Verizon’s highly anticipated HTC Trophy 7 device launched on Thursday.
The HTC 7 Trophy is the first Verizon Windows Phone handset, available online today and in stores June 2. 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.”
A quick look on Verizon’s site on Thursday shows that the device is unavailable for ordering and appears to be out of stock already in some states. WinRumors readers wrote in on Thursday to complain they were unable to purchase the new device despite the official launch today. A number of cities in New York are unable to purchase the device at the time of writing.
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 ships 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.