HTC Trophy Announced as Verizon's First WP7 Device
Verizon Wireless today announced the HTC Trophy, its first Windows Phone 7 device. The Trophy will ship with the "NoDo" WP7 update installed, which is the latest version of the operating system available. It includes cut-and-paste and better Marketplace search. Features of the Trophy include a 1GHz Snapdragon processor; 3.8-inch WVGA touch display; 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, and 720p HD video capture; 16GB of on-board storage; plus Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. The Trophy is a world phone, which means it will work both on Verizon's network in the U.S. and on GSM/EDGE/HSPA networks overseas. The Trophy will be available online starting May 26 and in stores June 2 for $149.99 with a new voice/data contract. Customers who purchase the Trophy before July 15 will also receive a free XBox 360 video game.
HTC Bolt, with 3-Channel CA, Is a Sprint Exclusive
HTC and Sprint today announced the Bolt, the first smartphone to ship with support for three-channel carrier aggregation (3xCA) for Sprint's LTE Plus network. The HTC Bolt can aggregate three 20MHz LTE channels to improve wireless performance.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
HTC One Trades Android for Windows Phone
HTC today announced the One for Windows Phone, a variant of the One (M8) that swaps Google's mobile platform for Microsoft's. The One for Windows Phone runs the latest operating system from Microsoft and carries over a few HTC apps, such as Blinkfeed, the HTC duo-camera, SenseTV, Video Highlights, and BoomSound.
Verizon Rebadges the HTC One mini 2 as the Remix
Verizon Wireless today announced it will sell the HTC One Remix beginning July 24 for $99 with a new contract. The One Remix is a rebranded version of the HTC One mini 2, which was announced earlier this year.
Verizon to Sell HTC Desire 612 Beginning Oct. 9
Verizon Wireless today announced the pending availability of the HTC Desire 612. The 612 is sold as the 610 by other carriers.
Have you ever used a WP7 device?
One of my customers is in Bellevue (yes it's Microsoft) so I though it would be clever to buy an HD7 (t-mobile) just to make a point. I wasn't really expecting to like the phone, it was just for the politics.
I was instantly hooked... ...reluctantly. It appeared they threw out all of the old notions of a smart-phone and said - "What should it do?".
Even in it's infant stages it blew away my Verizon iPhone, HTC EVO and Blackberry storm. Just simple things like the way that the fonts are laid out to the home screen tiles. I'm not easily swayed but in this case I couldn't help it.
Didn't Verizon say Windows 7 was a waste of time?
THIS ARTICLE NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED!