Nokia reiterates plans for U.S. invasion
posted by Nick T. / Dec 15, 2011, 5:47 AM
That Nokia is planning an aggressive comeback to the U.S. smartphone market is something that we know already, and the launch of the Nokia Lumia 710 on T-Mobile is the first step towards achieving that goal. However, Chris Weber, head of Nokia USA, didn't miss the opportunity to state that once more in a recent interview.
“Operation Rolling Thunder” is how the guys at Nokia are referring to the U.S. rollout of their Windows Phone smartphones, and the release of the Lumia 710 is “just the beginning of Nokia’s effort in the U.S.”, said Weber. He also confirmed that the company will have a “very large presence” at CES, which starts on January 10 next year.
Rumor has it that Nokia will be unveiling a high-end Windows Phone handset for AT&T at CES. And that sounds quite plausible, as it would take the support of more than one carrier if the company is to succeed in its U.S. invasion. Furthermore, a Nokia smartphone for Verizon is not out of the question. Will any of the alleged AT&T- and Verizon-bound Nokia handsets sport LTE radios? Some seem to believe so, and it wouldn't hurt crossing our fingers in hope that the rumors are on the right track.
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Nokia will not succeed until they bring High End WP7 that can take on Android Army.
posted on Dec 15, 2011, 5:55 AM 2
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hmm..question. *raises hand*.. why does everything have to end up with at&t....
posted on Dec 15, 2011, 6:55 AM 4
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I think its because of 2 things. First there is bad blood between Microsoft and Verizon. Look back at the press releases. The kin debacle, the comment about windows phone not being "cutting edge", the comment about not supporting windows phone until they support LTE (which was NOT also given to Apple which currently doesn't either). And I think its also because AT&T uses the same radio technology as the European market so its cheaper to port phones over without a much cost.
posted on Dec 15, 2011, 9:25 AM 0
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'Rolling Thunder'.... If Nokia's U.S. rollout is rolling thunder, they better be prepared for Shock and Awe from the Android and iOS communities. Maybe they should ask RIM about their experience with Shock and Awe?
posted on Dec 15, 2011, 10:41 AM 1
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if Nokia puts out a lumia 900 with a front facing camera they will have the high end Nokia everyone is looking for. The latest non official picture of the Nokia lumia 900 shows an lumia 800 like body that is wider and thinner an really good looking smart phone. it would seem strange to me if Nokias first 3 smart phones lack a front facing camera. I can get by fine without one but with skipe coming to windows smart phones for all Nokia window 7.5 mango phones not to have one is strange on the range to me what is up with that Nokia?
posted on Dec 15, 2011, 8:00 PM 0
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