Sprint to announce HTC 7 Pro on Thursday

Sprint have been posting tweets hinting at a Thursday launch of the HTC 7 Pro, and in another Tweet submitted yesterday, read:

"If you could design a brand new phone, what would it have? Ours will have a hub for gaming, music, pictures and video."

That indicates only one OS in the world and it isn't Android!

We'll be looking out for info regarding availability, pricing, etc in the next 48 hrs. But for now, it seems that Rafael Rivera of CheveronWP7 fame was right on the money when he tweeted that Sprint customers will be enjoying Windows Phone 7 in the first two weeks of March, also saying that the phone would in fact be the HTC 7 Pro.

WPCentral had earlier speculated that this was the case and later confirmed it.

The evidence they put together yesterday can be seen below:

  1. The Sprint 7 Pro ROM is finalized, ready for shipment.
  2. They were waiting on the NoDo update for CDMA support.
  3. We've heard that it's coming in early March from Raphael Rivera.
  4. Sprint is announcing a new phone this Thursday.
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This is great news, but what about Verizon? Shouldn't they be getting WP7 now that CDMA support has been added? *grumble*

I bought a Samsung focus to satisfy my Win7 needs. I think I will buy an Android on contract until a decent WP7 device comes out on Sprint.

mArcade said,
I bought a Samsung focus to satisfy my Win7 needs. I think I will buy an Android on contract until a decent WP7 device comes out on Sprint.

Is this an unlocked model? What provider can you use it with?

Edited by Ely, Feb 22 2011, 6:01pm :

I wanted this phone a few months ago but now I feel like I should switch carriers or keep waiting. Compared with what's out there the hardware is a letdown, specially the screen.

Nimdock said,
I wanted this phone a few months ago but now I feel like I should switch carriers or keep waiting. Compared with what's out there the hardware is a letdown, specially the screen.

Ah, forgot to mention. Since it's 3G instead of "4G" I feel like I would be wasting $10/month with the new fee. With a "4G" phone at least you're getting some added value.

Nimdock said,

Ah, forgot to mention. Since it's 3G instead of "4G" I feel like I would be wasting $10/month with the new fee. With a "4G" phone at least you're getting some added value.

Are there any "4G" WP7 devices out yet? Based on past experience with Sprint I'd imagine it will be about a year before we'll see hardware offered through them that is "4G" and has a front-facing camera (the other feature I'd like, but don't expect anytime soon from Sprint).

I'd consider switching to a different carrier but they're not exactly enticing. At first glance, the Dell phone seems to have the nicest hardware, but I'm not sure I'd want to switch to T-mobile.

Neb Okla said,

I'd consider switching to a different carrier but they're not exactly enticing. At first glance, the Dell phone seems to have the nicest hardware, but I'm not sure I'd want to switch to T-mobile.

Just out of curiosity, has anyone used the Dell WP7 phone with the new Wal-Mart Family Mobile plan?

HTC 7 pro had potential to be something but they let it down with mediocre hardware and it's pretty chunky. Too bad still no good slider qwertys for WP7 or android this is what's needed.

Digitalx said,
HTC 7 pro had potential to be something but they let it down with mediocre hardware and it's pretty chunky. Too bad still no good slider qwertys for WP7 or android this is what's needed.

Hmm, since it's un-announced where are you getting your info? Are there any nice reviews of the phone yet? So far I've mostly seen blurrycam photos and rumors of the phone.

Neb Okla said,

Hmm, since it's un-announced where are you getting your info? Are there any nice reviews of the phone yet? So far I've mostly seen blurrycam photos and rumors of the phone.

There are places outside of the US that usually happen to get phones before US. Shocker, right?

andrewbares said,

There are places outside of the US that usually happen to get phones before US. Shocker, right?

What you say?!? The #3 mobile operator in the US isn't the first in the world to get everything?!?

Ely said,
Too late, I already switched to T-Mobile besides I preffer the design of the HTC HD7 over that one.

Same here. I jumped ship for the Dell Venue Pro. The 7 Pro just isn't exciting and is far too late.