HTC Trophy on Verizon finally official: $149.99 on May 26th

Our long national nightmare of watching dozens of HTC Trophy leaks are finally at an end: Verizon and HTC have made the device officialy official: it's coming out on May 26th for $149.99 with a 2-year contract and a $50 mail-in rebate (boo!). Specs are, well, no surprise at all to Trophy-waiters, HTC fans, or Windows Phone followers:

  • 1 GHz Snapdragon® processor
  • WVGA 3.8-inch touchscreen
  • Surround sound through SRS WOW HD™
  • 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 720p HD video capture
  • 16 GB on-board storage
  • Wi-Fi connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Global ready - allowing customers to enjoy wireless voice and data service in more than 200 countries, with more than 125 with 3G speeds
  • HTC Hub-customization through downloadable applications that offer even more entertainment and productivity

Verizon and HTC are also looking to sweeten the pot (and perhaps make up for the silly mail-in rebate) by offering a free Xbox game (supposedly worth up to $60) if you buy before July 15th. Halo: Reach, Kinect Sports, and Lode Runner are all on the table.

Get'cher full press release after the break and let us know in the comments: are you going to pick one up?

HTC Trophy™ Brings Windows Phone 7 To Verizon WirelessCombine Business and Play with a Smartphone That Lets Customers Do What They LoveBASKING RIDGE, NJ — HTC Trophy™ is the first Windows Phone 7 device to come to Verizon Wireless, bringing a new dimension of gaming and entertainment to the nation’s most reliable 3G network.Windows Phone is the only phone that lets you play games with Xbox LIVE. Customers can sync directly with Xbox LIVE mobile to access their avatar, profile and gamer score to keep track of their wins. HTC Trophy also allows consumers to play by themselves or challenge friends in turn-based games. In addition to the many mobile gaming features, customers who buy an HTC Trophy before July 15 get a free Xbox 360 console game. Game enthusiasts can choose from Halo: Reach, Kinect Sports and Lode Runner – up to $60 value.HTC Trophy features the Music + Video Hub, giving customers quick access to music and movies on their device. Customers can stream or download millions of songs with a Zune Pass subscription and access over 15,000 quality apps and games in Windows Phone Marketplace through the Marketplace Hub.Additional features:1 GHz Snapdragon® processorWVGA 3.8-inch touchscreenSurround sound through SRS WOW HD™5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash720p HD video capture16 GB on-board storageWi-Fi connectivity: 802.11 b/g/nGlobal ready - allowing customers to enjoy wireless voice and data service in more than 200 countries, with more than 125 with 3G speedsHTC Hub-customization through downloadable applications that offer even more entertainment and productivityView and edit Microsoft Office® documents, including Excel®, Word® and PowerPoint® with the Office Hub and data access on SharePoint® serversPricing and availability:HTC Trophy will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com on May 26, and in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores on June 2 for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.HTC Trophy customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a smartphone data package. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 for monthly access and an unlimited smartphone data plan is $29.99 for monthly access.Verizon Wireless customers traveling outside of the United States should contact Verizon Wireless’ global customer support team at 1-800-922-0204 before embarking on their trip to ensure their phones have the right features for global usage.For more information about Windows Phone, visit www.windowsphone.com. For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 104 million total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.About HTCHTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative wireless devices that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.

31 Comments
  • lol i just sent you a email about this 10 mins ago
  • you lucky **** you get a game!!!
  • LOL!!!
  • ITS ABOUT TIME!!!
  • Amen!
  • What will WPCentral writers do with their free time now that they don't have HTC Trophy rumor stories to write about? ;)
  • Well... there's still the AT&T HD7S still out there somewhere.
  • Mango leaks and app reviews I guess. I want to see the new phones.
  • One word: Nokia.
  • It's about F'n time, now If we can find the true, non-contract price on this phone, i'll be happy (Figure $400-450)
  • I will be at Verizon next Thursday to buy two of these....
  • No mention of an SLCD screen. Hopefully we get some clarity on that ASAP.
  • Since it wasn't mentioned in the press release it probably isn't there. Bummer...that was one cool feature that almost made it worth the wait.
  • From HTC the first batch of the Trophys had a LCD, every one after that was with the SLCD.Verizon does not even have it listed in their systems yet.
  • Yei! dumping BB... first order of 40+ phones... with maybe 300+ a few weeks after... if all goes good... 3,000+ in a few months...no more BB's!(i'm an IT guy in a huge company, we were all waiting for this...)
  • Sure will if I can convince my job to get me one.
  • HTC Trophy will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com on May 26, and in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores on June 2. We will have to keep a eye on this.
  • wooooohoooo..about time. i'll be grabbing one asap for sure.
  • Congrats to Verizon customers! World phone, $199.99 upfront, $50 rebate (please folks be sure to mail this in!), and a free game - pretty good deal. Hope this sells well and hope users enjoy their experience. ***P.S. For those of you purchasing this, please post a review on Verizon's website (and or Amazon) - I know that I look at phone reviews, and since many folks shop online, your input would be beneficial for spreading the good word and making up for any lack of support one may get in the actual Verizon store.***
  • oh, and...the timing of the release, just wow! Two very high end Android devices will be released on May 26th (in store), and the Trophy won't be in store until June 2nd. Hopefully, there will be some promo materials in Verizon stores before May 26th so that people (average consumer) will know ahead of time that there will be another option to those Android devices just a week later.
  • About freaking time. Of course my new employer wants to give me a Palm. UGH!Now if VZW would only let me pre-order the device.
  • Next question; Does anyone know which build will this be running? Since we've had to wait this long, it'd be nice if the phone had 7392 pre-installed.
  • NODO is installed. (not sure of the build number) Just going off what I heard... and you know how reliable that can be. :)
  • I am going to bribe my local Best Buy to see if they can give it to me on Tuesday :-pUPDATE: Damn, didn't read the June 2nd street release date.
  • May 26th or June 2nd? I don't understand...
  • May 26th online, June 2nd in stores.
  • 85% sure I'll get one, but want to see a few hands-on reviews first. I don't like the small screen. After seeing the Gartner stats on sales it is understandable that Verizon viewed this phone as a low priority.
  • 3.8" is small now?? What is the world coming to...Personally, my max is 4", with 3.5-3.8 being the sweet spot.
  • Agreed. Wouldn't mind 4", but really enjoying my 3.8" Surround. Can reach the whole screen with one finger. IPhone is 3.5" and not many complaints from that camp. 3.8 to 4 is the sweet spot. Energy efficient and large enough for most tasks.
  • I hate to even go here considering everything it's taken just to get it released but...does anyone know if it'll ship with 7392
  • My question: This says 16GB. HTC site says the Trophy has 8GB. I have seen posts from people saying theirs has 8GB. (New Zealand/ Portugal).Hoping that Verizon did the good thing and got it upgraded!