Verizon getting special flagship Nokia Laser Windows Phone

Verizon getting special flagship Nokia Laser Windows Phone
The Verge is reporting that Verizon is about to get a special flagship Nokia Windows Phone device for its network. The device is codenamed the Nokia Laser, and is apparently planned to be launched alongside the Nokia Catwalk device that we had heard about. The Nokia Laser is said to be a variant of the Nokia Lumia 920, so it will likely feature the same polycarbonate/ceramic body of the 920 rather than the reported aluminum body of the Catwalk.

So far, there is no word on how the Laser will be different than the Lumia 920, but the rumor says that Microsoft is planning to throw all of its weight behind the device (as if Microsoft hadn't been pushing for others). The device will be displayed and pushed by Verizon along with other flagships like the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S series, and HTC DROID DNA.

source: The Verge

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17 Comments

1. papss unregistered

Good.. Glad they can spread some love over on VZN. Sales will be phenomenal I'm sure and I love that m$ puts their money behind there OS unlike some others

3. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

That wanna be catwalk phone better be better than the Nokia Lumia 920 2 get some food sale averages

4. papss unregistered

VZN isn't getting the catwalk but another variant of the 920.. Of course that's a rumor so who knows

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I suspect sales (or lack thereof) will kind of depend on how the new Nokia does against the rest of the competition. The GS IV is going to be dropping soon (June or July 2013 is my guess). RIM's toys will start to appear in the March/April time. HTC is supposed to have a follow-on to the DNA around the April or May time. Is Sony going to have a version of the Experia Z/ZL available for VZW? Apple won't be snoozing, either. Lots of company for the Nokia phone. A warmed-over L920 might not be able to stand out from the crowd.

15. akishakoi

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

The next android of leading companies and the next iphone will only boast higher specs this and that. The current Lumia 920 is already wicked, a league of its own. A warmed-over term is underrated coz even if it is, it would still compare to the android beasts coming this year. The word "Nokia" always ties with the words "surprise" and "quality". We will see...

2. ckoch125

Posts: 192; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Hope it does well, but it will definitely have some stiff competition.

8. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Until the SGIV arrives, the Lumia 920 or close variant is more than capable of holding it's own against any other smartphone that currently exists*

5. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

More the merrier. The 822 is decent, but I'd like to see better.

6. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Verizon doesn't have any members of the HTC One series, unless you want to consider the HTC Rezound and/or Incredible 4G LTE members of the One series; or they might be getting this years variants of the One series.

7. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Too right. I meant to put the DROID DNA. Thanks for the catch!

9. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Awesome, happy to see Verizon get one of these. Due for an upgrade in March-April, so I was really hoping to have a high end Lumia option. This will really be interesting, as I'm more open now than I ever have been to all of the platforms: BB10 looks exciting, Jelly Bean looks great, WP8 looks great. I respect iOS, but don't really find it too interesting and hate iTunes.

10. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Let the games beggin!

11. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Actually it's pretty exiting that Nokia is coming up with more number of devices ...... And the rumors always create excitement....

12. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

How is this not good news? Good to see Nokia getting a device worthy of the largest US Carrier on the shelves to compete with the 8X.

14. luabin

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

your like a "laser" light burning down on me!!! bring it on NOKIA!!! =)

17. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I hope the Verge's source is correct I am a Verizon customer and like a lot of Verizon customers I started to jump to AT & T to get a Nokia Lumia 920 but did not. I hope that Nokia has learned to be like Samsung, HTC and other smart phone Manufacturers and Put their Flagship model on more than one Carrier for a company not to have their Flagship smart on Verizon is Folly since it's the USA'S most respected carrier. Nokia is Debuting a new Aluminum body flag ship Smart phone. We can only hope that they will have it available for sale on all USA Carriers and break away from this AT & T only gets the Nokia Flagship smart phone Nokia seems to have as a policy.

18. ZeroCide

Posts: 806; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Hope This comes to sprint in the summer when they are supposed to get their windows phone 8 models. I'll be all over this.

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