And yet another HTC phone gets "approval" though less is known about this one at this time.

The name is the HTC 7 Trophy and it received approval from the Global Certification Forum (GCF), which is a partnership between OEMs, operators and the test industry to basically certify phones. It's usually a Europe/Asia thing and obviously not the U.S.

The OS on the HTC 7 Trophy is not known either but there are two hints:

Assuming this is the same 'Trophy' (admittedly a big assumption since it has been so long), the specs were a front-facing QWERTY keyboard, 3-inch capacitive touchscreen with 512MB ROM, 256MB RAM and at the time, Windows Mobile 6.5 (that's a fan rendering you see here).  In addition, the GCF info adds quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as dualband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/2100 MHz to the mix.

The phone never came out though and one has to wonder if HTC postponed the phone for Windows Phone 7 instead. If so, could HTC have kept the front qwerty design too? We can only hope, as the general consensus on the 'Trophy' design was DO WANT.

Finally, GCF phones are typically released 6-8 weeks after certification, which would be right in time for the Windows Phone 7 launch. Coincidence?

Oh, can we haz for the U.S. too, plox?

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