Official: Sprint HTC Arrive to get Mango today

We've seen it in the wild and now Sprint's official support page just went up detailing the Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" update. The new software version is confirmed as being 2305.13.40301.651 and should be going live today.

"Last Updated: Sep 27, 2011 - Just like your computer, your phone's software needs to be updated periodically to make sure you have all the latest fixes and enhancements to keep it running at optimal performance. Follow the steps below to check your current version and perform any needed updates."

  • Threads – Lets you switch between Text, Facebook chat, and Windows Live Messenger within the same conversation.
  • Groups – Organizes your contacts into personalized Live Tiles for status updates on Start and to quickly send a text, email, or IM to the whole group.
  • Social Network Integration - Integrate Twitter and LinkedIn feeds into contact cards.
  • Linked Inbox - View multiple email accounts in one linked inbox.
  • Hands-free messaging - Built-in voice-to-text and text-to-voice to support hands-free texting or chatting.
  • Live Tiles - Improved Live Tiles let you receive real-time information from apps without having to open them.
  • Multitasking - Lets you switch between Apps that are running and enables apps to run in the background to help preserve battery life and performance.
  • Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 7 - Includes an Internet browser based on Internet Explorer 9 including support for HTML5.
  • Local Scout - Pinpoint search results and recommendations for nearby restaurants, shopping, and activities.
  • Bing Enhancements- Includes Bing Vision, Music Search, and Voice.
  • Quick Cards - Get a quick summary of relevant information including related apps.

The rest of the piece details all the new enhancements and features of Mango (without actually ever calling it that) and gives instructions on how to check and install the update via the Zune desktop software.

Once again, Sprint, although quiet on the matter has once again come through and delievered a timely update (the last was the security fix). This makes the Arrive an even better phone and we're sure their customers will be excited to try out the new Mango feautres. Now if they can just get some new Generation 2 phones...

Source: Sprint Support; Big thanks, Jetface, for the tip!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • knew sprint would pull through
  • AT&T wasn't the first!!!
  • They said among the first. And they are. Apparently everybody is ;p
  • knew sprint would pull through,now only if they'd just fix those towers in my hometown I'd be a satisfied customer again
  • e'1 says sep 27, i have tried a 100 times since update yet:( .....when it is coming???
  • Later this afternoon would be my bet...will come in batches.
  • same here been trying for awhile now no luck maybe ill check again before i go to work see if its live, cant wait im sooo glad for my arrive but sprint really needs to get some new WP7 devices there soo many good models coming out soon my poor arrive is getting left behind i really just want 4g without having to jump boat
  • this update should enable EVDO Rev.B which is just as fast as Wi-Max. 4G is just a marketing gimmick much like the bit wars of the 90s, no carrier in the US is actually true 4G yet.
  • i read some articles before about the rev b... do you have any proof that our arrives support rev b?
  • never mind, looked it up myself. turns out our arrives have the snapdragon SoC QSD8650 . Which in our case (cdma2000) is technically capable of utilizing EVDO Rev BCDMA2000 (1xRTT, 1xEV-DO Rel.0/Rev.A/Rev.B, 1xEV-DO MC Rev.A)
  • Any word on T-mobile in the US yet? I have an HTC7 and don't know if I've just missed any articles about it...
  • 3:36 on the East Coast and no Mango on my HTC Arrive as of yet. Time to get some sleep and try again when I wake up.
  • That's great news. Been waiting patiently
  • Mango is going 100 times better than NoDo.
  • Well done MS (so far) with getting the carriers to do their thing.
  • 10:15AM EDT. No update yet. I have gone to checking every 15 minutes. Anyone else get the update???
  • I'm going to try my luck and have the Sprint techs update the phone for me! I'll keep you all posted!
  • According to this: are looking at after 1:00pm EDT.
  • AWESOME. The countdown is on! Love this phone btw.
  • Big fan of the OS, not a giant fan of the Phone. I call mine Big Bertha, and my Wife's is Large Marge. The Keyboard has become superfluous. I wish that the Speaker on the back (Which I initially thought was the LED flash) ported to the front through the grills on the top and bottom. It is a pain to try to listen to listen to something when every time you put it down, it is muffled. Bigger screen, better speaker(s), no keyboard, add the front facing camera.Please Sprint... Hear my prayers! New WP7 Phone! :-D
  • official word is 13:00 CST.