone, and is the first of its OS to ship with the long-awaited addition of copy/paste. Thankfully, the HTC Arrive delivers.

There are a few points of concern, but for the most part, the Arrive is a likable smartphone with a great keyboard and a handy tilting screen that makes a good addition to Sprint’s lineup. Be sure to check out the video, slideshow, and more details in our full review.

Source: http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20044845-85.html

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2011 in HTC, Windows 7 Phone

 

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