09-24-2011 06:09 PM
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  1. mozzarella72's Avatar
    I'm a webOS user that has been waiting for the Pre3 for a long time. I've had a pre plus on verizon for about a year and a half now, and its breaking down. It resets itself every now and then, and it is pretty slow. I love webOS but once i realized i couldnt get a pre3, i started to research windows phone 7.

    I was going to get an android and wait for Ice cream sandwich, but i went to the vz store today and realized i hate android. I played around with the trophy though, and I loved it. I normally dont like touch screen keyboard, but this one was so easy to use. I also love the size of the phone and the design. I'm not into huge phones.

    Anyway now I want one, but I'm debating if I should wait or not. It is kinda old in the tech world. But it seemed speedy to me, plus Mango is coming out soon. I dont really know what I'd be waiting for, except maybe a nokia device that wont be announced til October. It would be nice to have 4G, but I don't know if/when those are coming out for WP7. What do you guys think? Should I get it now? Or wait for something better?
    09-10-2011 11:26 PM
  2. ashykat's Avatar
    I got trophy on ebay last month and I love it, I came from a Pre 2. Both are fantastic phones and I still find myself missing things from webOS. If you are going to sign a new contract it couldn't hurt to wait a bit if your current phone isn't useless, but it's a great time to get one off contract on ebay or craigslist. Same goes for a Pre 2 if that's crossed your mind at all.
    09-11-2011 02:15 AM
  3. mozzarella72's Avatar
    ehh i could, but i dont wanna waste money off contract. I've had the upgrade for so long, If i buy off contract, what was the point of wasting all that money for a phone im only gonna use for a little while?
    09-11-2011 03:23 AM
  4. palandri's Avatar
    I was a long time Palm user. My last Palm phone was a Treo Pro and I was also waiting on the Pre3. Once they cancelled the Pre3, I went looking for a new work phone and ended up getting the Trophy.

    As you know, what is the latest and greatest today, isn't the latest and greatest 6 months from now, but the Trophy had pretty good specs with a 1ghz processor.

    The only thing I don't like about the win7 mobile OS is that your settings are extremely limited compared to a win6.1 OS, but I think they will add more with Mango.

    So far I am happy with the Trophy.
    09-11-2011 08:11 AM
  5. GeorgesBlazah's Avatar
    I came from a Pre- and was waiting for the Pre3, when I heard the cancellation of WebOS hardware I knew the end was near. I still miss some features, but for the most part I am very happy with the Trophy. Speeds on paper aren't the fastest, but the phone/OS is very smooth and mango should make it better.
    09-11-2011 09:41 AM
  6. thawkth's Avatar
    Listen, if you use the upgrade you have saved on a Trophy, I believe you will regret it. While it is a wonderful phone, you should spend $200 on ebay with a reputable seller and keep the upgrade.


    It's not much more than you would pay with your upgrade, and there will be significantly better WP7 phones in the future. Should one come that's much much better than the trophy, don't you think you'll want to upgrade whenever you want?

    Or if Verizon chooses to never carry one again, but you fall in love with Windows Phone? - you haven't renewed a 2 year commitment, so you could jump ship any time.

    Not likely to happen, but by signing a 2 year contract you are effectively committing to a previous gen device - albeit a great one - for what might amount to $100-$150 discount.


    Just some advice. That said, I expect you will love the phone :)
    09-11-2011 10:07 AM
  7. mozzarella72's Avatar
    Listen, if you use the upgrade you have saved on a Trophy, I believe you will regret it. While it is a wonderful phone, you should spend $200 on ebay with a reputable seller and keep the upgrade.


    It's not much more than you would pay with your upgrade, and there will be significantly better WP7 phones in the future. Should one come that's much much better than the trophy, don't you think you'll want to upgrade whenever you want?

    Or if Verizon chooses to never carry one again, but you fall in love with Windows Phone? - you haven't renewed a 2 year commitment, so you could jump ship any time.

    Not likely to happen, but by signing a 2 year contract you are effectively committing to a previous gen device - albeit a great one - for what might amount to $100-$150 discount.


    Just some advice. That said, I expect you will love the phone :)
    Im not gonna waste money on an off contract phone. Im basically deciding between getting the trophy now or sticking with my pre and waiting it out. Like I said, I really like the design of the trophy and the size. Those are two things that are important to me. If the new windows phones are all going to be giants like android, then I know I'd be happy I chose the trophy
    09-11-2011 11:32 AM
  8. thawkth's Avatar
    All right, I hope you enjoy whatever you choose for the length of time you choose to have it :)


    I've found Windows Phone to be wonderful and frankly will likely jump ship from Android when my upgrade comes in December
    09-11-2011 12:04 PM
  9. mozzarella72's Avatar
    what do you think will be significantly bettter about wp7 phones in the future? Im asking because I want to see how much I'll care about these improvements.
    09-11-2011 05:35 PM
  10. baseballbert's Avatar
    Look at one of the mango reviews, they usually list all of the updates.

    Sent from my SGH-i917 using Board Express
    09-11-2011 06:25 PM
  11. mozzarella72's Avatar
    Look at one of the mango reviews, they usually list all of the updates.

    Sent from my SGH-i917 using Board Express
    no i mean hardware updates. The trophy is getting mango soon
    09-11-2011 07:17 PM
  12. palandri's Avatar
    no i mean hardware updates. The trophy is getting mango soon
    Dual core CPU's
    09-11-2011 08:16 PM
  13. mozzarella72's Avatar
    Look at one of the mango reviews, they usually list all of the updates.

    Sent from my SGH-i917 using Board Express
    Dual core CPU's
    True, do you really think that will make much of a difference though? I mean the OS seemed to run pretty fast as is.
    09-11-2011 08:38 PM
  14. palandri's Avatar
    True, do you really think that will make much of a difference though? I mean the OS seemed to run pretty fast as is.
    You are correct, the OS does run well on the current set of phones. The dual core will definitely make a difference. All the reviews I have seen on dual core phones find them extremely fast. Here's a few review quotes:

    Dual core; phone is extremely responsive and multi-tasks like a breeze
    Dual-Core 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM makes this pretty much the fasted phone on the market to date
    Extremely fast. You basically never wait on anything except the network itself.
    09-11-2011 09:51 PM
  15. 11B1P's Avatar
    I just got the Trophy, on contact, for free. I was considering the Pre 2, but was concerned about the future of webOS on phones. I'm still learning the OS and phone. There are some things I miss, but with the Mango update just a few days out, I'm hopeful those gaps will be closed.

    The Trophy is very nice. It is a pleasure having a decent size screen that responds well. The on screen keyboard has been easy for me to use. I haven't attempted any homebrew.

    Keep in mind, Microsoft is putting their weight behind WP7. There will be lots of improvements coming out.
    09-11-2011 10:29 PM
  16. JAStark27's Avatar
    To be honest if I was you I would wait it out. The next gen phones are right around the corner and you will be getting quite a few upgrades. 1.) a Better cpu which is better for the gaming and multi-tasking. 2.) Better displays. This is more directed towards HTC plus there coming with better cameras for HTC as well. 3.) front facing camera's granted a novelty at this point but with skype being integrated at some point its a feature that just might take off. 4.) More choices instead of only 1 option on Verizon There should be a few options. Your decision I just think down the road 6months or so from now you might look back and possibly want to shoot yourself in the foot.
    09-11-2011 10:34 PM
  17. palandri's Avatar
    ...3.) front facing camera's granted a novelty at this point but with skype being integrated at some point its a feature that just might take off....
    I glad you brought this issue up. This is something that the carriers need to integrate. Like you said, Skype will have it at some point, but the carriers need to integrate it. This Spring when my wife and I were in France I got Orange "pay as you go" SIM cards for our phones and the video calling feature worked great through the Orange network.
    09-11-2011 11:24 PM
  18. mozzarella72's Avatar
    To be honest if I was you I would wait it out. The next gen phones are right around the corner and you will be getting quite a few upgrades. 1.) a Better cpu which is better for the gaming and multi-tasking. 2.) Better displays. This is more directed towards HTC plus there coming with better cameras for HTC as well. 3.) front facing camera's granted a novelty at this point but with skype being integrated at some point its a feature that just might take off. 4.) More choices instead of only 1 option on Verizon There should be a few options. Your decision I just think down the road 6months or so from now you might look back and possibly want to shoot yourself in the foot.
    you make some good points, but in regards to the multitasking thing, doesnt mango freeze apps in the background, so its not true multitasking. Thus it doesn't take up processing power when throwing apps into the background?
    09-12-2011 02:55 AM
  19. thed's Avatar
    you make some good points, but in regards to the multitasking thing, doesnt mango freeze apps in the background, so its not true multitasking. Thus it doesn't take up processing power when throwing apps into the background?
    You're right. The multitasking is iOS style, very limited. You can only do a few types of tasks in the background, like playing audio or downloading files. Other tasks are limited to short execution times in half hour intervals. I wouldn't worry at all about current gen phones struggling with multitasking.

    Sent from my HTC Trophy using Board Express
    09-12-2011 03:37 AM
  20. Clow's Avatar
    If you have verizon get it..Who knows when vzw will get another wp7, they only get every new anrocrap phone..I mean look how long it took them to get the trophy
    09-12-2011 06:33 PM
  21. johaas's Avatar
    I can't tell you how many times I've had this phone in my online "shopping cart" only to choke at the last minute...really holding out hope that Verizon announces some new Windows phones in the near future, because Android is killing me! My Samsung Fascinate is awful (it's slower than crap, and Samsung clearly doesn't test their software updates), and it's turned me off of Android completely. Of course, I was following the HTC Titan closely and now it's coming to AT&T...great. If nothing is announced by the end of the year I'm just going to go ahead and buy the Trophy; the specs aren't spectacular, but the os is probably optimized to work pretty well with it.
    09-12-2011 07:27 PM
  22. Guidos Dad's Avatar
    I just got me a Trophy over the weekend. I was using a Pre+ for the past year. I really wanted to try out WP7, but did not want to use my upgrade on verizon that I could get as early as december on it. I think my contract runs out in April next year.

    So far I'm liking it. Of course with the 1ghz processor, it's faster, much so than my Pre+. Overall, smoother running much so going between functions on the phone and scrolling. I'm not that hung up on the multitasking issue with the Pre. I guess Mango answers some of those issues? The one thing I saw right off that WP7 does not have right now is the ability of different ringtones to different contact numbers in your phone. That of course you could do on the Pre and I did that with certain numbers. I miss that. Again, i've somewhere hopefully that will be a new feature with Mango?

    Again, I wanted to try WP7 but not use my upgrade in December so I kept watching and finally got a Trophy on ebay for $245 delivered. Very happy with it thus far. Now, I just have to wait and see over next months if there is any indication that verizon will get more into the WP7 market with more phones to choose from. Even though it was pretty small, I do see alreay I think I prefer a solid keyboard vs touchscreen keying. Just a personnel preference. Somehow I'm not holding my breath I guess on Verizon though they seem so stuck on Android phones with Iphones added in just to be in that market. It was interesting a conversation I had with a rep at a versizon store who felt verizon got the Iphone not so much to make money off of it, but to draw families in with it where Mom or Dad would get it and then entice the other parent and maybe kids with the android phones where Verizon makes more money off of them. May just be a personnel opinion of that one guy, but it kind of made me feel not too confident of them getting very deep into the WP7 market.

    If your on verizon though and want to try WP7, just in the short while (3 days) I've used it, I feel it's a really nice phone and worth getting for the sake of trying out WP7.
    09-12-2011 08:38 PM
  23. 11B1P's Avatar
    You can't go with the "wait 6 months" theory. When the six months are up, there will be a couple newer phones and everyone will be saying "just wait a few months til these new ones come out". It will be a continuous cycle. There will always be something newer and better just down the road.

    Look at us Pre users. We waited for months for the Pre 3 and will never see it. That could happen with any phone.
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    09-12-2011 09:48 PM
  24. mundyb's Avatar
    The only thing that could make you do a head slap any time soon is if VZW announces the Radar later this month. Same basic phone with a uni-body design, bigger battery (non removable), and a front facing camera.

    VZW isn't pushing WP7 at all. I had to order Trophies for the wife and me. We love them. I'm running Mango and it's buttery smooth.

    Get the Trophy. It's a great phone and who knows when VZW will get another.
    09-12-2011 11:47 PM
  25. cookiemonster21x's Avatar
    The Trophy really is a great phone & I love mine!!! Only complaint is the battery life, which seems to have gotten a lot better for me since I loaded up Mango (and is still waay better than all the 4G Droid's the VZ reps will try to push on you).

    I can't quite place my finger on it as to why I love the trophy, but I just do. It feels great in my hand and I actually find the screen size perfect for me (not too small or too large); I find the design simple and clean, and actually quite rugged (I drop mine like 5 times a week and it looks as good as new).

    All that, and being that it is the only WP on Verizon (and likely will be for sometime) I say get it! I don't think you'll be disappointed. I got mine when it first came out and since have managed to get 8 of my friends/family to get it (and counting!) and they all seem to love theirs.

    Another major plus (if you travel abroad a lot) is that its a World Phone on Verizon and has a SIM Card slot for GSM use abroad (a feature Verizon doesnt mention as much as it should given how few of its phones have this). Verizon will also unlock the SIM for use after 90 Days from purchase (they just did mine for me a bit early as I'm heading overseas in a few days, so I'll soon get to see how it works)
    09-13-2011 01:53 AM
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