At the tail end of today's conference call relating to Verizon's Q1 earnings
, Big Red's CFO Fran Shammo hinted that the carrier believes that offering three platforms would be positive in the smartphone business
. Currently, Verizon's only Windows Phone model is the HTC Trophy which dates all the way back to May 2011. This would seemingly be a good time for Verizon to jump back on the Windows Phone bandwagon. Despite Nokia's own earning report being tainted by the smell of desperation
, CEO Stephen Elop noted that the U.S. market was one in which sales were better than expected
for models powered by Microsoft's mobile OS.
Verizon could end up with a Lumia model in its line-up. Currently, Nokia has two CDMA models, the low-end Nokia Lumia 610C and the mid to high-end Nokia Lumia 800C. Both of these models are offered in the Chinese market and it wouldn't be much of a stretch to have one or both models made available for Big Red's 4G LTE pipeline