08-29-2011, 05:27 PM #2
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Arrive is a solid phone. I've had mine since it launched on Sprint and enjoy it very much. The "hard to scratch" thing is a unicorn because it does not have gorilla glass and will scratch like most other screens.
Great keyboard, solid speaker. Good solid feel. Attractive phone. That said, the OS is what makes the phone and if Sprint offered more choices such as a phone with a bigger screen, i probably would have gotten that.
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- 08-29-2011, 05:30 PM #3
Yeah exactly what he said above.
Great hardware keyboard if you want one. I would highly recommend getting a screen protector. They are cheap and will save you from having to look at a scratched screen every time you open your phone or from even having to worry about it.
Sent from my HTC Arrive using Board Expressdumb phone > Palm Pre > Palm Pre+ > HTC Arrive> HTC EVO LTE > No more Windows Phones until WP gets Swype.
- 08-30-2011, 11:19 AM #5
I bought mine used with an ever so tiny "scratch" at the bottom. Barely noticeable. Rest of the phone is mint. I have to say, as with the others, that this phone is sturdy. I love the keyboard. I hate that some applications don't revert to landscape mode when turned on the side/ or keyboard is opened, but I do love this phone. Very snappy and responsive. You won't be disappointed.
- 09-02-2011, 03:09 PM #8
I got my Arrive and I havent looked back since. I was tempted to get the Samson Epic but its Android ( I hate Android ). I was a Palm Pre owner from its lauch over 2 years ago. I miss "My Precious" (pun intended) but the Windows Phone is providing GREAT therapy!! My Plam Pre currently resides on my nightstand as my alarm clock.Ex WebOS Fan - Now a Windows 7 Man!
- 09-20-2011, 12:38 AM #11
I dropped mine once on the concrete and my child threw it on the concrete once. Tiny scratch on glass from first fall and tiny scratch from the one time I put the phone in my pocket with my keys. Scratches not deep but visible. It is dinged up pretty bad. The plastic keyboard guard broke. Thinking about getting the Titan if on Sprint or WP7 Galaxy s2 if one ever comes out. But like the Arrive, it is very very tough. Most other phones would be useless after the beating this thing has taken.
- 09-22-2011, 02:09 AM #12
I was tempted to get the Samson Epic but its Android ( I hate Android ). I was a Palm Pre owner from its lauch over 2 years ago. I miss "My Precious" (pun intended) but the Windows Phone is providing GREAT therapy!!
09-22-2011, 12:49 PM #13
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I dropped mine a few times when I had first gotten the phone (haven't dropped it since). It did cause some light cosmetic damage on the hinge - nothing you notice unless you're looking for it. I'm surprised these drops didn't crack the screen or anything, because some of the drops were pretty dramatic. One actually ended with a chair leg under my full body-weight stabbing down into the screen, and the device being shot up into the air from the pressure!
Still running like a champ somehow.
10-06-2011, 12:08 PM #15
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