Summary: The Trophy is not the fastest or the most powerful phone in today’s market. It doesn’t have 4G support or a dual processor, but it is a solidly built phone that offers good all-around performance. Being smaller in size will be a plus to many users. Other pluses include the soft-touch finish and dedicated photo button which is useful for taking a quick picture.
This phone uses Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating system, which is intuitive and easy to use.
Summary: For a $99 smartphone, the HTC Trophy is a good buy. It's $50 less expensive than the Droid Incredible 2, and we like its 5-MP camera, attractive interface, and solid build. You don't get a dual-core processor or multitasking (yet), but those looking for an inexpensive smartphone that's easier to use Android will be satisfied with the Trophy.
Summary: HTC introduce new phone called the HTC Trophy. Verizon’s first 3G spawn of Bill Gates completes the major carrier circuit, so now there’s no excuse for Microsoft to lose out on sales with all four of their bases covered. The Trophy is great for handling multimedia, but the phone feels dated next to other current-generation smartphones.
Pros: Good multimedia capabilities, Responsive touchscreen
Cons: Network speeds are inconsistent, Hardware is a bit dated
Conclusion: Is the HTC Trophy worth your time? It’s certainly much better than the first generation of WP7 devices from late last year. With that said, the hardware itself is pretty awesome despite the meager specs and the software is efficient in the sense that it doesn’t take a miniature super computer to run somewhat smoothly. For this we give Microsoft props. But what gets us the most is the lack of apps (once again). It ruins a potentially awesome experience.
Conclusion: If you've been dying to try a Windows Phone 7 device on Verizon, the HTC Trophy is the first and only (for now!). It's a solid choice though, with HTC's pleasing styling and build quality, good speed and world GSM roaming capabilities. And like all current Windows 7 phones, it should be upgradable to the new 7.5 Mango OS when that comes out later this year with desirable features like multi-tasking and deeper social networking features.
Pros: Solid first Windows Phone 7 smartphone for Verizon. World phone with GSM roaming. Great gaming and multimedia.
Cons: Usual Windows Phone 7 issues to be addressed in OS 7.5 Mango (no multi-tasking, etc.).
Summary: The HTC Trophy isn't Verizon's most powerful or advanced smartphone, but if you don't need all the bells and whistles, the Windows Phone offers great ease of use and good integration of features in a sleek package.
Pros: The HTC Trophy features a compact design and world roaming capabilities. Windows Phone offers an easy-to-use interface, as well as good integration with Zune and Office.
Cons: Camera quality is disappointing. Battery life could be better.
Conclusion: We feel that interest in the HTC 7 Trophy will mainly hinge on whether or not you have an Xbox and play online regularly. If not then you might want to check out one of the other HTC Windows Phone 7 phones instead. That said the HTC 7 Trophy is a decent phone. It’s got a big 3.8-inch touchscreen, a solid 5-megapixel camera and 8GB of internal storage.
Excerpt: The HTC 7 Trophy , which was announced back in October, is running Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 operating system and is powered by a Qualcomm CPU at 1 GHz. Like all other European HTC Windows Phone 7 smartphones, the HTC 7 Trophy supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as dualband UMTS/HSDPA (7.2 Mbps)/HSUPA (2 Mbps) at 900/2100 MHz, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, WiFi b/g/n, aGPS, a FM radio plus the Windows Phone 7 typical motion-, proximity and ambient light sensors.