05-30-2011 08:26 AM
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  1. Adiliyo's Avatar
    I truly don't get where you all get that I'm taking any of this personally. Someone could call me the most offensive thing possible and I would laugh with great delight. I simply like to call people out when they are expressing ignorance and stupidity,
    so where exactly is the ignorance and stupidity in my post...?

    anyways, i'm done with the conversation, aside from verizon releasing the trophy, there is nothing that can be said to convince me to settle for the mediocre phones that verizon currently offers, i've stated why very clearly and objectively and i don't think there's anything more to be said, so let's just get back on topic.

    as to winmo using windowsCE and android being built "from the ground up"

    winmo was built "from the ground up" in the same way android was, it uses winCE as a base just like android/iOS use linux and blackberry uses java.

    iirc wp7 is still using winCE, but a new version of it. (more like windows embedded i think)

    the problem (imo) with android is its lack of control, it's a double edged sword allowing for a lot of variety, but also adding a lot of smaller issues since there is nothing regulating it and maing things consistent and good experience wise for the end user.

    it's fun to play with and tinker, but in the end, i want a phone i can just "use" and works well with the ecosystem i already have.

    the wp7 platform is more like iOS in this regard, just using microsoft's zune/windows/xbox ecosystem versus apple's itunes/macOS one.
    05-16-2011 05:49 PM
  2. Grubish360's Avatar
    Come on guys. This is a discussion about the HTC Trophy. Take your quarrels somewhere else.
    05-16-2011 10:23 PM
  3. Dave Blake's Avatar
    This looks like a good place for me to check in. Lets try to keep this thread on topic.

    Dave
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    05-16-2011 10:43 PM
  4. malachijd's Avatar
    So lets hope there is something said tomorrow. :)
    05-17-2011 12:09 AM
  5. swantonsoup's Avatar
    So lets hope there is something said tomorrow. :)
    Lets all unite on that thought :-)
    05-17-2011 12:42 AM
  6. Tjarren's Avatar
    So here is an internal leak basically confirming the Xperia Play for release on 5/26.

    Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Set To Launch on Verizon May 26

    I post this seemingly unrelated bit of news for a reason: this is a week after the supposed date of the Trophy yet nothing even this substantial has leaked or been confirmed.

    We'll see what tomorrow brings, but its still disappointing to have things still so far up in the air ...
    05-17-2011 01:02 AM
  7. Adiliyo's Avatar
    Lets all unite on that thought :-)
    i'm sending all my good vibes and positive energy towards that... :)


    the logical side of my brain however, thinks that it's not going to come out this week.


    there's always hope though!
    05-17-2011 05:10 AM
  8. Polychrome's Avatar
    Ok, maybe not the same but how about; need to root and add some homebrew stuff to make the phone somewhat functional, more different UI layers than MLB has baseballs, battery drain, lag and freezeups. Isn't that enough.

    Sent from my HTC Surround using Board Express
    May I add the manufacturer tendency to bog down the device with proprietary crud? (Which brings us back to what encourages rooting by those who know what they're doing.) Most of the troubles I've ever had with older versions of Winmo were due to Manufacturer Meddling.

    This is one of the things I believe Microsoft is doing right with WP7. Manufacturers have to play nice and stick with the stock software for the most part. Leave the extras to the customer. It's like buying an Asus vs. buying an HP. The guts aren't all that different, but the Asus will always run better out of the box because only the stuff *YOU* want gets installed in it.

    On another note, for what it's worth, I do get questions on when we're getting these darn phones in, and since it shows in some of our public documents, we're allowed/expected to discuss it if asked. Still, we reps don't have any release dates, and I doubt we're getting any until it's already out. The customer interest *is* there.
    Last edited by Polychrome; 05-17-2011 at 05:56 AM.
    05-17-2011 05:46 AM
  9. Wireless Vet's Avatar
    Unbelievable or not, that is indeed the response I have received after 3 calls to Verizon about the antenna extender.
    You may want to check out VZW's Facebook ASAP. Someone on there is claiming they were given a free network extender because of continual poor service being reported. It sounds totally legitimate, and I wouldn't doubt it either. You may want to contact this person for further details.
    05-17-2011 07:57 AM
  10. thetuxmask's Avatar
    HTC trophy on eBay we have got to be close hopefully we here something today

    m.ebayclassifieds.com/v?adId=11332864

    Sorry on my cell can't do an active link
    05-17-2011 08:44 AM
  11. bc3tech's Avatar
    thought i'd chime in. i've called my local Bestbuy, gave them the SKU from that rogue webpage. She punched it in to the computer and said "we'll have that on the 19th" - I'd call that pretty damn solid.

    I will probably go in and at least have a look at it but if it doesn't have user-accessible memory or come in a 32gb model, then i'm going to pass. I don't want an iPhone; and even those have a 32gb option.

    My only requirement is to get a phone (my first smartphone) before vzw goes tiered data this summer, so June 30 is my drop-dead date, and by then the Bionic will be out.
    Last edited by bc3tech; 05-17-2011 at 09:09 AM.
    05-17-2011 09:04 AM
  12. Sakic26's Avatar
    Honestly, at this point, no matter how much I want the phone. If it isn't released this week, I am going to wait until the next round of WP7 as I don't want technology that is already months old and has been on other carriers far longer.
    05-17-2011 09:06 AM
  13. Xplode22's Avatar
    thought i'd chime in. i've called my local Bestbuy, gave them the SKU from that rogue webpage. She punched it in to the computer and said "we'll have that on the 19th" - I'd call that pretty damn solid.

    B
    Please, please, please, puh-leeeeze!!
    05-17-2011 09:08 AM
  14. jdelroyc's Avatar
    You may want to check out VZW's Facebook ASAP. Someone on there is claiming they were given a free network extender because of continual poor service being reported. It sounds totally legitimate, and I wouldn't doubt it either. You may want to contact this person for further details.
    Thanks for the heads up, I'll look into it.
    05-17-2011 09:54 AM
  15. Vallos's Avatar
    HTC trophy on eBay we have got to be close hopefully we here something today

    m.ebayclassifieds.com/v?adId=11332864

    Sorry on my cell can't do an active link
    Here is the link: Verizon Htc Trophy 7 Windows Phone NEW - Global !! | Iselin | eBay Classifieds (Kijiji) | 11332864

    That person is listing the screen as super lcd... I really hope that is correct!
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    05-17-2011 10:12 AM
  16. Sakic26's Avatar
    I just called my local Best Buy and they told me that the HTC trophy is listed as TBD in there inventory and Verizon hasn't set a release date yet.
    05-17-2011 10:14 AM
  17. jmilkey's Avatar
    Which SKU did you give Best Buy? I just called and gave them the 2330093 SKU and she said that it had been deleted from the system and they were no longer getting the product. Now I am sure that just means that the SKU has changed but I was wondering why your SKU got you better results...
    05-17-2011 10:29 AM
  18. swantonsoup's Avatar
    Here is the link: Verizon Htc Trophy 7 Windows Phone NEW - Global !! | Iselin | eBay Classifieds (Kijiji) | 11332864

    That person is listing the screen as super lcd... I really hope that is correct!
    He also lists it as 8GB of internal memory.

    I've been hearing its 16GB with SLCD.
    05-17-2011 10:37 AM
  19. Sakic26's Avatar
    Which SKU did you give Best Buy? I just called and gave them the 2330093 SKU and she said that it had been deleted from the system and they were no longer getting the product. Now I am sure that just means that the SKU has changed but I was wondering why your SKU got you better results...
    That's the one I used, Ugh this situation is only getting me angrier at the fact that every other carrier has a WP7 except Verizon. When I went to Verizon it was because they had better phones
    05-17-2011 10:42 AM
  20. jmilkey's Avatar
    I am on Verizon because of the superior coverage in NYC. I watch my friends on their AT&T phones constantly dropping calls at work. I have had to loan them my Verizon phone more than once so they could call out. But I am getting close to 3 years since I've gotten a new phone, I still have a blackberry curve. And yet. I will continue to wait for this phone. I have accepted that it may be quite awhile. Just hope the curve lasts.
    05-17-2011 10:47 AM
  21. Vallos's Avatar
    He also lists it as 8GB of internal memory.

    I've been hearing its 16GB with SLCD.
    I didn't see that. So that leaves his posting as a contridiction. Still though, if he is correct I would rather have a regular LCD with 16 GB instead of SLCD with 8 GB.
    05-17-2011 10:47 AM
  22. Wireless Vet's Avatar
    HTC trophy is listed as TBD in there inventory and Verizon hasn't set a release date yet.
    This is precisely the response my contact gave me when I emailed him last week.


    Disclaimer: This response was not intended to be a personal attack.
    05-17-2011 10:49 AM
  23. Biased123's Avatar
    That's the one I used, Ugh this situation is only getting me angrier at the fact that every other carrier has a WP7 except Verizon. When I went to Verizon it was because they had better [Android] phones
    Fixed...
    05-17-2011 10:50 AM
  24. Sakic26's Avatar
    Fixed...
    Ha ha this is true. I have the Droid and well it isn't going to last too much longer. Either by it failing, or it hitting the wall as I throw it because of it deleting my saved texts, deleting APPS or freezing.
    05-17-2011 10:57 AM
  25. malachijd's Avatar
    Ahhh crap I am now thinking it won't be out now till the 26th the lg revolution and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play are both getting released in stores that day. But on the bright side the playstation phone is getting released the 19th on the website. Supposedly
    05-17-2011 11:00 AM
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