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Verizon Adds Its First CDMA Windows 7 Phone

5/19/2011 11:42:33 AM Eastern

Basking
Ridge, N.J. - Verizon Wireless joined Sprint in offering a CDMA-based Windows 7
smartphone following the operating system's launch late last year on GSM/HSPA
networks.

HTC

The
new CDMA phone is the 3G HTC-made Trophy, priced at $149. It joins the $199 HTC-made
Arrive launched
by Sprint
earlier this year.

One major point of differentiation between the
two phones is the Trophy's inclusion of 2.1GHz-band 3G HSPA technology and
quad-band GSM/EDGE for international voice and data service in more than 200
countries and 3G roaming in more than 125 countries. Another difference is the
Sprint model's slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Both models lack mobile hot spot
capability.

The
$149 Trophy will
be available online at www.verizonwireless.com
on May 26 and on June 2 in Verizon stores and other retailers. Consumers who
buy before July 15 get their choice of one of the following Xbox 360 console
games for free: Halo Reach, Kinect Sports and Lode Runner.

Trophy
features include 1GHz Snapdragon processor, WVGA 3.8-inch touchscreen,
5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, 720p HD video capture, 16GB of
on-board storage, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and SRS WOW HD-enhanced sound.

Like other Windows 7 phones, the Trophy lets
users view and edit Microsoft Office documents, including Excel, Word and
PowerPoint. The phones also access data on SharePoint servers. Users can also
stream and download millions of songs with a Zune Pass subscription and access
over 15,000 apps and games in Windows Phone Marketplace through the phone's
Marketplace Hub. Also like other Windows 7 phones, Trophy syncs directly with
Xbox LIVE mobile to let users access their avatar, profile and gamer score to
keep track of their wins.

Sprint's HTC Arrive with sliding keyboard offers
1GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, 800x480 3.6-inch touchscreen display, 720p
HD video recording, 16GB of on-board storage, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and SRS WOW
sound processing.

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