The HTC Trophy is the first Verizon handset to run Windows Phone 7. So what's under the hood?
This week Verizon took the wraps off the HTC Trophy, a multimedia-centric smartphone, and the first Windows 7 handset to run on the Verizon Wireless network. (We predicted this would happen way back in February, by the way.) The Trophy! Well, the name is certainly better than the Glisten, or the Glimmer, but falls somewhere short of the epic grandeur of the Thunderbolt, another Verizon phone. Let's take a look at the innards.
The bulk of the processing power on the HTC Trophy –– and there is quite a bit, courtesy of a 1 GHz Snapdragon chip –– is directed towards entertainment apps. The Trophy carries something called the "Music + Video Hub," where users can download tracks and clips; there's also a 5-megapixel camera, a 720p HD video camera, a 3.8-inch touchscreen, and SRS WOW HD surround sound.
The Trophy will be available online on May 26, and in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores. The price is a reasonable $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and the usual 2-year contract.