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HTC 7 Pro could be Verizon’s first WP7 phone

HTC 7 Pro could be Verizon’s first WP7 phone

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.

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Sprint HTC Arrive gets official, priced & dated

Sprint HTC Arrive gets official, priced & dated

As expected, Sprint has officially announced its first Windows Phone handset, the HTC Arrive. A rebadged HTC 7 Pro, the Sprint Arrive has a 3.6-inch WVGA display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor and a slide-out hardware keyboard, and uses the carrier's EVDO Rev. A 3G network.

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Sprint confirms Windows Phone plans with HTC Arrive Xbox tease

Sprint confirms Windows Phone plans with HTC Arrive Xbox tease

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.

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Sprint HTC Arrive is rebranded HTC 7 Pro due tomorrow?

Sprint HTC Arrive is rebranded HTC 7 Pro due tomorrow?

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.

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Sprint teases new phone on Feb 24: CDMA HTC 7 Pro finally arriving?

Sprint teases new phone on Feb 24: CDMA HTC 7 Pro finally arriving?

Looks like Sprint hasn't learnt its lesson. The carrier blew expectations out of proportion for the Kyocera Echo, delivering an awkward dual-display Android handset with seriously niche appeal, and it's headed in the same way with a new teaser campaign building up to Thursday, February 24. "What do you think the next new Sprint phone will be?" the carrier asked via its official Twitter account; our money is on the HTC 7 Pro.

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HTC 7 Pro Review

HTC 7 Pro Review

Of all Microsoft's launch partners for Windows Phone, HTC led the pack from the gate with the most devices. The HTC 7 Pro has taken the longest to arrive, frustratingly given it's the model we were most interested in, pairing Windows Phone 7 with a solid physical keyboard and a handsomely purposeful design. Worth the wait? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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HTC 7 Pro and HTC Gratia hit UK in February 2011

HTC 7 Pro and HTC Gratia hit UK in February 2011

HTC has announced that the HTC 7 Pro Windows Phone 7 smartphone and the Android-powered HTC Gratia will arrive in the UK come February 2011. The 7Pro has a 3.6-inch sliding, tilting touchscreen complete with a QWERTY keyboard, and supports Dolby Mobile and SRS WOW HD audio as well as all the usual Hubs and Live Tiles of Microsoft's smartphone platform.

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HTC 7 Pro finally on sale (in Germany)

HTC 7 Pro finally on sale (in Germany)

The HTC 7 Pro has gone on sale in Germany, both on carrier O2 and as an unlocked, SIM-free device. According to HTC Germany, the Windows Phone 7 smartphone will be priced at €29 ($39) on a new, €22.50 ($30) per month, two-year agreement, or alternatively €599 ($796) contract-free.

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German WinPo 7 smartphone fans can get HTC 7 Pro next month on O2

German WinPo 7 smartphone fans can get HTC 7 Pro next month on O2

If you are a German fan of the HTC 7 Pro smartphone that runs Windows Phone 7 you may have been wistfully reading the reviews and hands on stories that have been hitting the web waiting for your day to own the smartphone. That day is coming really soon with an official launch by O2 coming in January.

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Verizon and Sprint Windows Phone 7 launches in January 2011?

Verizon and Sprint Windows Phone 7 launches in January 2011?

CDMA carriers Verizon and Sprint have been left out in the cold when it comes to Windows Phone 7 so far, but all that's apparently set to change in January 2011. While so far both networks have only confirmed that WP7 devices are headed their way sometime in the new year, a Neowin source has tipped a January release for each.

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Sprint HTC 7 Pro pre-orders from Nov 8, as long as Microsoft signs your paycheck

Sprint HTC 7 Pro pre-orders from Nov 8, as long as Microsoft signs your paycheck

Sprint has confirmed that the HTC 7 Pro QWERTY-blessed Windows Phone 7 smartphone will go up for pre-order on November 8.  However, according to BGR the phone will only be available to Microsoft employees at that point, rather than general sales; Sprint would not say when the 7 Pro would be available for order on a broader basis.

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HTC 7 Pro Heading to Europe in Early 2011

HTC 7 Pro Heading to Europe in Early 2011

The announcement that Windows Phone 7, the new mobile Operating System from Microsoft, wouldn't be landing on any CDMA-based carriers until 2011 was a big blow for some, but there was a glimmer of hope at yesterday's Microsoft event, when HTC's 7 Pro made a quick, non-working appearance. The device was said to be heading to Sprint in the early part of 2011, but it looks like Sprint's grasp on the device won't be exclusive. It's been confirmed that the device will be landing in the UK and the rest of Europe in the first half of 2011, too.

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