We heard earlier today that Verizon was excited to carry Microsoft’s Widows Phone 7 devices, as soon as Microsoft got them ready for the CDMA-based network. And now, thanks to a Verizon pamphlet, it looks like that day may be coming sooner than we imagined. And HTC seems to be leading the way. The HTC Trophy looks to be the first Windows Phone 7 device heading to Verizon, bringing yet another quad band global phone to Verizon’s ranks.
The Trophy brings Windows Phone 7 to Verizon, courtesy of a 3.8-inch capacitive touchscreen display. There’s a 5MP camera, including autofocus and LED flash, on the back, and you’ll find 16GB of on board storage, with 512MB of ROM. The brochure, which you can see above, is being passed around to Microsoft employees at the moment. The device also features integrated 802.11 b/g/n WiFI, as well as Bluetooth 2.1+EDR technology. The phone will cost $199 for Microsoft employees, and they have until December 31st to act on the special offer. There’s no exact date as to when we should expect to see the device land on Verizon’s shelves for consumers, but early 2011 is getting closer and closer.