Nokia in talks with Verizon, might launch CDMA handsets
Nokia's Windows Phone plans have been the hot topic of the last couple of days and Stephen Elop was trending on Twitter for quite a while. Deservedly so as the deal shook the industry and now Nokia's CEO confirmed even more interesting details about its U.S. plans - the Finns are in talks with Verizon over a possible CDMA device for Big Red, Elop said in an interview for SlashGear. But it is not only Verizon that Nokia is negotiating with – the company has been in talks with all of the major U.S. carriers.
Nokia has been accused of having poor relationship with U.S. carriers, but Elop denied those accusations and shed some light on the failed launch of the Nokia X7:
“We don’t have bad relationships with carriers, we spoke throughout this process with them. … We have an obligation to put competitive products into the marketplace – we had a Symbian device which co-operatively we had worked with the AT&T folks. … [AT&T] didn’t think it was competitive, relative to iPhone and Android; the indication from them was “you’re not going to get a lot of love, sorry” so we faced the decision, do we throw money at this or do we rethink?”
Reports varied about which company was behind the cancelled deal, but this statement leaves no doubt about AT&T's opinion on the competitiveness of the Nokia X7 and Symbian.
2. Hallucinator posted on 14 Feb 2011, 10:48 3
Says the guy named webos. Because WebOs in a hot commodity right now, right? Don't be a D!ck, there are many individuals that would be happy with this. If you are not one of them move on.
3. SemperFiV12 posted on 14 Feb 2011, 13:06 0
Ive been waitting for a damn CDMA WP7 phone!!! This is great news, and I trust Nokia with the hardware (because they are usually decent, plus they cannot afford another screw up).
I have used webOS, BB OS, and WinMo 6.5, Android... All have been great, but I still love my WinMo 6.5 and it is the oldest phone from the bunch - WP7 will just blow me away!
4. phoneguru173 posted on 14 Feb 2011, 14:28 1
Nokia makes GREAT handsets!! REALLY hope we get several Nokia Smartphones!!!