Sprint Getting Its First Windows Phone Next Month

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Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 platform is preparing to expand to another carrier. Starting March 20th, Sprint customers will be able to purchase the HTC Arrive for $200 after a $100 mail-in rebate and two-year contract.

Here in the U.S., Windows Phone 7 devices are currently available on AT&T and T-Mobile. Verizon plans to add the handsets sometime this year as well, though no hard-and-fast dates have been announced yet.

The Arrive is basically the Sprint version of the HTC HD7 Pro that’s been available from overseas carriers for a while now. Specs include a 1GHz processor, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3.6-inch 800×480 touchscreen, 16 gigabytes of storage, and a 5-megapixel camera.

So nothing too fancy—no Sprint 4G connection, for instance—but if you’re a Sprint customer who’s been itching for a Windows Phone 7 device, this will be the one to check out once March 20th rolls around.

[via MobileCrunch]

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