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Nokia plans to give each US carrier a little somethin' somethin'... unique

Nokia plans to give each US carrier a little somethin' somethin'... unique
Nokia's North American head Chris Weber said in an interview that Nokia will be finding way to give the US carriers it works with a unique proposition of their own - in the form of Nokia Windows Phones, of course.

While he stopped short of saying "we will make them an offer they can't refuse", we do have the Nokia Lumia 710 on T-Mobile launching Wednesday for $50 after rebate, and the upcoming Lumia 900 for AT&T, which will be "aggressively priced", both pretty different handsets.

We kid about the Don Korleone phrasing, but Mr Weber mentioned that Verizon is a very important partner, so we won't be surprised if a third, entirely different handset lands on Big Red at some point in the first half. And let's not forget about Sprint, which might surely follow once Nokia Windows Phones go the CDMA way.

Winning the carriers' hearts is a surefire way to enter the minds of American consumers, that's just how mobile business is done here, so it is intelligent and humble on Nokia's part to try and create a unique value proposition for each major carrier. Whether the effort will be successful remains to be seen, but the Lumia 900 and 710 are a good starting point in this strategy so far.

source: FierceWireless

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posted on 10 Jan 2012, 18:03 5

1. Penny (Posts: 1261; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


YES! Was so worried that us Verizon users were going to get shafted again.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 18:08 5

2. snowgator (Posts: 3289; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


And Sprint. While not as important for sales, it is important to be regarded as a player to be on all the carriers. I am pumped to see Nokia as an agressive WP partner.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 18:25 3

4. downphoenix (Posts: 2415; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


not to mention Nokia hasnt had a phone on Sprint for SEVERAL YEARS. Would be a big win for Sprint.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 20:25 4

12. ReturningToNokia (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


I have absolutely no idea where Phone Arena deduced that Verizon was mentioned in this interview with Chris Weber! The interview is on Nokia's page, as well as their YouTube channel, and NOT once did Chris Weber mention Verizon or Sprint.

Even if you go directly to Fierce Wireless.com, there is no mention by Chris Weber of Verizon or Sprint.

Just bad, misleading reporting, Phone Arena.

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 00:58 2

14. Penny (Posts: 1261; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Ahh, I had my hopes up. Thanks for informing us ReturningToNokia; I'll try to watch the video when I get some time.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 18:24 1

3. apocalypsebc (Posts: 148; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


YES!!! Sprint will finally get another Windows Phone besides the one they have and the same for Verizon!!!

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 18:31 5

5. shelley.bevacqua (Posts: 76; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


I am pumped :-)

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 18:46 2

6. -box- (Posts: 3878; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Bring T-Mobile a Lumia 1000 to show your loyal Nokia fans some lovin'... only nationwide carrier who has offered a Nokia non-stop since they started

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 20:09

11. snowgator (Posts: 3289; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Solid point.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 18:53 3

7. Jyakotu (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


I think this is a great idea. Samsung did release the Galaxy S and Galaxy S II on all carriers, with each one having a different design and name. Nokia could easily do the same with their new Windows Phones. :)

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 19:00 1

8. knights4life03 (Posts: 131; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


this is so amazing for nokia i give them a round of applause for wat they are about to do for all carriers including mine : sprint :)(:

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 19:13 2

9. rsiders (Posts: 303; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Yeah this sounds great especially if carriers will get more than just the low-end "are you kidding me" phones. As a T-Mobile customer this means I'm expecting a lot more than the Lumia 710 that Nokia just kind of dropped on us. Ugh.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 19:44

10. squeeb (Posts: 99; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Nokia :)

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 00:19

13. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


+1000

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 04:54

15. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 867; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Nokia needs to make it happen with Verizon!

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