Nokia to sell CDMA phones to fewer carriers, Verizon and China Mobile included
The vast majority of Nokia’s phones are for GSM/UMTS networks, but the giant Finnish company also makes CDMA handsets, selling them in North America, India and China.
However, following recent personnel cuts, Nokia will ship CDMA phones to fewer carriers from now on, concentrating its efforts to working with operators like Verizon Wireless and China Mobile (which will soon launch its 3G TD-SCDMA network).
This means that US carriers MetroPCS and Cricket, as well as Indian carriers Reliance and Tata Indicom, might not be selling Nokia phones anymore.
(The 7205 Intrigue, Verizon’s latest Nokia phone, launched in March)
According to Twice, a Nokia spokesperson declared:
“Nokia internally communicated small changes to its CDMA business to strengthen presence with key operators in China and North America, focusing on high-end CDMA devices.”
In other words, Verizon and China Mobile users should be able to buy some high-end Nokia handsets soon.