Sprint is gearing up to launch its first Windows Phone 7 device on March 20, the HTC Arrive, Sprint announced. You may also see this one referred to as the HTC 7 Pro, which is how it's referred to globally. The HTC Arrive will run $200 after a $100 mail-in-rebate and obligatory 2-year service agreement or eligible upgrade.
Microsoft maintains fairly strict hardware requirements for all Windows Phone 7 devices, and the Arrive will sport a Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 3.6-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch capability, a full HTML Web browser, 5MP camera with flash, autofocus, and digital zoom, 720p HD video recording, 16GB internal memory, and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi.
On the design front, the Arrive will appease those who prefer a physical QWERTY keyboard, and it also sports a tilt-up display. Sprint has already begun taking preorders at participating Sprint Store locations with the purchase of a $50 gift card.