12-13-2011 11:28 AM
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  1. threed61's Avatar
    Just buy a universal protector or one from a bigger phone, and cut it to fit. I saved the original packaging protector and traced that to cut mine.
    wish I'd thought of that!
    11-02-2011 11:53 AM
  2. ceeskaz's Avatar
    Shoot my Vzw store here in SW WA state doesn't even keep the Trophy out on display anymore...
    11-03-2011 12:44 AM
  3. Agpe17's Avatar
    New on the WPCENTRAL forums here, and I had to reply to this thread since I've been pondering this since watching numerous TITAN review videos...

    I've had EVERY phone. Every OS.

    NONE has come CLOSE to WP7. It's truly unreal. My girlfriend is constantly using my phone (she has an iPhone 4), and says how much she likes it. The ease of navigation, smooth and beautiful OS, and integration make the Trophy and WP7 so unreal.

    Sure, the Trophy isn't CREAM OF THE CROP in terms of specs (internal/external), but like the OP said above -- it's just a SOLID DEVICE. I'm pondering whether or not the Lumia or Titan-like device will be next on VZW -- if it is? I'm buying. Full retail.

    That 4.7" screen is BEYOND TEMPTING for me (being a 6'2'' guy with big hands). I've always been a big screen kind of guy, but the Trophy has been BEYOND satisfactory for me since I got it in September. I absolutely love this OS and device -- I'm DEFINITELY a WP7 convert! I tried to use my old iPhone 4 for WiFi...it made me WINCE. The OS is so COOKIE-CUTTER (along with Android) -- icons, scrolling, and icons along a dock on the bottom. Annoying, and overused...

    HERE'S TO A TITAN ON VZW!
    Rocket_Girl and Tjarren like this.
    11-03-2011 12:38 PM
  4. CHIP72's Avatar
    It's because Verizon is clueless about the Trophy and has probably never recommended it to a single customer anywhere. Plus most people are not willing to try something different.
    I've been to a number of Verizon Wireless stores (not premium retailers, but actual Verizon-owned stores) in the DC area, and when I look at smartphones and mention the HTC Trophy when employees ask me if I have any questions, most of them sort of gloss over the Trophy (acting in a way that says "oh yeah, we have that too"). Three weeks ago (right after the iPhone 4s came out) I was at a store on the east side of the DC Beltway and somebody was asking an employee about world phones. The employee mentioned the 4s, various Android phones, and the recent Blackberry Bold and Torch models, but didn't mention the Trophy, even though it was sitting right there in front of the customer. I piped up and mentioned the Trophy was a world phone too.

    There has been one exception I've experienced to the tepid attitude by Verizon Wireless store employees towards Windows Phones; a couple weeks ago I was at the store in Bethesda (just northwest of DC in Maryland) and was talking with a clearly knowledgeable employee about both FiOS and smartphones. When I mentioned I was thinking about getting a second phone and mentioned my interest in Windows Phone, he perked up and started talking about how good his Trophy was. I mentioned how I'd read that Windows Phones pretty much never have problems and rarely need rebooting and he said he's NEVER had to reboot his Trophy. Basically he was a big WP fan, despite working at Verizon Wireless; he said that he thinks Microsoft WP will become the #2 player in the market (behind Google Android but ahead of Apple iOS) by 2015.
    11-05-2011 10:48 AM
  5. Umm Yeah's Avatar
    I've been to a number of Verizon Wireless stores (not premium retailers, but actual Verizon-owned stores) in the DC area, and when I look at smartphones and mention the HTC Trophy when employees ask me if I have any questions, most of them sort of gloss over the Trophy (acting in a way that says "oh yeah, we have that too"). Three weeks ago (right after the iPhone 4s came out) I was at a store on the east side of the DC Beltway and somebody was asking an employee about world phones. The employee mentioned the 4s, various Android phones, and the recent Blackberry Bold and Torch models, but didn't mention the Trophy, even though it was sitting right there in front of the customer. I piped up and mentioned the Trophy was a world phone too.

    There has been one exception I've experienced to the tepid attitude by Verizon Wireless store employees towards Windows Phones; a couple weeks ago I was at the store in Bethesda (just northwest of DC in Maryland) and was talking with a clearly knowledgeable employee about both FiOS and smartphones. When I mentioned I was thinking about getting a second phone and mentioned my interest in Windows Phone, he perked up and started talking about how good his Trophy was. I mentioned how I'd read that Windows Phones pretty much never have problems and rarely need rebooting and he said he's NEVER had to reboot his Trophy. Basically he was a big WP fan, despite working at Verizon Wireless; he said that he thinks Microsoft WP will become the #2 player in the market (behind Google Android but ahead of Apple iOS) by 2015.
    That's the Verizon store I go to as well. I bought the first Trophy they sold there. The salesperson got a free t-shirt, free xbox game, etc., for being the first WP7 sale. They even had a rep from MS there that weekend to support the sales staff. I posted my experience here.
    11-05-2011 12:40 PM
  6. silentbob343's Avatar
    Well, holding the Trophy side-by-side to the Radar and the Radar screen protectors should work. I just can't find any of those either as the Radar is too new.
    11-06-2011 03:07 AM
  7. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Well, holding the Trophy side-by-side to the Radar and the Radar screen protectors should work. I just can't find any of those either as the Radar is too new.
    Lots of them on the UK ebay silentbob343.

    htc radar screen protector | eBay

    I'm sure they will be on your local ebay too. :)
    11-06-2011 03:15 AM
  8. silentbob343's Avatar
    Lots of them on the UK ebay silentbob343.

    htc radar screen protector | eBay

    I'm sure they will be on your local ebay too. :)
    heh, sorry I meant in store. Went to a couple t-mo stores while I was out and they didn't have them in yet.
    11-06-2011 10:52 AM
  9. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Ah i see, sorry about that silentbob343. Hope you get one soon. :)
    11-06-2011 11:19 AM
  10. silentbob343's Avatar
    Ah i see, sorry about that silentbob343. Hope you get one soon. :)
    Found them today and they are a good fit, a little on the small side, but they'll work. They don't have the best feel to them when applied to the screen, i.e. they create a bit of friction compared to nicer screen protectors.

    Really hoping steinheil comes out with some protectors for the Radar. I also purchased some trophy protectors off amazon by "nu-clear" I'll post my impressions in a few days.

    Zagg makes a complete protector for the Radar for $30, but the T-mobile protectors were half the price and I just needed something till a better screen protector option is available.
    11-06-2011 10:58 PM
  11. Gungzwei's Avatar
    I'm still holding out. The Trophy is a very good device. I had one pre-Mango but had to revert back to my BlackBerry due to its lack of multiple Google calendar support. I did get my wife on the Trophy though and she LOVES it compared to her old Android HTC Incredible. Now that Mango allows that, if only through a backdoor, it's a good fit for me but I feel the second gen devices on Verizon are right around the corner. I've been holding out since April, when my contract expired, to see what Apple, Android, and most of all, Mango, brought. I still prefer WP7.5 but I want my next phone to have the bump up in hardware since it's so close.

    Still, another bump down to $49 on the Trophy and we'll see if my willpower holds....
    The Trophy is usually available for $.01 on Amazon Wireless. w/2yr contract, of course.
    11-14-2011 12:16 PM
  12. Umm Yeah's Avatar
    The Trophy is usually available for $.01 on Amazon Wireless. w/2yr contract, of course.
    Only for new users on a personal account. I'm a upgrade customer (that goes to $49.99) and then because I buy my phone but my company plays for my service, I can't use Amazon at all. But I'm still holding out...
    11-14-2011 08:42 PM
  13. JAStark27's Avatar
    Rumor is that the Nokia Lumia 900 will be coming to Verizon when tango comes out in a few months. But that's just the rumor
    11-30-2011 05:51 PM
  14. johaas's Avatar
    Rumor is that the Nokia Lumia 900 will be coming to Verizon when tango comes out in a few months. But that's just the rumor
    It would be a serious misstep if Nokia didn't do everything within their power to get their upcoming US phone(s) on Verizon's network. An AT&T variant is probably a given (they welcome any and all Windows Phones it seems), but making a big splash on Verizon would be huge...maybe I'm just saying that because I'll be the first in line, lol.
    11-30-2011 09:58 PM
  15. Wireless Vet's Avatar
    It's because Verizon is clueless about the Trophy and has probably never recommended it to a single customer anywhere. Plus most people are not willing to try something different.
    Don't call us all clueless. I've done more than my share of promoting it. When customers have a certain brand and/or model in their heads, it's hard to promote anything else.
    12-01-2011 02:32 PM
  16. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I can see how that would be the case. Luckily I had WP7 and the Trophy in my head. I went to 3 stores to find 2 of them. The salesman was trying to convince me to get a Droid 3. It was tempting at buy one get one free, but I liked the Trophy way more.
    12-02-2011 03:26 PM
  17. psychotron's Avatar
    From all the little hints I keep hearing dropped here and there, I'm willing to bet if you VZW peeps have the patience to hold out until CES next month that Verizon and Nokia might have a pleasant little surprise for you.
    12-02-2011 11:01 PM
  18. urville's Avatar
    I just read that verizon wont let another WP7 device drop without 4g on it, period. Having said that, "I heard", well who knows. So if this is correct there is probably like a month till CES, a month till announcement, a month or two till it actually hits... so March or April. Wow, the speed of business... forgive my disdain and frustration but... meh... if I could trade or sell my verizon account i would all 5 lines for AT&T. Maybe the service is worse, but compared to what? I'm not the difference is as expansive as is claimed anymore.
    12-10-2011 12:35 PM
  19. patmondor's Avatar
    I just read that verizon wont let another WP7 device drop without 4g on it, period. Having said that, "I heard", well who knows. So if this is correct there is probably like a month till CES, a month till announcement, a month or two till it actually hits... so March or April. Wow, the speed of business... forgive my disdain and frustration but... meh... if I could trade or sell my verizon account i would all 5 lines for AT&T. Maybe the service is worse, but compared to what? I'm not the difference is as expansive as is claimed anymore.
    Well...there is also a rumor that Nokia is releasing an LTE Windows Phone very soon (sometime Jan '12). I think the wind is at the back of WP7 at this point. Things are heating up and I think 2012 will be a banner year for WP7.
    12-12-2011 01:08 PM
  20. braindoc's Avatar
    Currently Nokia is testing both a Verizon and ATT 4G version of the Lumia 800; but that's no guarantee.
    12-12-2011 02:58 PM
  21. Umm Yeah's Avatar
    From all the little hints I keep hearing dropped here and there, I'm willing to bet if you VZW peeps have the patience to hold out until CES next month that Verizon and Nokia might have a pleasant little surprise for you.
    I feel confident that Verizon and Nokia will ANNOUNCE something great at CES. I just have my doubts that we will see anything that we can actually buy before the end of summer. If the nice little surprise is that they will be selling a new Nokia 800 or 900 next week, THAT truly would be a surprise to me.
    12-13-2011 11:28 AM
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