Verizon HTC Trophy launching on May 26th for $149.99

Verizon has finally put an end to all the silly rumors about their HTC Trophy. It’s now officially announced and launching on May 26th for $149.99 with a 2 year-contract after a mail-in rebate. The Verizon HTC Trophy will pack 16Gb of storage memory instead of 8gb in the original version. Full press release after the break:

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First Nokia Windows Phone 7 handset probably launching at the end of the year but in short supply

Just a quick heads up on the Nokia Windows Phone 7 situation. I know that many of you (me included) are expecting and wishing to see Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 handset later this year but shouldn’t expect any miracles. The Finnish mobile giant never promised anything but instead always stated that it “hoped” to ship its first Windows Phone handset this year but that real volumes will only start to ship in early 2012.

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Only 1.6 Million Windows Phone 7 devices sold in Q1 2011. Outsold by Windows Mobile 6.X

Ready for non-scientific sales numbers? According to Gartner’s latest mobile sales report, only 1.6 Million Windows Phone 7 devices have been sold in Q1 2011 out of the 3.6 Million Windows Phone handsets sold in the same period. This essentially means that 2 Million Windows Mobile 6.X were have already been sold this year even though this OS is “dead”. Not a good sign right? I’ve heard a few days ago from a carrier here that WP7 sales were alarming so this new report isn’t surprising me at all. The windows Phone marketshare went from 6.8% in Q1 2010 to 3.6% today.

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Microsoft delays Angry Birds until end of June, announces dates and prices of upcoming Xbox Live games

Contrary to what was officially announced last month Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7 won’t be out until June 29th (priced at $2.99). Microsoft just can’t get the PR right it seems. The 6 weeks of must have game campaign was initially set to start on April 9th but the company silently delayed the whole thing without saying anything about the whole situation and left people wondering what was going on.

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