Sprint will apparently be offering preorders of its HTC 7 Pro
-- the only CDMA Windows Phone 7 device to be announced so far -- in
just a few days' time on November 8th, but there's a fairly big catch:
you've got to be a Microsoft employee to get in on the action. Redmond
has been great about seeding WP7 models to its staff so far,
so it's definitely possible that Sprint is working with Microsoft in
some capacity to get 7 Pros to its folks a little early in an effort to
smooth out last-minute bugs and get feedback... either that, or it's
just doing them a solid by letting 'em preorder a few days before
everyone else. Last we'd heard, the 7 Pro won't be coming until 2011
(despite the fact that there's already an FCC certification
ready to roll), so if we were to see a few of the things floating
around campus before January, we certainly wouldn't be surprised.
Pricing is yet to be announced.