The $199 HTC 7 Pro is the carrier's first Windows 7 smartphone, which was also launched this week by U.S. Cellular and, earlier this year, by Sprint, which calls it the HTC Arrive. All three carriers are the first CDMA carriers to offer a Windows 7 phone.
The three carriers'
Ridgeland, Mass. - Microsoft's smartphone platform gained more ground among CDMA carriers with Cellular South adding the Windows 7 HTC 7 Pro phone.HTC-made phones
are also the first Windows Phone 7 handsets to combine a sliding QWERTY
keyboard with a tilt-up display to create the appearance of a tiny laptop.
The phone, available through Cellular South's direct and indirect channels, features 3.6-inch touchscreen, built-in FM radio, access to Netflix, 5-megapixel autofocus camera with flash, 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, 800 by 480 capacitive touchscreen display, 720p HD video recording, 16GB of non-removable memory, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, stereo Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and SRS Wow surround-sound processing. The phone also lets users view, edit, share and sync Office documents, and it integrates with Windows Live, Xbox Live, Windows Marketplace and Zune services, the latter enabling users to download and stream music.