Say what you will about Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 operating system, just know its making its way into the hearts and minds of mobile phone shoppers the world over. Ok maybe just the Windows diehards for now, however as WP7 crosses into new carriers and manufacturers the momentum will indeed continue to gain traction. Initially at the launch of WP7 devices it seemed that the OS would be stranded on GSM (At&t, T-Mobile) based networks forever, despite the reports of CDMA devices in the future. It looks as if CDMA flavored WP7 is just around the corner.
HTC announced the 7 Pro back in October as WP7 was gearing up for launch. While the world has been exposed to many GSM models that were announced around the same time it looks as if the 7 Pro will finally be rebranded into the HTC Arrive and can be found on Sprint’s network. The HTC Arrive was announced to have found its new home on Thursday February 24th. Last month during the Kyocera Echo announcement the rumors on the 7 Pro name change came into light and a few short weeks later well the proof is documented. The 7 Pro was launched in European countries back in January and has been expected to land with Sprint since its inception back in October. It seems that the struggling carrier has finally gotten its ducks in a row and has announced the newly branded Arrive to their lineup. The Arrive is expected to be made available March 20th for $199.99 under a new two year contract. You can expect some goodness out of HTC’s new Arrive as well. The new HTC Arrive is a side based slider device with a full QWERTY that is covered up nicely with a 3.6 inch 480 x 800 resolution capacitive WVGA touch screen. Under the hood of the new Arrive sits a 1GHz processor, 16GB of internal memory, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth version 2.1 with EDR and GPS. The camera of the new Arrive sports 5 megapixels with an LED flash and has the ability to capture your special moments on video in 720p HD. And of course the new HTC Arrive will be using the most up to date version of the new Windows Phone 7.
So it looks like Verizon is the last company to pick up a new Windows Phone 7 devices, it may be a little more of a waiting game for Big Red however your choices have just gotten greater and that’s all we need is choices. Are you interested in a new WP7 phone coming to Sprints network? An amazing new device from HTC headed to a worthy carrier. And as always guys if you plan on picking up a new HTC Arrive be sure to check out all of the HTC Arrive accessories to protect your new investment.HTC, Arrive, windows phone 7, CDMA, Sprint