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Review: HTC Arrive

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Mar 18, 2011, 4:16 PM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Mar 29, 2011, 2:17 PM

HTC knocks out the first Windows Phone 7 handset for Sprint in the Arrive, a sideways slider that has a full QWERTY keyboard and the latest software from Microsoft. Does anything set the Arrive apart from the crop of WP7 phones?

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The HTC Arrive is the first Windows Phone 7 device hitting Sprint's network. The Arrive sets itself apart from the competition by offering a slide-out keyboard that tilts up for better viewing. If you're in the market for a business-focused smartphone and plan to do plenty of typing, the Arrive has a certain amount of appeal.

About the author, Eric M. Zeman:

Eric has been covering the mobile telecommunications industry for 17 years at various print and online publications. He studied at Rutgers Newark and University of Kentucky, and has a degree in writing. He likes playing guitar, attending concerts, listening to music, and driving sports cars.

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Mar 24, 2011, 12:13 AM

its not the phone that impressed me

its the car selection... nice bimmer you got there!

Mar 18, 2011, 9:41 PM

You're kidding me!

An HTC smartphone from Sprint with an all day battery life?! No way! 🤣
Seriously, though... who's the ri ri that didn't program the landscape switch correctly?
How dumb is that?
I've been using the phone for a few days now and I don't mind the orientation not changing when the keyboard comes out or the phone is rotated. I have the evo now and lock the orientation to portrait anyway. The only real gripe I have about it not cha...
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