HTC Trophy is Verizon’s First Windows Phone 7 Smartphone

It certainly took long enough, but a Windows Phone 7 device has finally landed at Verizon Wireless. The HTC Trophy is a pretty standard Windows Phone 7. The device lacks a dedicated QWERTY keyboard, but it sports a 3.8 inch WVGA touchscreen and runs on a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. It also packs in Surround sound through SRS WOW HD, a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash and 720p HD video capture, 16GB of on-board storage,  and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. The device is 3G only, but it is also global ready and can be used in over 200 countries –  that is of-course if you can stomach the roaming charges. Either way, Verizon customers finally have an option to use a Windows Phone 7 device on the network. But what took so long! It was way back last fall when AT&T and T-Mobile first started carrying Windows Phone 7 handsets like the HTC 7.

The HTC Trophy will be available for $150 after a $50 rebate when it becomes available online on May 26th. It will be available in stores on June 2nd. Plus, Microsoft is throwing in a special offer to entice buyers. Customers who purchase the HTC Trophy before July 15th are eligible to purchase a free Xbox 360 console game.  They can choose from Halo: Reach, Kinect Sports and Lode Runner.