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  1. Gungzwei's Avatar
    Remember how I've said I haven't taken one call regarding any Windows 7 phones? I still haven't, but have had plenty of calls on this.
    I appreaciate your efforts, but I don't think you even work for Verizon. You don't seem to have any more information, or information any sooner than the rest of us in this forum.
    05-17-2011 02:41 PM
  2. swantonsoup's Avatar
    Remember how I've said I haven't taken one call regarding any Windows 7 phones? I still haven't, but have had plenty of calls on this.
    Verizon hasn't pushed the Trophy at all. Heck, they haven't even announced it. Press and media outlets have had the Xperia Plus and there have been commercial about it. So I dont expect many people to be calling in asking about the Trophy outside of enthusiasts and Microsoft employees.
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    05-17-2011 02:41 PM
  3. Random of Amber's Avatar
    So can we start speculating on 5/26 now?

    There are stories today that the LG Revolution is slated for 5/26, based on a Best Buy listing. Originally it was rumored for 5/12 along with the Trophy.

    Probably meaningless, but hey we can dream (again), right?
    05-17-2011 02:45 PM
  4. PZ+WP7's Avatar
    *crying in the corner*

    YES... Grown man crying!
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    05-17-2011 02:53 PM
  5. mcetlinski's Avatar
    Remember how I've said I haven't taken one call regarding any Windows 7 phones? I still haven't, but have had plenty of calls on this.
    I can believe what he's saying, and trust that if he says he's a VZW employee he is. I manage the phones amongst many other things for my company and have had many Verizon reps over the years. For one they don't find out as much as early as we like to think they do. Occaisionaly they'll get to know something very early, but generally Verizon keeps stuff quiet.

    I'm not defending Verizon because I'm as ticked at them as the next business when it comes to a good solid device lineup. We're not only waiting for this phone, but also all the new BB's. As a programmer I really want to get my hands on one of these as our business could greatly benefit from it. (Read as at least 40 phones being transitioned from RIM to Win OS based phones). Sad that Verizon upper level execs don't get it.
    05-17-2011 03:14 PM
  6. Wireless Vet's Avatar
    More interesting news: just found out HTC will be here tomorrow training us on the Trophy.
    05-17-2011 03:16 PM
  7. Random of Amber's Avatar
    Tangent: VZ COO Lowell McAdam spoke at a JP Morgan conference today.

    "On smartphones, McAdam said he thinks there will be a third dominant operating system to compete with Apple's iOS and Google's Android, though he made it clear that Verizon has yet to pick a favorite. "I do believe there is room and naturally you'll see a third operating system--and we'll support all three of those," he said. He named Microsoft's Windows Phone 7, Research In Motion's BlackBerry and Samsung's bada as potential contenders."
    Verizon's McAdam: AT&T/T-Mobile deal was 'inevitable' - FierceWireless
    05-17-2011 03:16 PM
  8. Wireless Vet's Avatar
    I appreaciate your efforts, but I don't think you even work for Verizon. You don't seem to have any more information, or information any sooner than the rest of us in this forum.

    Believe what you wish. A poster above put it correctly: I deal with general consumer sales, and I sell everything from the LG Accolade to the Samsung Charge. The general public, which is who I do business with, knows little to nothing about this upcoming phone.
    05-17-2011 03:20 PM
  9. Wireless Vet's Avatar
    Verizon hasn't pushed the Trophy at all. Heck, they haven't even announced it. Press and media outlets have had the Xperia Plus and there have been commercial about it. So I dont expect many people to be calling in asking about the Trophy outside of enthusiasts and Microsoft employees.

    Exactly what I've said multiple times.
    05-17-2011 03:23 PM
  10. Biased123's Avatar
    Tangent: VZ COO Lowell McAdam spoke at a JP Morgan conference today.


    Verizon's McAdam: AT&T/T-Mobile deal was 'inevitable' - FierceWireless
    With the Mango release to include Lync... should be WM7 instead of BB... Just MHO
    Last edited by Biased123; 05-17-2011 at 03:38 PM.
    05-17-2011 03:25 PM
  11. MicrosoftNorthstar's Avatar
    Remember how I've said I haven't taken one call regarding any Windows 7 phones? I still haven't, but have had plenty of calls on this.
    I hope people realize at the end of the day that the Playstation Phone is still a fragmented, virus-prone Crapdroid. Also, incredibly toxic to release anything Playstation right now, given their current predicament...
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    05-17-2011 03:25 PM
  12. Sakic26's Avatar
    More interesting news: just found out HTC will be here tomorrow training us on the Trophy.
    Just a few questions, does this mean the Trophy does exist lol. And is it possible for training to be done in time for the May 19th suspected date? Or how far off do you think we are from the release given your experience with training and time of release?
    05-17-2011 03:30 PM
  13. Wireless Vet's Avatar
    What store do you work at so I can call you and then you can have one for your list :-)
    I work at one of our regional headquarters buildings
    05-17-2011 03:30 PM
  14. Wireless Vet's Avatar
    Just a few questions, does this mean the Trophy does exist lol. And is it possible for training to be done in time for the May 19th suspected date? Or how far off do you think we are from the release given your experience with training and time of release?
    Educated guess is at least a week. We were told if we aren't able to attend the training, demo Trophy phones will be available for us to use "over the next several days"

    I'm sure a date will be brought up tomorrow. I don't come in to work until 1pm and training starts at 9 so someone will beat me to finding out the date.
    Last edited by wireless vet; 05-17-2011 at 03:39 PM.
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    05-17-2011 03:33 PM
  15. Gungzwei's Avatar
    Believe what you wish. A poster above put it correctly: I deal with general consumer sales, and I sell everything from the LG Accolade to the Samsung Charge. The general public, which is who I do business with, knows little to nothing about this upcoming phone.
    I work for Barack Obama. He asked me to take a trip to Pakistan and deal with some dude that was causing problems for him, so I did. Then I went out with Scarlett Johansen to celebrate 'cuz apparently a lot of people made a big deal out of what me and my dudes did. Even though I crashed a helicopter and was sure we would get in trouble for that. They cost a lot of money. The general public doesn't know how much black choppers cost.
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    05-17-2011 03:34 PM
  16. WayCool's Avatar
    VZW : "If I want your opinion.. I'll give it to you"

    LOL

    Looks like the original rumor of June (back in February) is just about money ! Need to call to see how much my ETF is...
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    05-17-2011 03:36 PM
  17. danielgary's Avatar
    I'm the IT director for an engineering firm with 40+ phones on our account. I have been pestering our business rep for a release date for the past couple of weeks. Today, he finally had some good news.

    My message:
    I am now hearing a may 19 avilability...any way you can confirm that?
    His response:
    I think that is correct. I will keep you posted.
    05-17-2011 03:45 PM
  18. Wireless Vet's Avatar
    I work for Barack Obama. He asked me to take a trip to Pakistan and deal with some dude that was causing problems for him, so I did. Then I went out with Scarlett Johansen to celebrate 'cuz apparently a lot of people made a big deal out of what me and my dudes did. Even though I crashed a helicopter and was sure we would get in trouble for that. They cost a lot of money. The general public doesn't know how much black choppers cost.
    If I was going to pretend to be something I'm not, I sure as **** would come up with something more elaborate then being a wireless sales rep.
    05-17-2011 03:52 PM
  19. theefman's Avatar
    I'm the IT director for an engineering firm with 40+ phones on our account. I have been pestering our business rep for a release date for the past couple of weeks. Today, he finally had some good news.

    My message:


    His response:
    Could they actually be intending to release it without any announcement at all? To be honest, all the US carriers apart from at&t dont seem to want WP7 on their network, those that do are doing their darndest to hide the fact they even carry it. MS obviously doesnt have the power to force them to carry their OS so why do carriers bother when they then proceed to sabotage the device's sales on their network?

    I say this as a DVP owner (bug ridden but at least there are milliseconds when it works :rolleyes: ) so I'm not concerned if it gets released or not but it seems to me VZW is just giving those who do want a WP7 device the finger and I dont get why a carrier would bother with a device they clearly dont want to get behind.
    05-17-2011 04:01 PM
  20. MicrosoftNorthstar's Avatar
    Tangent: VZ COO Lowell McAdam spoke at a JP Morgan conference today.


    Verizon's McAdam: AT&T/T-Mobile deal was 'inevitable' - FierceWireless
    Samsung Bada? What was he smoking?
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    05-17-2011 04:01 PM
  21. Grubish360's Avatar
    More interesting news: just found out HTC will be here tomorrow training us on the Trophy.
    Thank you for the information Wireless Vet
    05-17-2011 04:35 PM
  22. Gungzwei's Avatar
    If I was going to pretend to be something I'm not, I sure as **** would come up with something more elaborate then being a wireless sales rep.
    I take it all back.
    -Your love for all things droid.
    -You call them "Windows 7 Phones"
    -Lack of knowledge/apathy for WP7.
    -No idea when it will release.

    It all proves you work for Verizon. You even spelled it wrong in your own forums.
    Windows Phone Discussions - Verizon Wireless Community
    http //community.vzw.com/t5/Windows-Phone-Discussions/bd-p/GeneralWindowns
    ^
    Windowns - what are you trying to say, Verizon?
    05-17-2011 04:42 PM
  23. Tjarren's Avatar
    Verizon hasn't pushed the Trophy at all. Heck, they haven't even announced it. Press and media outlets have had the Xperia Plus and there have been commercial about it. So I dont expect many people to be calling in asking about the Trophy outside of enthusiasts and Microsoft employees.
    Exactly what I've said multiple times.
    Ok, but that is exactly the issue. Say what you will, there is a lot of excitement around this OS that will only increase after the 5/24 Mango event (I sure hope that's not the reason for the delay ...). It's a young platform that's not very popular, but is winning people over left and right. I've witnessed it myself. iPhone, Android and Blackberry devices all get promoted, but this doesn't.

    When WP7 finally debuted in October, Sprint even discussed the device they would release the next year. Sure, it didn't have a date but at least they basically said "we'll have one too when MS is ready." And indeed they did.

    So now you have a device that you state that you've received no calls about but also acknowledge that your company has done nothing to promote it at all. So, by your own admission, Verizon is creating a situation where general interest in this phone is low.

    In addition there are those that are more informed, that are into WP7 and this device, follow tech blogs, etc, basically US. We are interested, but are constantly frustrated by a lack of information and an apparent lack of interest by Verizon Wireless in what we want.

    I have a bonus coming that's been delayed. It's the only thing that has kept me from switching over to another provider that has WP7 and is showing true interest in supporting it.

    What troubles me (and maybe others) is that you've never empathized with us. Never tried to see things from our point of view. Never fought to keep us. Never let us know even if you've passed our passionate pleas to STAY with Verizon Wireless to those in your company.

    Regardless, thanks for the update about the HTC training. Maybe after that you'll start to understand why we want a WP7 device so bad ...
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    05-17-2011 04:46 PM
  24. jgrieves's Avatar
    What troubles me (and maybe others) is that you've never empathized with us. Never tried to see things from our point of view. Never fought to keep us. Never let us know even if you've passed our passionate pleas to STAY with Verizon Wireless to those in your company.

    Regardless, thanks for the update about the HTC training. Maybe after that you'll start to understand why we want a WP7 device so bad ...
    Well said.

    BTW, I'm a MS employee (I work on Windows, not Phone) who preordered and haven't heard anything new today...

    I'm extremely stoked about the excitement in these forums for our platform. Thanks everyone for your patience, keep up the enthusiasm. I hope we can keep rocking this platform and meeting all of our expectatinos. I've been forwarding these threads and issues reported by users to my engineering friends in Phone, trust me, we are listening....
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    05-17-2011 04:54 PM
  25. jdelroyc's Avatar
    I highly doubt many people outside of the executive offices know much about the release of the Trophy. It's a bit puzzling that nothing concrete has leaked to this point, especially if we're looking at a 19th/26th release. Wireless Vet obviously isn't a high level exec privy to any more information than most people with a friend at Verizon are. At least he's giving us more information than we have, even if it's creating more pie-in-the-sky hopes. ;)
    05-17-2011 04:59 PM
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