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HTC 7 Trophy in the flesh!




So we finally got some hands-on time with the HTC 7 Trophy, one of the Windows 7 Phone handsets by HTC to be released this December. See photos and video after the jump.

The HTC 7 Trophy comes in a 3.8″ display, 1GHz CPU, 8GB nternal storage, 576MB RAM, 512MB ROM, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, 3G/HSDPA and 5MP camera.

Below, the HTC 7 Trophy beside the HTC Desire. At the moment, all I can say is that I’m impressed. The interface is really Zune-y but there are a lot of little surprises here and there. There’s great attention to detail and a whole lot of eye-candy as well.

Here’s a YouTube clip of how the UI of Windows Phone 7 looks like:

The unit is not mine. It’s owned by MB TechNews which was lent to TJ Manotoc. For full review, watch out for it on Manila Bulletin this Monday. I’m still on the fence if I should get one myself when I go to Singapore next week.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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40 Responses

  1. Negrita says:

    A whole new user interface design, that’s innovation from Microsoft, Android was a copy-cat. go micro$oft..

  2. purple_banana says:

    @yuga, will you let us know how much is it gonna be in singapore?

  3. wyldKard says:

    any idea what the srp will be? drool! 1gz will make mobile dev’t fun!

  4. YuYu says:

    i want this.

    ‘been holding out for so long w/ android, i’ve finally decided that i’m skipping it and will go w/ WP7 all the way!

    hope its not too pricey!

  5. nexusboy says:

    i LOVE it!

  6. slighmd says:

    OMG i want a windows phone really badly! I’m ditching my nexus one. I hope it will be available in the gray market this month. Any idea on pricing here in the philippines re this phone or other windows phones?

  7. Niko says:

    What are the reasons why you’ll prefer a W7 Phone vs and Android? (Both High end)
    thanks! :)

  8. slighmd says:

    One thing i dont like about android is fragmentation. Recieving Updates are also below average. Havibg a nexus one, i already got froyo when it was released. And it is only now that the galaxy s phones are recieving it, while the x10 will never get it, maybe.
    What i like about wp7, xbox live is the main selling point for me. Then MS office, minimal fragmentation, interface is not a copy of ios, etc

  9. Harley says:

    nice indeed!

  10. Caloy says:

    is it true that Windows 7 for mobiles isn’t equipped to handle multitasking? And is it a dealbreaker? @YuYu I hear you, I’ve been holding off buying an Android for so long that I’m having trouble deciding between this and Android now that this phone is on the horizon.

    @sir Yuga I know it’s been done to death but I’m sure some of us are looking for a perspective closer to home: How about a Windows 7 phone vs. Android 2.2 vs. IOS 4 showdown? Thanks!

  11. imitator101 says:

    I think HTC got lazy with the WP7 phones. Each WP7 has an identical Android phone. These are supposed to be new releases. If HTC was serious about them, they would have given them more muscle.

    Looks like HTC’s half-hearted attempt to satisfy their partnership with Microsoft

  12. Caloy says:

    @Yuyu thanks for clearing that up and for sharing the link!

  13. Sexycutioner says:

    No WP7 for me, played with it, no active sync, no cut and paste, few apps, did not allow HTC Sense on it tsk tsk tsk, IMHO

  14. YuYu says:

    what really excites me is the idea of a dual boot Android-WP7 phone. :D

  15. Sexycutioner says:

    @yuyu

    Me too :)

  16. Jam. says:

    WP7’s UI Is better than Android. But I want a PSP Phone :D

  17. JKisaragi says:

    Looks promising. Can’t wait to test it out and see how it fares among the competition.

  18. lawrence says:

    “Sexycutioner replied on Nov 4th, 2010 at 6:03 pm (14)

    No WP7 for me, played with it, no active sync”

    Q: How is the Dorado (Zune PC software) going to change to accommodate Windows Phone 7 devices?

    A: Dorado becomes the “only software you’ll need” to sync your phone, Kindel said. Dorado will replace ActiveSync and will be the conduit for all audio/video content on your phone.

  19. kerov7 says:

    idol. andrew e pa ung nasa playlist. haha

  20. sylv3rblade says:

    @Niko
    Exchange support

  21. leemar says:

    im liking this wp7, pero i have android na kasi. baka next year na lang siguro.

  22. YuYu says:

    “@Niko: Exchange support”

    i hear you. not to mention office apps. :)

    so does anybody know what the price range would be for the HD 7?

  23. ceal89 says:

    I prefer the Mozart actually(I’m a sucker for aluminum phones)

    BTW CMK listed the Mozart as coming soon. I’m hyped! :-D

  24. Bon says:

    The HTC HD7 is the way to go (if you prefer WP7).

  25. Jepoi says:

    my suggestion is for all you who are interested to check out other in depth reviews of the OS itself and not be bowled over by the hardware. yes it looks sleek and sexy but at the end of the day, you would want a phone that would fit perfectly to your wants and needs.
    @slighmd – you need to read up on android, your so called fragmentation and how it’s actually about choices.
    @negrita – whom did android copy its OS from actually? i guess you know more than we do right?

  26. Htcfan says:

    At first I was mesmerized by WP7’s interface and immediately wanted to get one but then I heard everything that’s lacking particularly cut and paste which I often use so I think I’ll just do what I did with the iPhone and wait until the OS matures a bit.

    Btw, being the owner of an android phone and iphone, I can say that Android is NOT a copycat of iOS. I actually prefer android’s UI and if only all the good apps are on android I’d probably ditch iPhone altogether.

  27. slighmd says:

    Fragmentation is ok for choice as you said. But it is not good for app developers hence the number of very high quality apps and especially games are low. Dungeon defenders for example. You need to get a new android phone with Tegra 2 to play it because as the dev said, is not made on the current gen hardware. Comparing it to iOS, all current gen iphones can play it

  28. reboot says:

    there’s currently an issue reported on the HTC 7 Trophy. it’s probably worth a look for people who are eyeing this phone:

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Yet-another-problem-with-HTC-7-Trophy-reported-HTC-planning-to-issue-a-recall_id14369

  29. slighmd says:

    Guess ill be getting the mozart then. Was supposed to get the trophy because of its specs, im expecting it to be cheaper

  30. Jepoi says:

    @slighmd – agree with you on the point you just highlighted. however, you also cannot overlook the fact that there are alot of apps on the iphone that would not run on the ipad. likewise, remember that there are alot of people who are still using the iphone 3G which is not receiving anymore love from apple. i think the top guy from Tweetdeck aptly put Steve Jobs in place when he was rebuked after claiming that fragmentation is a nightmare to developers after Jobs used them as an example in one of his recent monologues. The real problem with android is the bloatware that gets loaded by carriers and manufacturers alike.

    @htcfan – that is why i was asking negrita if she knows something we dont because Android sure is world’s apart comparing it to the iOS moreso WinMo. we must have missed something :)

  31. mioke23 says:

    the only things thats gonna lack this htc w7’s editions is the htc sense…i think.and w7 not yet fully furnish..like android that keeps upgrading but now i think android froyo is stable.

  32. miguel says:

    Would it be risky to jump straight to a WP7 over Android? I’ve been meaning to get the HTC Desire, but Trophy suddenly looked shiny to me, especially since I’ve been using the Zune software for so long and the integration is drawing me in. Not to mention owning a Windows 7 computer along with a Windows 7 Phone would be a dream come true for people like me who’ve been envious of the way Apple perfectly syncs all their products together.

  33. Jepoi says:

    @miguel – just keep in mind WP7 (the OS) is still in its infancy so there would be more things to polish off comparing it with Android or iOS. i suggest try to also refer to other reviews of the OS. I think it is safe to say the hardware part is well taken cared of by HTC, LG or Samsung. What’s left is to basically try and find out if the OS will be a good match to the functionality you want in a mobile phone.

  34. Edison says:

    How much na po ngayon yang HTC Trophy?

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