Windows Phone 7 devices are on their way to Verizon, with the HTC Trophy waiting on sidelines for the carrier to call it in to action. What we’re wondering now, is if Verizon will go out of its way to promote the phone and actively seek to draw the attention WP7 fans, or let it stagnate and die. We’re left with this quandary after hearing Verizon CTO Tony Melone question the potential of WP7, and saying that the network is quite happy with only Apple, Android, and BlackBerry smartphones.
Melone talked both about WP7 in general, as well as the recent Nokia news. He [...]
Shortly after passing through the FCC, the CDMA variant of the WP7-powered HTC Trophy has now passed Bluetooth certification as well, putting the device that much closer to market.
Windows Phone 7’s first major update nicknamed “No Donuts” is pending release, which includes among other things CDMA support and copy/paste support. This update paves the way for a number of CDMA Windows Phone 7 devices, including the HTC Trophy.
The HTC Trophy is a rather run-of-the-mill Windows Phone 7 device, not featuring many of the extra features that other WP7 devices [...]
TmoNews is reporting that that the HTC 7 Mozart Windows Phone 7 will land on T-Mobile “really soon,” possibly in a choice of 8GB or 16GB capacities — although that latter detail has not been confirmed. Mozart has been rumored to hit Magenta since pre-WP7 debut, yet so far the only Microsoft handset on that carrier is HTC’s HD7. If this does indeed come to pass, it can probably be seen as a win for Redmond, with the inference being that HD7 is selling well enough to add another Windows Phone model to the lineup.
While Mozart’s specs are obviously [...]
Have you unlocked your HTC WP7 device using ChevronWP7 and found it re-locked after syncing with Zune? XDA user thesecondsfade at has an interesting thread going about keeping your HTC WP7 device from locking itself after using the ChevronWP7 app to unlock. This program uses some of the same methods that the ChevronWP7 custom ringtone manager uses to add ringtones to your device.
Rather than add ringtones however, it accomplishes this goal by using TouchXplorer to copy a provisioning XML, or “ProvXML” file to the device. The ProvXML is named CustClear.xml, and is [...]
We know that CDMA-compatible Windows Phone 7 smartphones are being manufactured, but so far there hasn’t been much indication as to just when carriers will start selling those models. It still leaves us with a big release window, but now we have some confirmation straight from Redmond that both Sprint and Verizon will have WP7 phones by June 30.
This claim comes from Microsoft Mobile Communications director Aaron Woodman. Clarifying statements made by Steve Ballmer during the Microsoft CES event, Woodman narrowed down when we could expect to see these CDMA WP7 devices, [...]
It looks like the HTC 7 Trophy has just passed the FCC packing a CDMA radio, making it highly likely that this model is the Windows Phone 7-powered HTC Trophy we’re expecting to hit Verizon in short order. Although its name is not specifically given, the model number, PC40200, is just one off from PC40100, which we know from the Bluetooth SIG is Europe’s version of the 3.8-inch Trophy. Plus, both of these models received WiFi Alliance approval on the same certificate, alongside the HTC 7 Mozart and HTC 7 Surround.
We’d already seen from a very official-looking [...]
There were so many indications of Windows Phone 7 hitting Verizon soon that we can already start the countdown! And here’s another confirmation in case you’re skeptical as a couple of Verizon Wireless branded applications have surfaced inside Marketplace.
First there was a leaked special offer for Microsoft employees indicating early 2011 availability of Verizon Windows Phone 7 devices; then we had the Verizon HTC Trophy handset rumor pointing towards a January release followed by an even more recent one indicating next month as a launch target. Today, three Verizon [...]
The CDMA Windows Phone 7 launch saga continues, as a new, unnamed source has stepped forward to confirm a January 2011 launch window for Sprint and Verizon. According to Neowin, a trusted source claims that we can finally expect Windows Phone 7s on both CDMA carriers next month. Of course, this lines up nicely with a recent rumor stating that the HTC Trophy will be heading to Verizon at the start of the new year, as well as the leaked pamphlet to Microsoft employees. Sprint’s plans have been kept relatively quiet, although they did tease us with an unfinished product back in [...]
We’ll file this under category R for the moment – at least till we get official wording – but Paul Thurott claims he’s been told that Verizon will receive the HTC Trophy as soon as January 2011. This comes right in context with what we’ve previously heard regarding the special offer for Microsoft employees where people could pre-order the device by December 31 with January 2011 shipping, not to mention someone’s hickup inside Microsoft that announced Verizon’s Windows Phone 7 availability by Christmas.
We know that Windows Phone 7 [...]
So we were just taking a little stroll through the US Patent and Trademark Office archives when we happened upon a pair of applications from Taiwanese manufacturer HTC that caught our eye: the company is looking to trademark the names “HTC 7 Melody” and “HTC Freestyle.” The applications were filed on August 19th and October 21st, respectively, and neither have been granted marks yet: Freestyle has yet to be assigned to an examiner, while 7 Melody apparently required a re-filing to clarify the use of the number seven. The revised application explains that [...]
Microsoft seems have to erroneously posted a tweet claiming that Windows Phone 7 devices would be available from Verizon during the holiday season, only to replace it with one that seemingly confirms the original “early 2011” release window. The takeaway here is that someone at Microsoft either leaked out information not yet meant for public consumption, or simply made a factual mistake that needed correction: after all, we have been under the impression for some time that there would be no CDMA WP7 handsets released stateside until the first quarter of next [...]
After the HTC 7 Mozart microSD card episode — where one had to practically tear the phone apart to expose the memory card — another HTC Windows Phone 7 handset falls victim to abuse in the name of science, this time the HTC 7 Trophy.
While previous attempts have failed mainly due to a weak heart of the hacker and high blood pressure, this time, another hacker went all the way, peeling off the aluminum foil on the HTC 7 Trophy to expose a SanDisk 8GB Class 4 microSD card pictured above. And we thought that SanDisk 8GB Class 2 microSD Card was the first to receive [...]
We just heard that Verizon was looking forward to stocking Windows Phone 7 devices, and now it looks like the HTC 7 Trophy will be one of those handsets. According to a pamphlet intended for Microsoft employees and published by Engadget, qualified buyers can pre-order the phone by December 31st for delivery in “early 2011” — which is classified as the launch window. Redmond workers are paying “only” $199.99 for the 3.8-inch WVGA model, reads the document, which suggests that it will cost even more for average consumers (VZW just priced its LG Optimus One, [...]
Australian developer Chris Walsh recently found a method to run so-called native code on the platform indicating that jailbreaking Windows Phone 7 could be possible, though it’s a first step in a huge process.
Same developer seems to have conquered another OS tower as he now tweeted that he’s got registry and file system access. The tweet also mentions that this was achieved on Samsung and HTC devices and the developer is committed to getting that on LG handsets too. Are these hacks device dependent? Normally they shouldn’t be but, as with the case of USB [...]
All may not be well in Windows Phone 7 land, as the HTC 7 Trophy is currently the subject of inquiry regarding both its speed and screen quality. Specifically, a side-by-side comparison video (embedded at the bottom of this post) with a Samsung Omnia 7 shows the Sammy device loading a game noticeably faster, while a separate comparative shot between two Trophies seems to depict a significant different in viewing angles (pictured above and below).
In a thread translated from the original Dutch on site Tweakers.net, user spenky provides several photos comparing a [...]
The first ever regions for Windows Phone 7 handsets to be available for the masses were Australia and New Zealand where customers were able to buy the highly anticipated Windows Phone 7 platform operated devices many hours before the rest of the world (except U.S. where the date for that is November 8).
Whether the demand in handsets was higher than expected or stocks of devices were lower than they should have been, one thing is for sure: there are reports according to which the region is fighting severe shortage in handset stocks. From the 11 locations of Telstra where Windows [...]
The first Windows Phone 7 handset has been sold in New Zealand, where it is already October 21st, device launch day in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The phone was an HTC 7 Trophy, one of five models the company announced on October 11th, along with the 7 Mozart, 7 Surround, HD7, and coming next year, the 7 Pro. US customers must wait until November 8th to purchase a WP7 from either AT&T or T-Mobile.
In somewhat related news, keep your dial tuned to this channel around seven o’clock Eastern — less than an hour from now — when we’ll have quite a [...]
We’re still catching our breath from the whirlwind of news that swept across the smartphone plains yesterday in the form of Windows Phone 7 launch details, and we imagine that some of you are a little overwhelmed as well. Therefore we thought we’d recap all of our coverage for you in this handy guide, along with charts detailing specs of all the initial devices plus distribution plans broken down by country and carrier. We hope that you enjoyed our WP7 articles as much as we enjoyed bringing them to you, and we’d like to thank everyone for tuning in to Pocketnow for [...]
The HTC 7 Trophy is one of the five Windows Phone 7 handsets HTC has launched yesterday, being available so far on carriers like SFR (France) and Vodafone (Germany, Spain, UK, Australia).
E-tailer eXpansys has the HTC 7 Trophy available for preorder for roughly $680 (that is £429.99 if you’re living in the UK) with an expected shipment in 21 working days (that’s mid November). The Trophy sports a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 3.8-inch WVGA SLCD screen, 576MB RAM, 8GB of internal storage, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and a 1300mAh battery. Note that the actual price [...]
So we think we may have solved the confusing web of codenames surrounding HTC’s Windows Phone 7 launch lineup. Although not all the pieces fit perfectly, we find the following scenario to be most likely. We’ll start with the easy ones and move on to less concrete associations.
1. HD7 = Shubert/Schubert
This one has been common knowledge for several days now, and many sources have already started to use the two names interchangeably.
2. 7 Mozart = Mozart
Sort of a no-brainer at first glance, but it bothers us that HTC would use the same branding [...]
While most of today’s excitement surrounding HTC focused on the US-bound 7 Surround, HD7, and 7 Pro, Europe and Asia Pacific will get another pair of Windows Phone 7 handsets that we’ve seen quite a bit of: the HTC 7 Trophy and HTC 7 Mozart. The two models are very similar, both packing 1GHz Snapdragon processors and 576MB RAM / 512MB ROM, 8GB of internal storage, as well as 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and a 1300mAh battery, plus Bluetooth 2.1 — when is HTC going to follow Samsung’s lead and start releasing Bluetooth 3.0-compliant hardware?
Where the two devices [...]
HTC announced today their line-up of Windows Phone 7 handsets adding no less than five devices to their portfolio, all running Microsoft’s newly launched mobile platform. They are the HTC 7 Mozart, HTC 7 Pro, HTC 7 Surround (US only), HTC 7 Trophy and HTC HD7.
The HTC 7 Mozart will have an SLCD screen and an 8-megapixel camera. Full specifications are: – 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 – Windows® Phone OS 7 – 512MB ROM, 576MB RAM – 8GB Internal Storage – Size 119 X 60.2 X 11.9 mm (4.69 X 2.37 X 0.47 inches) – 130 [...]