HTC Trophy And Windows Phone 7 Make Strong Debut on Verizon
Today is a big day for Verizon and not just because the carrier unleashed a trio of Android devices onto the world. No, the carrier also for the first time began to carry a Windows Phone 7 device, the HTC Trophy, which is already proving to be a popular device.
Windows Phone 7’s launch on Verizon came months after its competitors began to offer it and it appears that Verizon customers were anxious to get their hands on Microsoft’s software as the HTC Trophy is already backordered at Amazon.
Wirefly currently has it available for $100 and Verizon has it for sale for $50 more expensive. Those prices of course come at the cost of a new two year contract.
So, if you got excited after Microsoft’s Mango unveiling and want to get your hands on Verizon’s first Windows Phone 7 device, then you probably want to act fast if you want to get it at its cheapest price.
Or, you could just settle for the three devices that Big Red launched today, a list that included the Motorola Droid X2, the 4G LTE capable LG Revolution and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.
05/27/2011 at 5:22 am
I am glad Verizon got it together and released the Windows 7 Phone. The interface is unlike any other and really helps me get to the information I need quickly. Great job on the design!
05/27/2011 at 10:45 am
I’m a big Windows Phone supporter and this is great news but we have to take it with a grain of salt. Verizon showed no faith in WP7 and it is likely that they bought very small stock so the sell-out numbers may not be huge. I hope that’s not the case and I’d love to see WP7 numbers jump in the next marketshare update but it could be so.
Now that they’ve finally got at least one device on every carrier, Mango is looming in the coming months, and the Marketplace is showing strength, we’ll get to see if consumers will give MS a fair shake again. Hopefully this is a sign that the future is bright.
05/27/2011 at 12:36 pm
AT&T seemed uninterested in selling the phone back in November. Lack of interest? Not wanting to sell another device because of loyalty to another one? Lack of training? Maybe it’s just that there is a stigma associated with Microsoft that they are this huge evil corporation. Well, Google and Apple are also huge “evil” corporations. They all want to make money right? Nothing wrong with that! I just get irritated when this OS and its devices get written off as “too little, too late”. My Focus is fantastic and I can’t wait to get Mango and see what other hardware selections will come later this fall.
05/27/2011 at 3:30 pm
Hey guys, the reason people dismiss WP7 is because usually because they are i-Naive. They will purchase anything made by Apple that has a lower case i in front of the name….
I have the Focus and it’s definitely better than an iphone and a droid phone and a blackberry phone, which I have used quite a lot (INMO)With Mango, there will be very little reason to continue to say that WP7 isn’t good enough, one of those reasons of course is i-Naive-ism
05/27/2011 at 7:38 pm
I think a lot of people just buy whatever phone their friends or family members have. Some people aren’t the least bit tech-savvy so they copy whatever they see the next person doing or what someone else thinks is cool. I have coworkers that no nothing about technology and ask me constantly what to buy. I tell them it depends on what you’re trying to do….What works best for me may not be best for you….