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.
Video Tour: HTC Trophy
Phone Scoop takes the HTC Trophy for an on-camera spin. Verizon Wireless's first Windows Phone 7 device performs well across most features and packs the latest software from Microsoft.
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.
Verizon Offering Mango to HTC Trophy
Verizon Wireless today said that it is rolling out Windows Phone 7.5 Mango to the HTC Trophy starting today. Users will be alerted when their handset is ready for the update, which must be installed via PC.
HTC Trophy Wins GSM/CDMA Approval from FCC
The Federal Communications Commission recently approved an unannounced version of the HTC Trophy that has both CDMA and GSM radios on board. The FCC confirms that this version of the Trophy has CDMA 850/1900, GSM 850/1900, and WCDMA 850/1900.
Cricket Wireless Lands the HTC Desire 555
Cricket Wireless recently added the HTC Desire 555 to its lineup of affordable Android smartphones. The 555 is a variant of the Desire 530.
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!