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Nokia exec says that "it won't be long" before Verizon gets Nokia Windows Phones

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As we take a look at the Windows Phone selection over on Verizon’s lineup, some might be surprised that there is only a single offering thus far – the aging HTC Trophy. In comparison, its GSM rivals in AT&T and T-Mobile offer an extensive lineup of various Windows Phones, with the two also boasting a Nokia Windows Phone of their own. Knowing that, some are wondering if and when will we see Nokia Windows Phones for Big Red?

Interestingly enough, the possibility of it happening is closer than you think, as Nokia’s very own Richard Kerris explains in a recent interview. Presenting us with a picture perfect agenda of what’s going to be happening, Kerris notes that “it won’t be long” before we see Nokia Windows Phones making their presence known over on Big Red’s lineup. Although there were no exact dates mentioned, Kerris hints that we could expect something as soon as this fall – and even better, they’ll have something tasty in the spring that will have customers “climbing over themselves.

No doubt, there are loyal Verizon customers that are eagerly waiting for Nokia’s presence in the form of a Windows Phone 8 device, but aside from that, the interviews casts some light on the elusive Windows Phone with PureView. In fact, it’s mentioned that this would be happening “very soon.” Obviously, that should put a smile on a lot of faces, but it’s unknown at this point who’ll be getting it. Either way, it’s great to know that there is a budding relationship between Verizon and Nokia.

source: Neowin via Engadget

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posted on 09 Jul 2012, 11:25 3

1. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

My frustration with Verizon lies in their in ability to get an impressive line of phones on their network. Time and again the lineup is limited to some inclusion that prevents great phones from even appearing. Just the HTC Trophy? It does not matter how great of a network exists if there are no phones with certain limitations, like locked bootloaders (for what reason??) to hold them back.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 11:40 2

2. KingShango (Posts: 89; Member since: 16 May 2012)

I don't understand Nokia marketing. Its already going to be tough sell any more WP phones this summer because of the WP8 anticipation. Then they tell people there are some phones coming in the Fall but the good stuff won't be out until the Spring.

As a consumer understand that if you play the waiting game you'll always be waiting for the next best thing. But this guy is trying to sell phones NOW. His company is on the verge of a RIM like catastrophy! Don't tell people to wait until Spring.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 11:53 2

3. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

Well the reason why Verizon has been holding of on Windows Phones is because they want them to have LTE. Verizon doesn't want to sell 3G phones.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 12:05 1

4. dha_george (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)

Nokia Lumia 900, HTC Titan II, and Samsung Focus 2 are all LTE devices that run windows phone on at&t's network. So there are LTE windows phones out there. I think verizon is just waitng for windows 8 to come out or maybe verizon just isn't sipping the windows kool-aide. Which is a shame if that is the case cause i find it to be a very nice os. Probably my favoirte (so hard to choice) os out of them all.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 12:31 3

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

+1 on VZW deferring WP handsets until there is a WP8 offering. I doubt that VZW made much on the previous edition of Windows Phone handsets (they were such a sales disaster). Better to wait until there is something credible to offer their customers compared to iOS and Android.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 18:52 1

12. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Verizon exec. full of bulls**t! IPhone 4s DOES NOT have LTE! Why they selling sheepphone then? Why is sheepphone an exception? Bunch of sheeps themselves.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 12:36 1

6. Jyakotu (Posts: 852; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

Well at least Verizon said that they'll support WP8 phones and the fact that they'll have 4G LTE, Verizon should further jump on the bandwagon. Sprint needs to hurry up and support WP8 instead of supporting Firefox OS. :-S

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 12:41 3

7. clevelandiskindacool (Posts: 37; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

His definition of 'very soon' is far different than mine. At the absolute earliest it coincides with windows 8 launch which is three months away and to be honest that's a long shot. I expect Novemberish and to someone with ADHD that's a long ass time away!

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 13:26 1

8. thedarkside (Posts: 654; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

i gave you a thumb up just for your name. i love cleveland.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 14:28 1

9. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


posted on 09 Jul 2012, 15:31

10. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

I hope Nokia will put as much money into VZW marketing as they did with AT&T. Nokia hasn't had much of a presence at VZW, aside from a few rebadged Pantech phones. So althought there are a few loyalist waiting for Nokia and Windows 8 on VZW, if they don't put the money into marketing I'm not sure it will do well.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 18:37

11. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Nokia better treat every carrier equally and not just sugarcoat Verizon and Sprint to get in their network. Yeah carriers choose their phones but oems negotiate. So all major US carrier better get top of the line wp8 with pureview or no Nokia ever for me. Same with HTC and Samsung. Absolutely NO carrier favoritism! Otherwise here I come GS3 or GS Note.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 23:36

13. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

I'm waiting on a Lumia 900'ish phone to hit Verizon running Windows...but probably won't happen anytime soon

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