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HTC Trophy Unboxing

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HTC Trophy Unboxing

Generally you’d expect a carrier to offer something relatively fresh and unseen before if they’re launching a device with a new mobile platform, but instead, Verizon decides to take a 6-month-old model and makes it their very first Windows Phone 7 smartphone. Alas, the platform’s permeation in the US market is now complete now that Verizon is finally in the game with the HTC Trophy, though, it’s a bit later than what some would’ve anticipated.

Packaging wise, we’re presented with a fairly clear-cut retail packaging – with an image of the handset position directly on the box with only the contents mentioned in the rear. Opening it up, we feast our eyes on the handset with its clad in red 1,300 mAh battery next to it, while underneath that are the usual set of accessories that we normally find – these  include the microUSB cable, wall charger, and standard set of documentation. At this point, we really can’t expect anything more seeing that the handset is priced somewhat decently at $149.99 with a 2-year contract.

HTC Trophy Unboxing
HTC Trophy Unboxing
HTC Trophy Unboxing
HTC Trophy Unboxing

Everything pretty much looks intact from what we reviewed with the HTC 7 Trophy overseas back in the fall, which is a good thing for the most part, but its design isn’t something that’ll instantly grab the attention of onlookers. Nevertheless, we’re rather pleased with its overall build and construction, but we especially adore its soft touch coating that does wonders in keeping it clean looking. Additionally, it’s not all that large and comfortably fit in our hands with no issues – plus, the rubbery feel of the handset provides a solid grip.

HTC Trophy Unboxing
HTC Trophy Unboxing
HTC Trophy Unboxing
HTC Trophy Unboxing

HTC Trophy Unboxing
HTC Trophy Unboxing
HTC Trophy Unboxing
HTC Trophy Unboxing


In terms of specs, it doesn’t particularly sway from the norm since it features a 3.8” WVGA (480 x 800) LCD display, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8650 processor, 512MB ROM, 576MB RAM, 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, 720p video recording, 16GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, aGPS, microUSB port, and a 3.5mm headset jack. So far, the Windows Phone 7 experience on the handset is pretty snappy, responsive, and delightful, but then again, that’s exactly the kind of performance we tend to see with the platform as a whole. Regardless of that, Verizon customers will undoubtedly be curious about what the platform has to offer. Keep your eyes peeled because we’ll have our in-depth review shortly!

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posted on 26 May 2011, 13:03

3. aphrophyre (unregistered)

Does this come with NoDo only or is the May update included as well?

posted on 26 May 2011, 13:26

4. LiquidSpy (unregistered)

HTC Trophy comes with NoDo installed.

posted on 26 May 2011, 16:37

6. aphrophyre (unregistered)

But what about the May security update?

posted on 26 May 2011, 16:16

5. zealcrest (Posts: 7; Member since: 23 May 2011)

When do all of the Windows & phones get Mango?

posted on 26 May 2011, 18:40

8. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

summer/early automn... they havent been too specific

posted on 26 May 2011, 16:42 1

7. saabster (unregistered)

So how long until a full review is up, hopefully soon.

posted on 26 May 2011, 23:50

15. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)

Spam is annoying.

posted on 27 May 2011, 00:13

16. seeds (Posts: 48; Member since: 13 Apr 2011)

too many spam in all review on iPhonearena...
where is mod ?

posted on 27 May 2011, 21:21

18. Goldeneye (Posts: 419; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)

Wow! Earbuds included! can't remember last time Verizon bundled them with a handset, cheap though.

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