We knew that eventually, Verizon would join the Windows Phone 7 movement. From the Twitter posts of recent we knew it would be in early 2011. From the Verizon pre-order program for Microsoft Employees we knew it would be the HTC Trophy.

We just couldn't narrow down how early, "early 2011" meant.  Could it be by the end of the first quarter or sooner? 

According to a one sentence post over at Windows Phone Secrets, the "early" means January.  Not much detail beyond that and it will be interesting to see if the Trophy can beat the iPhone to Verizon's lineup.

The good news is that once we all survive the Holidays and College Bowl season, January is right around the corner. If we hear anything sooner, we'll be sure to pass it on.

Source: Windows Phone Secrets

I’m told this is the Windows Phone model that will appear first on Verizon, in January.