May 26th is shaping up to be a big day for Android customers on Verizon, but now it's going to be important for Windows Phone 7 fans, as well. Verizon just announced that the HTC Trophy will be available online beginning May 26th for $149.99 with a two-year contract and $50 mail-in rebate. If you'd prefer to go the brick and mortar route for your Trophy purchase, Big Red's first Windows Phone 7 handset will be available in Verizon stores on June 2nd. Customers that buy a Trophy before July 15th will be given a free Xbox 360 game of their choosing. The options include Halo: Reach, Kinect Sports, and Lode Runner.
For those of you that need a quick refresher, the HTC Trophy features a 3.8-inch 480x800 touchscreen, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p video capture, 16GB of built-in storage, global connectivity, and Surround sound with SRS WOW HD. As I said before, the Trophy also earns the honor of being Verizon's first Windows Phone 7 device, coming just over two months after Sprint launched its own WP7 offering, HTC Arrive. It's kind of a bummer that it's taken Big Red this long to push out its own WP7 device, but the good news is that it's finally almost here after months of teases and leaks. Anyone planning on grabbing a Trophy?
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.
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 www.verizonwireless.com 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.
For more information about Windows Phone, visit www.windowsphone.com. For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 104 million total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative wireless devices that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.