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Features needed for HTC Arrive 2, not just WP7 Mango

Now that the HTC Arrive has been on the market for a little while, users will now get an idea at just how good it is, as well as what areas it is lacking in. It comes as no surprise that there are a number of features needed for the HTC Arrive, and we are not just talking about WP7 Mango. You can be certain that current owners would not want to change the design, as it is no secret that this is one of its strengths.

Having said that, there will be a select few who would not be happy with key areas of the design, but we know that most will have an opinion about certain areas where the Arrive is lacking. OK, so we know that the HTC handset could do with that upgrade to Windows Phone 7 Mango, but we already know that the mobile OS upgrade is coming, we just have to have a little patience.

Engadget has been asking its readers this same question, and there are no real surprises as to what needs to be changed in the next version of the HTC Arrive. One of the wishes that seems to come up is the need for more keyboards, and not just touchscreen. This is something that Motorola seems to understand, which is why they seem to launch new smartphones with the choice of both. The browser is another feature that is in need of an upgrade; again that will come with the Mango update.

There are some users that wish that not just the Arrive but also other WP7 handsets would offer a simple feature like the iPhone has, and that is a simpler way to turn the phone on silent. Currently users have to go into the setting to do this. What makes us laugh is how some of the really cheap phones already have this feature. However, even the iPhone has been a bit slow to offer simple features than less-expensive phones have.


Some current HTC Arrive owners admit that their handset has too much wrong with it, which is why they would much rather an HTC EO 4G or Samsung Galaxy S II. However, if they did choose the things needed to improve the Arrive, then a larger screen and 4G support is a must. The handset also lacks another needed feature, and that is SD expansion. We would have thought that HTC would have offered this, as they do with their range of Android handsets?

These are just a few of the much needed feature upgrades for the next HTC Arrive, but what would you like to see change?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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I think that HTC WP7 phones do not need SD card expansion, they just need to offer 16 and 32gb options. iPhone users are use to the idea that they do not have that option. Better ways to access the memory are needed IMO, not just thru USB.

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