Verizon HTC Trophy WP7 Smartphone to be Launched at CES?

December 23, 2010, By Leo Xavier

Earlier, there have been a lot of rumors and leaks related to the HTC Trophy Windows Phone 7 smartphone that is coming to Verizon Wireless. The device has been rumored to be launched in early 2011. But now it appears that the launch may happen sooner than expected, since the latest info is suggesting that the device will be unveiled at the upcoming CES.

As you already know, Windows Phone 7 devices are currently available in the US from AT&T and T-Mobile only. Microsoft had launched the WP7 platform without the support from Verizon and Sprint.

And you will also know that the HTC 7 Trophy is all set to be launched on Verizon’s network.

Now, a number of Verizon-branded WP7 apps have been spotted in the Marketplace and these apps have arrived just ahead of the 2011 CES scheduled for January.

Amongst the apps spotted are Netflix, Slacker Radio, and My Verizon Mobile. The My Verizon Mobile app will be the one that the carrier will offer to customers for accessing and interacting with their account settings.

The carrier also seems to be making preparations to conduct a press conference at CES. So there is a possibility that the carrier might introduce the WP7 handset at the event.

But Verizon is also expected to introduce a CDMA iPhone early next year, along with some LTE-compatible devices. This raises the possibility that the new WP7 device might get lost in the shuffle. Whatever the carrier is planning, we are sure to see new devices being launched on its network in the very near future.

As for the specs of the device, the HTC Trophy comes equipped with a 3.8-inch display with a 5 megapixel camera and 16GB of storage. The manufacturer and the carrier have not confirmed more details yet.

Now, you might be curious about what Sprint might be planning to do. The carrier will offer the WP7 HTC 7 Pro. It is expected to arrive in the first half of 2011.

The HTC 7 Pro features a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard and a 3.6-inch display.

It also has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 576MB of RAM, a 5 megapixel camera (with support for 720p HD video capture), and 16GB of internal storage.

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