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Sprint to reveal new handset Feb. 24, hints at Windows Phone 7

Sprint drops some hints via Twitter about a new phone that's set to arrive on February 24.

Unlike Sprint's last event, which was shrouded in mystery and a lot of hype, the carrier is taking a more subtle approach with its next handset.

Spreading the word via its Twitter account, Sprint revealed that on February 24, it will introduce a new phone with a "hub for gaming, music, pictures, and video." You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that it will most likely be a Windows Phone 7 handset, since these hubs play a central role in Microsoft's mobile operating system.

Of course, the question remains about which model will be introduced on Thursday, but again, the clues are already there. During the official Windows Phone 7 launch event in October 2010, Microsoft said that the HTC 7 Pro would come to Sprint in early 2011, so it's a pretty safe bet that we'll see this slider QWERTY from HTC in just a couple of days.

You can check out some of our hands-on photos of the HTC 7 Pro from the launch event here.