Sprint Announces the HTC Arrive, the First CDMA WP7 Device

This morning, Sprint has finally announced the much rumored and teased HTC Arrive. If you have yet to notice, this is a rebranded version of the internationally available HTC 7 Pro.

However this is smartphone is a mini-milestone for Windows Phone 7, as it is the first CDMA-based WP7 device to be made available for the market. Microsoft has said previously that the upcoming ‘NoDo’ update would include CDMA support and by the looks of it the HTC Arrive is going to include that update out-of-the-box.

Expect this one to be available March 20 for $200 on 2-year contract.

Here’s a rundown of the specs:

  • 3.6″ LCD (480×800)
  • Dimensions: 4.63″ x 2.32″ x 0.61″ (117.5 x 59 x 15.5 mm)
  • Weight: 6.53 oz (185 g)
  • Sliding Landscape QWERTY Keyboard
  • 8 GB Internal Storage
  • 5MP Autofocus camera, 720p video, LED Flash
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • 1500mAh battery

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