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All posts tagged "htc trophy"

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Verizon's Trophy Reviewed

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "HTC Windows Phones" @ 08:00 AM

"The HTC Trophy is the first Windows Phone 7 handset to grace the Verizon Wireless network, and it is based on the HTC 7 Trophy that was released last fall...The Trophy still has the nice, rubberized soft-touch back and solid build quality that its forebear had, though Verizon has swapped out the bright yellow under the battery cover for a more appropriate bright red."

Mobileburn does a run through of Verizon's version of the Trophy and find not much has changed. It's still a phone with more than decent hardware specs, and whether you think it's right for you depends really on how you view Windows Phone 7 - which is probably what Microsoft had in mind when they set down the hardware parameters.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Verizon Trophy Release Dates Made Official

Posted by Richard Chao in "HTC Windows Phones" @ 08:21 AM

"At last. I know many of you were eagerly waiting for this one: Verizon Wireless today said that the HTC Trophy, its first Windows Phone, will be available on its website starting May 26-and hit Verizon stores a week later on June 2. The phone will cost $149.99, after accounting for a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year contract."

The Trophy release dates have just been made official by Verizon Wireless. It will be available by their web sales on May 26th and in their stores on June 2nd. Verizon is promoting the launch with the offer of a free XBox 360 console game with purchase before July 15, 2011. With the addition of Verizon Wireless, Windows Phone is now available on the four major U.S. carriers.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Verizon HTC Trophy Press Shots Leaked

Posted by Richard Chao in "HTC Windows Phones" @ 08:44 AM

"Like clockwork, here are the first press shots showing Verizon's HTC Trophy (minus the "7") from all angles."

The rumored May 12th launch date for the HTC Trophy is rapidly approaching and as clockwork, the official press shots have been leaked.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Verizon HTC Trophy Rumored To Be Released On 4/15/11

Posted by Richard Chao in "HTC Windows Phones" @ 11:15 AM

"A friendly neighborhood tipster has sent along Verizon's upcoming roadmap for their Spring releases..."

Phandroid has acquired Verizon's spring handset release roadmap. Of importance to us Windows Phone enthusiasts is the device slated for release on 4/15/11. That's right, the HTC Trophy, Verizon's first WP7 phone. With this impending release, WP7 will soon be available to buyers on all four U.S. carriers.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

HTC Trophy Due March 24 On Verizon

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "HTC Windows Phones" @ 08:00 PM

We've now got a solid date for the long-awaited CDMA version of Windows Phone 7 - the HTC Trophy is due to launch March 24th on Verizon, which incidentally coincides with the equally long awaited NoDo update. Coincidence? Don't think so - both were originally supposed to come out in February, going by hints back when WP7 first launched. Still, better late than never, though Microsoft is slowly losing momentum on WP7. Will the Trophy help bring some needed market push? Hopefully so, and a successful NoDo rollout would be even better.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Be a World Traveler With the HTC Trophy

Posted by Nelson Ocampo in "HTC Windows Phones" @ 09:00 PM

"First some good news: the Verizon HTC Trophy is definitely a global CDMA/quad-band GSM phone. This has technically been known since November, but since then we have had little to no word on whether that would still be the case.Luckily, our insider managed to snag a screen shot of the Settings --> Cellular, where you can see the "Mode selection", from there you can see the CDMA/GSM settings being available to the end user. That's a huge win for Verizon customers as this makes the Trophy the first Windows "world" Phone for the carrier, something that many had wanted to Sprint to offer with the 7 Pro (especially if it's a business device). Incidentally, we hear the phone is very fast and fluid, specifically that the 'NoDo' update gets rid of the Marketplace "scrolling lag". Schweet."

A knock that is commonly used against Verizon and it's CDMA network is that the phones can't be used in other countries. The vast majority of the world uses GSM. So a CDMA phone in countries other than the US can often end up being slightly more than a fancy flashlight. But that won't be a problem with the HTC Trophy. With the ability to take on a SIM card, this phone will let you travel the world in style. And when it gets dark, you could use a regular flashlight. You wouldn't want to use up your phone battery since you might decide that you want to actually make a call.

Check out the link for more details. The world awaits you.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Verizon May Get a Windows Phone Handset in March

Posted by Nelson Ocampo in "HTC Windows Phones" @ 09:30 PM

"Verizon officials may be planning to announce the device as soon as Monday February 28 according to people familiar with the company’s plans. Verizon will introduce the HTC 7 Trophy as its first Windows Phone 7 device for $200 on a two-year contract. Verizon’s CDMA rival Sprint announced their first Windows Phone 7 device on Thursday, the HTC Arrive will launch on March 20 priced at $200. WinRumors understands Verizon’s offering will arrive in late March around the same time as Sprint."

This could be interesting. Unlike their CDMA competitor Sprint, Verizon representatives have been pretty negative publicly regarding Microsoft's new mobile OS. As posted in a previous article here at Windows Phone Thoughts reported that Tony Melone, CTO at Verizon Communications stated:

"I do want a strong third OS out there. It gives the carriers more flexibility and balances the interests of all the parties. But I still have doubts whether Microsoft will get the traction they are hoping for with Windows Phone 7."

Also, Chris Wyatt, Corporate Vice President of Software and Services Product Management added:

"We would like an opportunity to create unique value and we don't feel we could with a closed platform"

That doesn't exactly sound like a ringing endorsement for what could be their new and upcoming product, does it? How is Verizon going to market their Windows Phone devices? Will Tony Melone and Chris Wyatt end up eating their words? Only time will tell. For now, discuss it in the forums!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

More Evidence WP7 is Coming To Verizon

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone Mobile Operators" @ 08:00 PM

"Looks like Microsoft took Big Red's challenge and decided to respond in kind, as the official Windows Phone Twitter feed claims that Windows Phone 7 devices are finally headed to Verizon. They'll allegedly arrive this holiday season, a good bit earlier than we were told, but we doubt you're exactly dismayed to get your hands on CDMA WP7 phones ahead of schedule."

I'm still wouldn't call this confirmed until Verizon actually make an official announcement , but with a CDMA handset ready in the wings, there's a fair chance that WP7 get a bite of more than the GSM market, and soon. Note that the tweet above has been followed up with a less committed one on the timing, but it seems just a matter of time until Verizon customers can get their hands on a WP7 phone.

Monday, November 15, 2010

HTC Trophy Coming to Verizon Early 2011

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone News" @ 04:35 PM

Engadget has the scoop for all of you waiting for a Windows Phone 7 device on the Verizon network; looks like the HTC Trophy is coming to Big Red in 2011...I'd guess no later than the summer. Looks like a decent phone with a 3.8 inch screen, a 5 megapixel camera, 16 GB of on-board storage, and the usual wireless (802.11n and Bluetooth).

Monday, November 8, 2010

Is The HTC Trophy A Desirable Phone?

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "HTC Windows Phones" @ 03:00 PM

"It doesn't have the unique apps the LG came with, or the fancy camera on the Mozart, or the HD7's screen, but it does have an arguably even better trick up its sleeve."

As Windows Phone 7's go, the Trophy is rather spartan, but don't rule it out. Along with its more baseline hardware comes a baseline price that many will like. Vodafone is offering it free with a £25 monthly contract. And by baseline, remember, we are talking about Microsoft's minimum chassis 1 specs, which are nothing to sneeze at. Hit the link to read the full review and see if the device deserves to be on your shopping list.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

WP7 Now On The Streets

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone News" @ 05:30 PM

D-Day is here! Engadget reports that Windows Phone 7 is now in New Zealand. Due to the vagaries of time zones, New Zealand gets first dibs at Microsoft's new OS. In case you're curious, it looks like HTC gets the prize for first WP7 unit sold (if that means anything at all).

Friday, October 1, 2010

HTC Spark With WP7 Outed

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "HTC Windows Phones" @ 11:00 AM

It's lean, it's mean, and it's sparkling - not to mention showing all the grubby fingers that's been handling it. The HTC Spark, which appears to be another codename for the Mondrian/Trophy/Mozart (different carriers?), has been photographed and dissected (figuratively speaking) by an enterprising friend of a friend. The specs comply with chassis 1 minimums and HTC has a few (non-Sense) apps onboard, and is going to offer an optional extended battery. We're counting the days til this and other WP7 offerings hit the streets - it's been a looong wait. Hit the source for the link to more pics...and mind the ciggie.

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