With Sprint starting up its Windows Phone 7 adventure on March 20th with the HTC Arrive
, Verizon is now said to be matching its CDMA competitor with its own offering, the HTC 7 Trophy
. We already knew this particular handset would be coming to this particular network in "early 2011
," but now WinRumors
has narrowed that down to a launch at some point in late March. Verizon's announcement is expected as early as February 28th, this coming Monday, and we're hearing the NoDo update
-- the one with copy and paste -- should be preloaded on the device from the start. Should this solid-sounding rumor bear out as foretold, Microsoft should finally be on all US carriers by the start of April.
*Verizon is currently in the process of acquiring AOL, Engadget's parent company. However, Engadget maintains full editorial control, and Verizon will have to pry it from our cold, dead hands.