The Sprint HTC Arrive cell phone seems to be pretty zippy; touchscreen responds quickly and apps open and respond quickly. The QWERTY keyboard is the best that I have ever used. I love the phone overall. Microsoft enforces strict hardware requirements which is why this phone performs well with extremely fast response times. This phone also ships with the NoDo update containing the copy and paste feature.
Love the Windows Phone 7 interface. It’s nice to be able to view all needed information right from the home screen and to be able to add just about any app to the home screen well. The Microsoft tie in to email and calendaring is very, very good. If you are an enterprise user, setting up mail is quick and Microsoft should have included Tasks in the Activesync portfolio.
Sprint HTC Arrive Pros and Cons:
Pros — Very sturdy, Call quality is great, Keyboard is done well, Great response from touchscreen, zune, xbox live
Cons — no 4G, hidden microsd card slot, did not meet expectations
The Sprint HTC Arrive cell phone features include a 3.6-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch capability, 5MP camera with flash and 720p HD camcorder, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor, 16GB internal memory, WiFi, GPS, and Windows Phone 7 OS.
Overall, this phone is very solid. WP7 is an excellent OS. Battery last me 1.5 days with pretty heavy useage. I only wish this phone was 4G. All in all I am extremely happy with the phone, and would recommend this to anybody.
Sprint HTC Arrive Specifications:
- Carrier: Sprint
- Available: March 20th, 2011
- Networks: CDMA 800, 1900; 1xEV-DO rev.A
- Display: 3.6-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen
- Camera: 5.0MP camera with 720P
- Operating system: Windows Phone 7
- Input: Slide-out QWERTY keyboard; touch screen
- CPU: 1 GHz processor
- Memory: 16.0 GB
- Memory card: microSD
- Connectivity: WiFi, GPS, 3G speeds, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Battery: 1500 mAh
- Talk Time: 6.00 hours
- Dimensions: 4.63 x 2.32 x 0.61 (118 x 59 x 15 mm)
- Weight: 6.49 oz (184 g)
- Other: Xbox LIVE and Zune Integration