Windows Phone 7 Launching May 12th on Verizon?

We had heard yesterday that Windows Phone 7 might soon be arriving on Verizon and sure enough WPCentral is reporting that they are hearing May 12th as the possible date that the last of the four major U.S. mobile carriers gets their hands on Microsoft’s software.

Windows Phone 7 Training

The news comes a day after Verizon put up an official looking Windows Phone forum on their website and just two days after we saw Big Red’s Windows Phone 7 powered HTC Trophy appear on Best Buy’s website.

Verizon’s HTC Trophy is expected to be the first device to hit Verizon’s airwaves with the HTC 7 Pro (likely with a different name) coming sometime thereafter.

It’s also said that Verizon employees are starting to undergo training for Windows Phone 7 today which means that that May 12th date might not be too far off the official one.

So, now that we’re likely only a few days out from an official launch, anyone going to be snagging a Windows Phone 7 handset from Big Red? Or has something else (Samsung Droid Charge, HTC Droid Incredible 2, HTC ThunderBolt, iPhone 4) caught your eye already?

(Via WPCentral)

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Comments

  1. danny says

    if it comes out in the first half of May, yes I will get one. If it gets pushed back until june, i’ll wait until the fall and get a next gen from verizon or sprint. just want a decent wp7 phone on verizon or sprint (without pullout keyboard). would preferably want the samsung omnia 7, but doesn’t look like that is coming out state side.

  2. Pingfr says

    I would prefer the 7 Pro, but that is just pure rumor at this point. I hope they make some kind of announcement about the pro 7 if they ever really bring out the Trophy. I may wait for it. I think I like it better than the AT&T phone with the keyboard. There have been so many rumored dates that I will either get tired of waiting and go to AT&T or I will see the official announcement or the phone actually in the store. I am getting tired of waiting for Verizon and don’t want an Android or iPhone.

  3. TK says

    This is the 7th rumor W7P release date from Verizon. So this might be the one, not. This fake news is getting old.

  4. Aberfroman says

     Not sure when the release date is, but the HTC Trophy is coming. If you look at VZW Business Guide for Spring/Summer 2011 the phone is listed as “Coming Soon” with a picture of the device. Like MS said they will have it by June 30…hopefully a little before. Verizon sales people are trying to use scare tactics at current customers say they aren’t getting them, but VZW has it in the Business Guide. You can tell who VZW loves the most.

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