- 06-18-2011, 12:25 AM #1
Hi there this is my first post on this site, but I am an active member of AndroidCentral, Crackberry and (to a lesser degree) TIBP. I am a tech enthusiast on Verizon and considering getting a WP7 phone to complement my smartphone collection.
I know the HTC Trophy just launched and it appears to be a nice little phone, but I was wondering if there was anything else on the horizon (the next 3-4 months) for Verizon. Upon a cursory look I didn't find anything. My preferred hardware manufacturers are HTC, Motorola, and LG.
Thanks in advance :)
06-18-2011, 12:45 AM #2
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There hasnt been any news about which carriers are getting new hardware, but I wouldn't count on anything new coming to Verizon anytime soon. They don't seem to be big fans of wp7. I briefly considered waiting for the next generation of devices but considering how long it took them to release the trophy I'd be surprised if we see anything new before next year.
I'm glad I didn't wait and decided to get the trophy. You should consider it, it's a pretty nice phone :)
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- 06-18-2011, 01:35 AM #3
But yes that was my impression as well that it was gonna be a while before we see anything else. The media has made WP7 out to be a poor seller and VZW is no doubt using the Trophy as a litmus test to see how well it sells and how many more resources they are willing to invest in the platform.
I played with the Trophy in the store a couple weeks ago and have always liked HTC build quality. Ideally I would like to see a side sliding keyboard from LG but we shall see.
- 06-19-2011, 01:43 AM #5
- 06-19-2011, 12:25 PM #6
CDMA support only recently came to wp7 software, which is why it took awhile for Verizon to get one. I imagine they will also 'want' one a little more come mango, as it will be a much more mature OS feature wise at that point. So I expect they will have at least one or two phones released in fall/winter.
- 06-19-2011, 01:42 PM #7
I think a lot will depend on how well the Trophy was received. If Verizon sees enough interest (through sales numbers and customer feedback) they may move a little quicker to get a couple more devices in their lineup.
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- 06-25-2011, 12:19 AM #10
Found a great deal on the Trophy on walmart.com (really fulfilled through LetsTalk.com)... $49.99 so I jumped and got the Trophy.
I've had it for about 3 hours now playing with it ever since (was waiting for me when I got home from work). So far so good, the OS is fast and fluid and the phone itself seems to have a good radio in it. Not sure I am ever gonna really like the home screen but the apps so far seem to be pretty nice.
Does anybody know if I still qualify for the free XBox game even though I bought it through an indirect and not VZW or MS themselves?
- 06-25-2011, 12:21 PM #12
- 06-25-2011, 12:23 PM #13
I'm not sure about the xbox game.
- 06-26-2011, 12:26 PM #14
I found a link elsewhere to order the xbox game. It's on it's way. I dont even have an xbox nor do I want one but I figure I will find a friend/relative to give/trade/sell it to or sell it on eBay.
- 08-10-2011, 08:50 PM #21
So it seems as of now verizon wont be getting any new wp7 anytime soon if i read this correct? I currently have android and am due for an upgrade and am considering wp7 but dont really like the trophy looking for something a little more high end. Any idea if verizon will get one of these new mango devices?
- 08-11-2011, 11:42 AM #22
Looks like unfortunately is will be several month before we see a LTE Wp7 phone on VZW................ i may have to get the Bionic until MS get stuff together................
Mango is great but it's not enough, we need hardware! :)
- 08-11-2011, 12:05 PM #23
- 08-13-2011, 04:58 PM #24
Wait until Mango is released folks lol. There hasn't been a single phone announcement in the US as far as upcoming releases. This will be shown upon the release.
And the current gen Androids still don't run as smooth as last gen WP7 devices, so if you want a bionic just for the ability to state you have the latest hardware, by all means ;p
LTE wp7 phones will be later this year/early next year. I've lived without LTE this long I think I can wait a few months. Especially since the LTE networks haven't even been fully built out yet.