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HTC Trophy (Video Review)

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Carrier: Verizon
Manufacturer: HTC
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What's hot: Solid first Windows Phone 7 smartphone for Verizon. World phone with GSM roaming. Great gaming and multimedia.

What's not: Usual Windows Phone 7 issues to be addressed in OS 7.5 Mango (no multi-tasking, etc.).


Reviewed May 25, 2011 by Lisa Gade, Editor in Chief (twitter: @lisagade)

We like Windows Phone 7, even if it's off to a slow start. It's fun and easy to use, and surprisingly gifted at gaming thanks to XBOX titles and music and video thanks to Zune. This is Verizon's first Windows Phone 7 smartphone, and like all other Windows 7 phones, it sticks with the standard specs that including a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, 16 gig of storage, an 800 x 480 capacitive multi-touch display, Bluetooth, a GPS that works with Bing Maps and 802.11b/g/n.

HTC Trophy


Like all Windows 7 phones, the HTC trophy is responsive and quick. It plays videos with ease, has good music quality and top notch 2D and 3D gaming with a great selection of titles. You can load your own music or try out the Zune service that offers a monthly $15 subscription plan that includes 10 DRM-free MP3 tracks you'll get to keep each month. The phone supports Neflix (that's another standard Windows Phone 7 feature), which is a big plus.

HTC Trophy

HTC Trophy

HTC Trophy

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If you've been dying to try a Windows Phone 7 device on Verizon, the HTC Trophy is the first and only (for now!). It's a solid choice though, with HTC's pleasing styling and build quality, good speed and world GSM roaming capabilities. And like all current Windows 7 phones, it should be upgradable to the new 7.5 Mango OS when that comes out later this year with desirable features like multi-tasking and deeper social networking features.


Price: $199 with a 2 year contract



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Display: 3.8" TFT color LCD. Resolution: WVGA, 800 x 480. Supports both portrait and landscape modes via accelerometer, has ambient light sensor and proximity sensor.

Battery: Lithium Ion rechargeable. Battery is user replaceable. 1300 mAh.

Performance: 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 processor. 576 MB built-in RAM. 16 gigs flash storage.

Size: 4.67 x 2.42 x 0.47 inches. Weight: 5.9 ounces.

Phone: CDMA dual band digital with EV-DO Rev. A 3G on Verizon. GSM quad band with 3G HSDPA 7.2MBps on the 2100MHz band for overseas use.

Camera: 5 megapixel with autofocus lens and dual LED flash. Can shoot 720p video.

Audio: Built in speaker, mic and 3.5mm standard stereo headphone jack. Voice command software integrated into OS. Has FM radio.

Networking: Integrated WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 EDR with headset, hands free and A2DP stereo profiles.

Software: Windows Phone 7 OS with "No-Do" update. Standard apps include IE, MS Office Mobile, email client, Marketplace, Bing Maps and Search, Zune music and video player, alarms, calculator, XBOX Live Games, People (contacts, Windows Live and Facebook), Pictures and Settings. HTC software: HTC Hub. You can download additional free HTC apps from the Marketplace.

Expansion: None.


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