HTC 7 Pro Arrives on US Cellular
US Cellular is now offering the HTC 7 Pro Windows Phone 7 smartphone with a sliding and tilting screen in landscape mode to reveal a QWERTY keyboard. The HTC 7 Pro is similar to Sprint’s HTC Arrive, which features the same hardware design for the carrier’s CDMA 3G network.
The HTC 7 Pro features a 3.6-inch touchscreen with a WVGA resolution, a 1 GHz Snapdragon applications processor from Qualcomm, along with a 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording and 16 GB of storage. Though there’s no expandable storage, users can tap Microsoft’s cloud-based SkyDrive service to synchronize and store photos on the cloud with 25 GB free storage for photos and documents.
The regional carrier will start offering the device beginning June 14th in stores for $200 after a $100 mail-in-rebate.
The HTC 7 Pro represents still a rare form factor for Windows Phone 7 devices as it’s one of the few to still sport a physical keyboard; the majority of Windows Phone 7 devices are available in a touchscreen-only form factor.
For CDMA networks, the HTC 7 Pro/HTC Arrive is one of two devices that are available. The other device is the HTC 7 Trophy that was launched on Verizon Wireless.
Via: PC Mag
07/09/2011 at 9:22 pm
Operates very nicely compared to my Touch Pro 2… BUT… No SD Card Slot, No SIM Card Slot… can’t access the phone like it was a flash drive so unless you love Zune you are SOL… can’t use your own ring tones… no easy way to shut off apps after you use them… no wallpaper/desktop pic except after you wake the phone and before you try to do anything… AIM does not work on it… backing up contacts to US Cellular website does not work… there is no video out to a TV like the TP2 had… can’t sort email…
I have only had it 24 hours, and I am quiet torn between getting another TP2 because it is more like a computer that is a phone and media player, whereas the P7 is like a media player with a phone… I tend to think that a smart phone should be more business oriented and let you work with files and not concentrate so much on how pics and audio are viewed…
Like I said, the OS seems great… but HTC made it more of a game than a business tool…
07/11/2011 at 8:27 pm
You can’t run multiple aps at the same time on this phone, so there is no need for a task manager to kill aps
07/11/2011 at 8:40 pm
This may be true , however I don’t like seeing messages, like when I adjust the volume, that s song is paused.