Sprint has all but confirmed that tomorrow's handset launch is a Windows Phone 7 device, with the carrier's latest tweet - "Wouldn't it be great to have your phone integrated with your home game console, like Xbox?" - highlighting one of Microsoft's platform's exclusive features. Sprint is expected to officially unveil the HTC Arrive, aka the HTC 7 Pro.
The HTC 7 Pro may well be headed to Sprint tomorrow - based on the carrier's broad teases earlier this week - but it seems it won't be keeping the same name. Sprint has apparently proved unable to resist a rebranding opportunity, and going by the new placeholder at sprint.com/arrive, it looks like the Windows Phone 7 smartphone will launch as the Sprint HTC Arrive.
The HTC One M9 has left most who have their hands on it torn. It’s a very nice phone, and a solid upgrade over the One M8. Still, we were all somehow expecting more. HTC also ditched their ho-hum Ultrapixel tech in favor of more megapixels — 20 of them, to be precise. Even that left most scratching their heads as they were unable to get consistently good results from the smartphone shooter. It seems HTC has an update coming, though — one that will remedy the camera issues.
Over the weekend several HTC One units from the previous generation have been updated to Sense 6.0. This means that they’ll have the same - or rather similar - software to that of the HTC One (M8). This update does not include (of course) some of the camera features included with the HTC One (M8) as this device (the M7) does not have the same hardware as its replacement.
The HTC EVO 3D is touted as the first glasses-free 3D capable smartphone in the U.S. It's been up for pre-orders for some time now, but an exact date of availability has remained a mystery. Now a new bit of evidence has surfaced that suggests a June 24th release.
HTC's 7 Pro might be Verizon's first Windows Phone 7 device. The HTC 7 Pro is also known on Sprint's networks as the HTC Arrive. We reviewed the Arrive here recently. The possibility that this phone was imminently going to be a part of Verizon's stable was revealed when a gaming site that tracks and publicly displays the hits from various phone operating systems displayed some otherwise unknown model numbers. First off, hats off to the crew over at pocketnow for putting the pieces to this puzzle together.
HTC's mysterious press event next Tuesday, April 12, will indeed see the launch of the HTC Pyramid along with its new street-name, according to the latest leaks. The handset - believed to run a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and have a 4.3-inch qHD resolution display - will apparently arrive in the UK as the HTC Sensation, claims Pocket-lint's source.
Verizon's first LTE smartphone has arrived, and the HTC ThunderBolt has a lot to live up to. The subject of multiple launch rumors and leaks, Verizon confirmed the 4G Android handset would hit shelves tomorrow, March 17, priced at $249.99; however, it's already on the SlashGear test bench, so check out some preliminary LTE speed test results and first impressions after the cut.
Today we've received a package from Sprint that's contained no less than the newest Windows Phone 7 handset in the world, the HTC Arrive! This is a piece of hardware that you'll never forget you've held. It's got not only a unique hinge revealing a full QWERY keyboard under its head, it's one of the most substantial and hardcore smartphones we've ever laid eyes on. It's got metal pieces and speakers all over the place, smoothly placed HTC and Sprint logos at the top of it's face with a classic Windows logo down below, and a giant heavy screwed-down battery cover on the back. Take a journey with us through the opening, handling, and holding of this lovely phone.
Verizon may well be the last big US carrier to have a Windows Phone device on the market, but going by the latest set of leaked HTC Trophy photos their version may have some advantages over Sprint's HTC Arrive. WPCentral scored some shots confirming what we've suspected since the tail-end of last year, that the Verizon Trophy will be a so-called World phone with both CDMA and GSM connectivity.
Verizon hasn't officially announced what its first Windows Phone 7 device will be, nor when it might arrive, but if you were hoping for a brand spanking new smartphone running the Microsoft OS then you'll be sorely disappointed. A shot of a Verizon-branded HTC 7 Trophy has leaked to Engadget, seemingly confirming earlier rumors that the entry-level smartphone would be headed to the CDMA carrier.