Follow us:

Brier Dudley's blog

Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

May 19, 2011 at 12:04 PM

Pics: First Windows Phone for Verizon, HTC’s Trophy

We’ve known since February that Verizon’s first Windows Phone would likely be the HTC Trophy, a 1 gigahertz slab with a 3.8-inch touchscreen.

Today, the company’s made it official and said the device will go on sale online May 26 and in stores June 2 for $150, after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a new two-year contract. Buyers will need a Verizon Wireless voice plan, starting at $40 per month, and a data plan starting at $30 per month.

This is despite Verizon brass pooh-poohing Microsoft’s new phone platform, saying it’s not as important as Apple, Android and RIM.

Microsoft, Verizon and HTC are putting more emphasis on the device’s connections to Xbox Live. Buyers before July 15 get a free Xbox 360 game — either “Halo Reach,” “Kinect Sports” or “Lode Runner.”

image3.jpg

image2.jpg

image7.jpg

image6.jpg

Specs include:

— 1 GHz Snapdragon processor

— WVGA 3.8-inch touchscreen

— Surround sound through SRS WOW HD

— 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash

— 720p HD video capture

— 16 GB on-board storage

— Wi-Fi connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n

Comments | Topics: Microsoft, Phones, Verizon

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►