If your carrier of choice is Verizon and you’d like your next smartphone to run Windows Phone 8 and be made by Nokia, good news for you. Apparently that’s actually going to happen. And this year.
Yes, not only will Verizon launch its first Windows Phones since May of last year, but it will also carry a Nokia-made WP8 device. Will it come with PureView branding, as leaked at one point? It’s too early to tell.
If you’re expecting this particular phone to be announced at Nokia’s September 5 press conference, then you’re in for a disappointment. It looks like Big Red won’t be part of that event, instead choosing to release a Nokia phone later. But still, this year.
If this finally happens, it will undoubtedly help both Nokia and Microsoft make inroads into the US market with their respective offerings. It does remain to be seen how helpful this would be. After all, the Lumia 900 has been available on AT&T for months now, and even ‘powered’ by a huge marketing budget, it hasn’t managed to break any sales records (except for Windows Phone, perhaps, but that’s a low threshold to cross).
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