Nokia with 4G devices by 2010... for Verizon?

Nokia with 4G devices by 2010... for Verizon?
According to GigaOM, a Nokia executive has announced the company’s plans to manufacturer its first devices for the future LTE networks by 2010. Sadly, at a PCCA meeting in Grapevine, Texas, James Harper, Nokia senior manager of technology marketing, has not provided any details on the handsets the company is about to prepare, but has stated that they would be data intensive.

Maybe some of you are already willing to ask which would be the carrier that Nokia is going to work with to deliver the future handsets to the market. While there isn’t any official information on the case right now, there are some rumors, suggesting that the manufacturer might have reached for Verizon’s helping hand in order to regain some of its lost market positions in the U.S. Moreover, Verizon will also benefit from the pact, since the carrier surely remembers how AT&T managed to take over a large part of the U.S. smartphone market by signing with Apple for its iPhone. So far, details about their secret project are too scarce; all that is known about it is that it would be a high-speed 4G LTE handset capable of HD video and other services, demanding high-speed data transfers.

source: TheStreet and GigaOM via Gizmodo

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18 Comments

1. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

" Moreover, Verizon will also benefit from the pact, since the carrier surely remembers how AT&T managed to take over a large part of the U.S. smartphone market by signing with Apple for its iPhone." The Iphone is NOT a smartphone. Its missing half of the features needed to be a smartphone.

2. secondcor517

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 06, 2008

exactly what requirements does it take to make it a smartphone??

3. joeruby666

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 06, 2009

Legion...if it/you only had a brain...you/it would be smart/a smartphone. It supports Exchange. What else pray tell can it NOT do that it MUST do to me a SMART fone? ROFLMAO

4. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Ah, another twelve year old with a keyboard. Microsoft Office support, Picture messaging, Bluetooth Stereo, MicroSD port, Battery life longer than a day, and I could go on. So your idea of a "Smart fone" is something that supports exchange? ROFLMAOADYPOS, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!

5. JDubreno005

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 07, 2009

Legion ..... some of your points a valid, but you are still a douche!

6. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Hey right back at ya buddy!

7. secondcor517

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 06, 2008

I'm guessing you would say that Sprint's 8330 Curve just became a smart phone since before the last s/w update it was unable to pix message.

8. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Seeing as how that is the only thing missing from it that is hardly a fair comparison. The Iphone is lacking a multitude of what should be standard features, even for a normal phone let alone a smartphone.

9. vzw fanman

Posts: 1976; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i agree legion

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it can not multi task, cut n paste, send vid/ pic messages, TAKE VID, have advanced securities, ect ect ect. there are many things that make a smart phone a smart phone. Iphone is NOT a smart phone. it is marketed like that for all the idiots that dont know any better. Just like ATT's "more bars in more places" really means "we have roaming agreements with GSM carriers in europe, not that they have better coverage in america. Its amazing, that ATT explorer guy on the commericials always finds internet in the wierdest places, but NONE of them are in AMERICA! :)

10. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

This seems strange that Nokia will be hooking up with VZW; especially since we know their track record with CDMA devices. Nokia hasn't had decent phones with VZW since the old "bar style" handsets ( although the i6315 was highly UNDERrated ).

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

well, if your CDMA choices were left to VZW or Sprint.... who would you choose? The giant luxury cruiser or the titanic?

15. insider80

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 26, 2009

well sprint has the instinct which was the only phone to beat out the iphone at every award show but still IS NOT a smartphone

16. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

I totally agree with that remix.

17. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

That's a bad comparison

11. insider80

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 26, 2009

i have to agree with legion here. i hate when people think the iphone is a smartphone or a pda. its just a touch screen thats it with a bunch of mostly useless apps. oh and it cant be insured or have the battery removed WTF is that all about anyway? stupid crappy iphone lol

14. killingthemonk

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2009

But hey, you can get an app that'll fart for you.

18. vzw fanman

Posts: 1976; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

haha lol that app is for the storm. i love the storm, best phone on vzw i think.

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