HTC 7 Trophy

Verizon HTC Trophy: Carrier’s first WP7 device due May 26

Verizon HTC Trophy: Carrier’s first WP7 device due May 26

It's taken them a while - seven months since it first arrived on the market, in fact - but Verizon Wireless is finally ready to offer the HTC Trophy. The first Windows Phone 7 device on the carrier's network, the Trophy is the same 1GHz, 3.8-inch WVGA smartphone as we reviewed all those months ago, though now with World Phone functionality to play nicely with Verizon's CDMA network and GSM/HSPA roaming outside the US.

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Microsoft admits causing WP7 NoDo color glitches but blames HTC

Microsoft admits causing WP7 NoDo color glitches but blames HTC

Microsoft has confirmed that color banding and resolution issues HTC HD7 and HTC Trophy owners experienced after installing the recent Windows Phone 7 NoDo update was intentionally provoked, blaming HTC for stepping outside of the strict specification rules for the platform. According to a Microsoft support team member, HTC granted the two smartphones 32-bit color depth support, and NoDo switched that to the mandated 16-bit; in the process it triggered visual glitchiness and banding, a side-effect that Microsoft reckons users shouldn't actually see.

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Verizon HTC Trophy confirmed a World Phone, but won’t launch until June?

Verizon HTC Trophy confirmed a World Phone, but won’t launch until June?

Verizon may well be the last big US carrier to have a Windows Phone device on the market, but going by the latest set of leaked HTC Trophy photos their version may have some advantages over Sprint's HTC Arrive. WPCentral scored some shots confirming what we've suspected since the tail-end of last year, that the Verizon Trophy will be a so-called World phone with both CDMA and GSM connectivity.

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Verizon HTC Trophy caught in wild: First Windows Phone for Big Red?

Verizon HTC Trophy caught in wild: First Windows Phone for Big Red?

Verizon hasn't officially announced what its first Windows Phone 7 device will be, nor when it might arrive, but if you were hoping for a brand spanking new smartphone running the Microsoft OS then you'll be sorely disappointed. A shot of a Verizon-branded HTC 7 Trophy has leaked to Engadget, seemingly confirming earlier rumors that the entry-level smartphone would be headed to the CDMA carrier.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 18 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 18 2010

First lets talk about the amount of mobile ad impressions (the amount of times ads appear in applications) that Apple's iOS and Google's Android have: guess what? They're tied. That's wild. Next, Pontiflex CEO Zephrin Lasker says Android is "more important" than iPhone for mobile advertising. Then, no less a name than Steve Wozniak (aka the wonderful wizard of Woz) bets on Android to win the smartphone wars. Looks like a pretty good day ramping up here for Android, yes?

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HTC 7 Trophy Review

HTC 7 Trophy Review

The HTC 7 Trophy has been positioned as the most affordable of HTC's line-up of Windows Phone 7 devices, despite slotting in-between the HTC 7 Mozart and HTC HD7 in terms of size. Microsoft's strict rules on minimum hardware specifications should mean you're not giving up much in the way of performance, too, so is this the budget Windows Phone 7 device to go for? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Windows Phone 7 Handsets Released into the Wild in New Zealand

Windows Phone 7 Handsets Released into the Wild in New Zealand

As you may well know, at any given point in the day, it's late enough in the day that it's already a completely different day on the other side of the world. Right now, it's October 21st in New Zealand, which can mean one one thing: there's a dude who has seen Lord of the Rings more than 50 times, and now he is able to purchase a Windows phone 7 handset. He is so very happy about this, and the people selling it to him seem joyous as well.

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