Back in November, we covered the confirmation of the HTC Trophy coming to Verizon early this year. Earlier this month we posted some information pointing to a launch on March, 24th. Now we are seeing offers on the Verizon website that details an offer for Microsoft Employees that expires April 1, 2011. It may be an indication that the Trophy isn't too far away from hitting the shelves.
The offers for Microsoft employees (lucky) seems like a very attractive deal indeed. One would simply contact Verizon and extend the service contract for a further two years, then you will receive $100 in billing credit (per line) on your account. Verizon would then email you as to when the Trophy arrives onto the network and for a fee of $199 the phone is yours, which is coupled with free case and vehicle power charger. Then to sweeten the deal further, Microsoft employees will be reimbursed the $199 cost by Microsoft. This is likely an extension of Microsoft's "free phone program" for employees.
The device, as previously reported, will be featuring the NoDo update (though not the latest), quadband and is said to have 16GB memory, but is the HTC Wildfire counterpart for WP7. I actually bought this device for my partner for £300, so this deal is a real catch for eligible employees.
Thanks Kiel for the tip!