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.

Specs include a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth and GPS, along with 16GB of onboard storage. There's also the HTC Hub, and all the usual Windows Phone support for Xbox LIVE profiles and Office documents.

Verizon will be selling the HTC Trophy online from May 26 and in-store from June 2, priced at $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and assuming a new, two-year agreement. Buy before July 15 and they'll give you a free Xbox 360 game, too: either Halo: Reach, Kinect Sports or Lode Runner.

Press Release:

HTC Trophy™ Brings Windows Phone 7 To Verizon Wireless

Combine Business and Play with a Smartphone That Lets Customers Do What They Love

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — HTC Trophy™ is the first Windows Phone 7 device to come to Verizon Wireless, bringing a new dimension of gaming and entertainment to the nation's most reliable 3G network.

Windows Phone is the only phone that lets you play games with Xbox LIVE. Customers can sync directly with Xbox LIVE mobile to access their avatar, profile and gamer score to keep track of their wins. HTC Trophy also allows consumers to play by themselves or challenge friends in turn-based games. In addition to the many mobile gaming features, customers who buy an HTC Trophy before July 15 get a free Xbox 360 console game. Game enthusiasts can choose from Halo: Reach, Kinect Sports and Lode Runner – up to $60 value.

HTC Trophy features the Music + Video Hub, giving customers quick access to music and movies on their device. Customers can stream or download millions of songs with a Zune Pass subscription and access over 15,000 quality apps and games in Windows Phone Marketplace through the Marketplace Hub.

Additional features:

1 GHz Snapdragon® processor

WVGA 3.8-inch touchscreen

Surround sound through SRS WOW HD™

5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash

720p HD video capture

16 GB on-board storage

Wi-Fi connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n

Global ready – allowing customers to enjoy wireless voice and data service in more than 200 countries, with more than 125 with 3G speeds

HTC Hub-customization through downloadable applications that offer even more entertainment and productivity

View and edit Microsoft Office® documents, including Excel®, Word® and PowerPoint® with the Office Hub and data access on SharePoint® servers

Pricing and availability:

HTC Trophy will be available online at on May 26, and in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores on June 2 for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

HTC Trophy customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a smartphone data package. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 for monthly access and an unlimited smartphone data plan is $29.99 for monthly access.

Verizon Wireless customers traveling outside of the United States should contact Verizon Wireless' global customer support team at 1-800-922-0204 before embarking on their trip to ensure their phones have the right features for global usage.

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