After previously gaining Palm Pre 2 as well as the iPhone 4, it looks like Verizon will be adding Windows Phone 7 to their smartphone arsenal in their war against AT&T (the latter who embraced Windows Phone 7 months ago).
If you had any remaining doubts whether the HTC Trophy would beÂ playing for Team Red, you can leave them at the door — a tipster just sent us a high-res version of the above image, and says it’s running the latest version of Windows Phone 7, complete withÂ copy/paste support. (via Engadget)
Previously Verizon dismissed Windows Phone 7 as a serious contender claiming that the carrier didn’t need it as they saw the iPhone, Blackberry and Android smarphones as their flagship devices.
Despite Verizon’s attitude towards Windows Phone 7, it looks like the carrier is hedging their bets by including Microsoft’s smartphone just in case it becomes a sleeper hit.
Sadly Verizon has yet to reveal a time table as to when they plan to release Windows Phone 7 to the masses, although Microsoft is claiming in the first half of 2011 which could mean a summer release.
Truth be told Microsoft needs Verizon more than Verizon needs Windows Phone 7, as the former needs to boost consumer sales in order to challenge iOS as well as Android in the future.