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Verizon wins a Trophy? Verizon's 1st WP7 device may have passed FCC

Although Windows Phone 7 coverage at CES 2011 has been a bust (more on that later) a CDMA verion of the HTC Trophy has run its way through the FCC guantlet.  There was no direct mention of the "Trophy" name; however, a nearly identical model number to the European version of the Trophy was mentioned in the docs (PC40200 vs PC40100).  The device was also granted approval through the WiFi Alliance using the same certificate as HTC's Mozart and Surround.

As previously reported, Verizon is intending to release a WP7 Trophy in early 2011.  While it is unclear when exactly "early" refers to, this FCC approval means it's on the horizon. Our bet? Latest: end of February.

Source: FCC (opens in new tab); via: PocketNow

9 Comments
  • Yeah, I wish it was a little more official. Yet, some news is better than no news at all. *fingers crossed*
  • I wasn't expecting much of any WP7 news a CES..as they don't want to diminish any announcements they are reserving for MWC next month. I'm really curious about this performance update mentioned yesterday. Is it faster task switching or app loading or both?
  • I want WP7, but the hardware pales in comparison with the newest stuff. While we're JUST getting the Trophy, Android users are getting front-facing cameras, dual-core processors and more. Imagine WP7 on the HTC Thunderbolt! It would be amazing.
  • Yeah, but Android needs dual cores to run as well as WP7 on a single ;-) plus it needs a 1900mah battery. I know what you're saying though, hopefully we'll see more crazy hardware in the few months. The Trophy, imo, is really lacking. At least 7 Pro is new/unique.
  • By June 30th is because MS says "first half of 2011". That's the absolute latest date they could release by, but there's no signs that it will be that late. The Jan. update brings CDMA support, that says enough.
  • From @Robnpat (sorry post got deleted by accident)"Seattle Times is reporting availability for Verizon and Sprint by June 30. I have been waiting since Oct when I could upgrade my Droid Eris. I don't think I'm gonna wait for June when Android is really pushing the limits. I REALLY want a Win7 phone, but sheesh Verizon!!"
  • By June 30th is because MS says "first half of 2011". That's the absolute latest date they could release by, but there's no signs that it will be that late. The Jan. update brings CDMA support, that says enough.
  • If Verizon releases the iPhone first, WP7 may be sunk. I'm no iPhone fan, but maybe its' imminent release will put pressure on MS to put more pressure on Verizon to get their phone out. I'm more than ready to dump my little Eris (it served me good) and get a WP7 and have been holding off getting a Droid 2 since I have had the ability to upgrade since October. My son has a Droid 2 and it's fast and alot nicer than my Eris.
  • The Trophy seems pitiful by comparison with other phones (even just limiting "other" to WP7 phones). Hopefully Verizon will also sell the 7 Pro and/or other phones. Otherwise, it seems like only a token effort to say that they have a WP7 phone.