Our friends over at Phone Scoop were able to snag a few minutes with Sprint's first Windows Phone 7 device, the HTC 7 Pro. No release information was passed on but the first impression sounded good.
The device is built by HTC, which is even more obvious when you slide open the keyboard and see the screen tilt at an angle from the sliding QWERTY, similar to the way the old HTC Touch Pro 2 tilts.
The only complaints noted by Phone Scoop was that the keyboard was a little stiff and the screen rotation was a little slow. It was noted that this was a pre-production model so I'm sure there are still a few bugs to be ironed out.
They did mention that the 7 Pro felt solidly built and compact enough to fit easily into a comfortable pair of pants. Still no mention of a release date or pricing but with the phone carrying the Sprint logo and design tweaks, we may see this sooner than later.
Regardless, it does sound like Sprint customers will be please with their first Windows Phone 7 device.
Source: Phone Scoop
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.
I am not pleased with this device. Come on Sprint, we need global roaming!!! Get your act together.
Just get it out the door and I'll be happy.
Is that an SLCD screen? I want some SAMOLED+ WP7 devices, please.
It would be nice if Verizon carried this HTC phone. I'm not sure I'm going to like the Trophy -- might wait for another model to show up.
That is funny, too bad we can't trade! If only they would both work on both networks, that'd be best.
Personally I did not think so either until I had one in my hands.The Trophy with 3.8" SLCD screen is a really good looking phone.Personally the best looking WP7 phone at the moment. Not only from looks but also from using it. Nice grip and not easy to scratch.
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