Hands-on: Verizon HTC Trophy with Windows Phone 7

Hands-on: Verizon HTC Trophy with Windows Phone 7
Hands-on: Verizon HTC Trophy with Windows Phone 7

It’s a huge day for Verizon with the release of four major handsets and we just had the nice delivery man drop off the HTC Trophy and thought we’d show it off to you before we do an official review. How does the first Windows Phone 7 handset for Verizon stack up against the competition?

I actually really, really like the way the HTC Trophy feels in the hand, as it’s light and sleek but it doesn’t feel cheap. It’s essentially a slimmed down version of the Surround and it ditches the relatively useless slide-out speaker that was on the AT&T handset.

The face is mainly a 3.8-inch WVGA display along with the standard Windows Phone 7 buttons: back, Windows and Search. On the side is a hard camera button which can launch your camera app even when you’re in the lock screen and the other spine has a flush volume rocker and the microUSB port.

The HTC Trophy sports a 5-megapixel camera with a flash and you’ll notice there’s some red accents near the camera. Once you pop open the battery door, you’re hit with an explosion of red, as the battery and the innards are all a bright red.

The HTC Trophy comes with the Windows Phone 7 NoDo software to run on the CDMA network, as well as use copy and paste. It doesn’t have the new features that Windows Phone 7.1 Mango will have but it’s still a unique take on the mobile computing experience.

Overall, I really like the look and feel of this device and the cherry on top is that it has world roaming capabilities. The smartphone market is very crowded though, so you’ll have to wait for our full review (coming very shortly) to see where this handset stands.

Check out the videos and photos below and let us know if there’s anything specific you’d like to know in the review.

  • http://twitter.com/Translatethis27 Translatethis27

    Nobody wants Wp7… Its the biggest Fail.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VX3ZEBM7GOSES5WIRSEVC55IWI Barry

      I do and I just got one.  I did a lot of work comparing the iphone and droid and the win phone and it is just better.  I especially like the office and exchange integration – hard to beat and unlike the other competitors, it is actually secure.  Have fun with whatever toy you use because this phone actually helps me improve my efficiency at work. More time for me!

      • http://www.facebook.com/chicananerd Claudia Mendoza

        i wanted one too… so this morning i ordered mine and get it tomorrow.  hooray! 

    • Musicrecruitz

      You must be an Android or Apple fan as  someone who previously owned an android and iphone i can tell you that you are incorrect, WP7 is amazing my DELL VENUE PRO is the best device ive ever had and the wp7 os is simply amazing it even makes both android and ios feels a tad outdated. WP7 is an amazing OS.

  • GoldReaper

    Ummmmm, Mango is Windows Phone 7.5. The new developer tools are 7.1 but that’s not what the version will be for Mango. In the emulator for Mango it says version 7.5. Also, Translatethis27, you sir, are an imbecile. Ever use Windows Phone? Didn’t think so. It’s the most intuitive mobile OS out there and most, if not ALL, Windows Phone users are very satisfied. There are many who have used all OS’s and like Windows Phone most, just read around. So don’t spew complete lies, because you just make yourself look like an idiot.

    • Anonymous

      Blarg. I’m an idiot. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FDE74R6QEOFTYA6CUFVYZ2QOME Justin the Coach

    Whoa, that’s a very FAST phone.  Like how quickly the apps load.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FDE74R6QEOFTYA6CUFVYZ2QOME Justin the Coach

    I think I’m getting the Dell Venue Pro unless the Dell Wrigley comes out before then.

  • Sue Fout

    Windows Phone. Awesome.

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