Verizon Windows Phone 7 HTC Trophy officially available May 26

By Tom Warren, on 19th May 11 2:03 pm with 20 Comments

Verizon’s first Windows Phone is nearly here.

The HTC 7 Trophy is the first Verizon Windows Phone and will be available starting May 26 online. Verizon plans to distribute handsets to stores so customers can purchase them at a local retailer on June 2. Microsoft is also dropping in a freebie for Verizon customers. Customers who purchase a Windows Phone from Verizon before July 15 will be eligible to receive a free Xbox 360 game. Customers can choose between popular titles including “Halo Reach,” “Kinect Sports,” and “Lode Runner.”

  • HTC Trophy will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com on May 26, and in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores on June 2 for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.  Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
  • HTC Trophy customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a smartphone data package.  Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 for monthly access and an unlimited smartphone data package is $29.99for monthly access.
  • Verizon Wireless customers traveling outside of the United States should contact Verizon Wireless’ global customer support team at 1-800-922-0204 before embarking on their trip to ensure their phones have the right features for global usage.

Verizon’s first Windows Phone device has witnessed a tough early start into the market. Originally expected in March, the device has been delayed on a number of occasions. Verizon’s leaked Spring roadmap originally revealed an April 15 launch date for Verizon’s HTC Trophy device but the date came and passed. The delays have frustrated many Verizon customers who are keen to purchase a Windows Phone 7 device.

Verizon’s Windows Phone will ship with Microsoft’s “NoDo” copy and paste update. “NoDo” is Microsoft’s first platform update, which also includes improved application start-up and resume times. Verizon recently posted support articles referencing Microsoft’s own fixes for known Windows Phone 7 issues. Verizons’s HTC 7 Trophy Windows Phone device was spotted in the wild in late February. Further photos leaked in March following confirmation that the device includes all of Verizon’s branding, even a “My Verizon Mobile” application.

  • 1 GHz Snapdragon® processor
  • WVGA 3.8-inch touchscreen
  • Surround sound through SRS WOW HD™
  • 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 720p HD video capture
  • 16 GB on-board storage
  • Wi-Fi connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Global ready – allowing customers to enjoy wireless voice and data service in more than 200 countries, with more than 125 with 3G speeds
  • HTC Hub-customization through downloadable applications that offer even more entertainment and productivity
  • View and edit Microsoft Office® documents, including Excel®, Word® and PowerPoint® with the Office Hub and data access on SharePoint® servers

Verizon HTC 7 Trophy

  • Hakizzle

     Great news, when can we preorder?

  • GP007

    So May 26th is when hell finally freezes over I guess? 

    • http://www.seriousinternets.com Tim Smith

      5 days after the end of the world.

    • M_Lyons10

       LOL  I guess.  I didn’t think this was ever going to come to Verizon…

  • goofy

    I use vodafone’s Trophy for half year.
    It’s a great device :) fast & smooth than iPhone
    I recommended this device to all the people.

  • Anonymous

     Still waiting on off-contract price and screen info.  If it’s not SLCD …

  • Carenot

    Verizon can still suck it. I’m jumping ship at the end of the month. They’re too arrogant, pricey and don’t have rollover minutes.  

    • zzz

      I switched to AT&T’s $15 data plan and am very happy with it.  Plus, you can get the clearly best WP7 device (Samsung Focus) for free.  Can’t beat that. AT&T’s network took a lot of crap in the media but I think quite a bit of that is undeserved — iphone’s poor performance/bugs have more to do with it IMO.

    • Guest

      Same situation.  I switched to AT&T and have never had an issue with my Focus (that I got for free on 2yr contract from Newegg), other than no-do taking so long to update.  AT&T network works just fine in my area, Northern VA, although when I went on a long road trip in the South West my friends with Sprint and Verizon usually had better coverage.  But I wouldn’t let a few days of road trip through the dessert affect my decision.  Besides, its a good time to play some of the awesome WP7 games.

    • Darkwheatgames

      yeah free games like Spitballer FREE, and Bubble Bee 

    • captn3x

      and no more one year contracts.  i might be leaving soon also.

    • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

      They waited too long. I’ve already jumped ship to Sprint for the HTC Arrive. Basically the same specs but with a slide out keyboard instead of global bandwidth. 

  • cgon

    Definitely happy to finally have an official date.  Interesting enough, the Verizon Wireless website just went down temporarily… 

    • M_Lyons10

       So clearly the folks in charge of bringing out new hardware for Verizon aren’t the only ones asleep on the job…  :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1142045821 Rafael Rocha

    16gb storage? either typo or better than EU phone 

    • http://twitter.com/Adiliyo Adil

       not a typo, the verizon variant was always listed as having 16GB

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1142045821 Rafael Rocha

    16gb storage? either a typo or the guys at US will be better served with that than the lousy 8gb available in EU.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I6UZF4T5YOLY7F7EDUWXM24FZM A R

    HTC Sensation will be my next phone! It looks really good.

    HTC Phones

  • M_Lyons10

    The global phone features are nice, but I’m wondering now if it just makes more sense to wait for Mango to come out and see what devices come out alongside that.  Verizon really sat on this one for way too long.