Verizon and Sprint are reportedly getting ready to offer handsets based on Windows Phone 7, a move that would give a boost to the Microsoft mobile operating system. Until now Windows Phone 7, which began shipping last month, has only been available on T-Mobile and AT&T networks. A source has confirmed to Neowin.com that we can expect this to take place in January.
Word is that Verizon will be offering Windows Phone 7 on the HTC Trophy handset, The HTC Trophy features a 3.8 inch display with resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, a 1GHz processor and a 5MP camera that shoots HD video in 720p. The HTC 7 Pro features a side sliding QWERTY keyboard, a 3.6 inch screen with resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, and like the HTC Trophy, has a 1GHz processor under the hood and a 5MP camera that shoots HD video in 720p.
The decision by Sprint as to which Windows Phone 7 model to launch first is not a surprise as Microsoft has already announced that the HTC 7 Pro would be available from Sprint when it introduced the model in October.