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Nokia hopes to launch 6-12 new phones for North America in 2008

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Nokia hopes to launch 6-12 new phones for North America in 2008
Being a global leader in the cell phone market, last year Nokia was at number 4 in the US. Aside from appointing M. Louison president for North America (last July), its new strategy for getting a bigger piece of the pie (only 11% in Q3) includes the release of 6-12 new cell phones in 2008. Nokia said that even though CDMA is a much smaller business for the company, this year there will be specific phones customized not only for the major GSM carriers, but for Verizon and Sprint (and other CDMA service providers) also . A part of the phones will be available in the first half of the year and the rest will come in the second pushing Nokia fullsteam into 2009.

source: Reuters

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:41

1. (unregistered)


Great!!! Hope to see great Nokia phones in CDMA. Hopefully the E90 will be in CDMA......I hope, and pray, and beg, and...... cry....... :

posted on 11 Jan 2008, 11:23

2. (unregistered)


CDMA don't deserve E90.

posted on 11 Jan 2008, 13:57

3. jvillan (unregistered)


will we ever get the n95 8g?

posted on 11 Jan 2008, 15:01

4. (unregistered)


i doubt it as verizon has yet to release a nokia phone with symbian. But perhaps they will change their ways

posted on 11 Jan 2008, 15:17

5. PHug (unregistered)


I would hate to see what Verizon does to a great phone like the N95. I would buy a un-branded, un-crippled version of the N95 on Sprint for full retail

posted on 12 Jan 2008, 13:49

6. Nick (unregistered)


Verizon will have their any software any device in full swing by the end of the year and you should be able to buy the phone direct from Nokia nd activate it on VZW.

posted on 12 Jan 2008, 13:50

7. Nick (unregistered)


And that assumes Nokia will sell a CDMA version that they've submitted for certification.

posted on 12 Jan 2008, 17:41

8. LordObento (unregistered)


All VZW ever had and will have for Nokia phones is those free candy bar phones and those clunky flip phones. Look back at what VZW had when Nokia was making phones.

posted on 13 Jan 2008, 00:59

9. Doug (unregistered)


I think its time that Nokia starts to do what Apple did with AT&T and force its will upon it. Try and get it to release a phone with no branding what-so-ever, except maybe a logo on the front of it and have it locked to that carrier, and that's it. I'm sick of this carrier crap especially if features like A2DP are going to be removed (N75) to get their programming to work. I'm all for seeing more Nokia phones on the GSM networks here. Especially S60 feature packed phones, like the N95/N82 or even the S40 6500 Slide and E-series.

posted on 14 Jan 2008, 05:52

10. nosferatus (unregistered)


I hope nokia make updates to this great cell phone (NOKIA 6255i).

posted on 14 Jan 2008, 15:59

11. Tor (unregistered)


6-12 sounds like a very undecided road map... Let's see, there is the N95 8GB NAM, probably a N82 NAM, and probably a N9x (successor to N95) NAM, some 3G love for T-Mobile USA (1700/2100 MHz), perhaps. Plus, we know that they are coming out with a few CDMA handsets for the first time in a while. Now you are already within the range of 6-12 new handsets.. This news sounds like "nothing revolutionary to see here, move along" to me. Hardly the move into super-sexy (read: iPhone-like) handsets in various flavors and cost targets that could do them some good...

posted on 23 Aug 2008, 16:28

12. Jack (unregistered)


I would love to see 1508/1508i on Verizon menu. I'm sick of the "sexy" complicated phones. If I want to watch TV I do it on my 52" plasma. I cannot use slide or flip phones, I despise them. Simple is beautiful.

posted on 25 Nov 2008, 10:06

13. etesh (unregistered)


gsm and cdma phone new launch (koi phone hai kya jisme double sim ho only nokia)

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