Verizon is happy to let the world know they are now bringing to market their first ever Windows Phone 7 smartphone, the HTC Trophy. This Windows Phone 7 handset will retail for $199.99 under a new 24-month contract but Verizon is offering a $50 mail-in rebate. Verizon HTC Trophy release date in Verizon’s online shop and retail outlets was on May 26, 2011.
The HTC Trophy Windows Phone 7 Smartphone lets users play games with Xbox LIVE. Windows Phone 7 OS allows players to sync this phone directly with Xbox Live mobile to keep play and keep track of their game stats. Verizon and Microsoft are also offering another sweet bonus. A Customer who buys the HTC Trophy before July 15 gets a free Xbox 360 console game. He can pick his free games from Halo Reach, Kinect Sports or Lode Runner.
This Windows Phone 7 smartphone comes preinstalled with Music + Video Hub for quick access to movies and music. HTC Trophy owners can also stream songs or movies when they sign up for a Zune Pass Subscription. There’s also a MarketPlace Hub where they can access over 15,000 apps and games.
In terms of features, the Verizon HTC Trophy is powered by a single-core 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU like the HTC HD7S Smartphone and has a 3.8-inch WVGA capacitive screen. It’s most compelling characteristic is its vaunted SRS WOW HD sound engine which reputedly will provide users impressive music playback even without using a headphone.
This smartphone also comes with 16GB of internal flash storage and a 5 megapixel camera that’s got autofocus and LED flash. The HTC Trophy can also capture video in 720p HD. It has support for Bluetooth, 3G, WiFi and is compatible with any global wireless carrier. It also comes with a digital compass, G-sensor, promixity sensor, and an ambient light sensor.