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Is a Nokia Touch-Screen Phone Coming to Verizon?

March 6, 2009 in Wireless Industry News

According to an article at thestreet.com, yes. Apparently Nokia and Verizon are teaming up to create a 4G LTE device that will most likely be exclusive to the current largest carrier in the USA.

The article is pretty short on details, and sources, but it does point out that both Nokia and Verizon stand to gain from some kind of partnership – namely, Nokia could improve its standings in the US (currently at: virtually nonexistent except for some concert places), while Verizon could have the hit that it needs to level the playing field against AT&T and Apple. From this standpoint, it makes sense.

But the real problem is that Nokia hasn’t exactly been too gung-ho about the whole CDMA market. They’re only bringing one decent CDMA phone, the 8208 to Verizon this quarter, and past quarters haven’t exactly yielded a treasure trove of cell phones coming close to the company’s GSM devices.

One other interesting tidbit is Nokia’s recent push for LTE:

“The news comes a day after Nokia said it was committed to have long term evolution or LTE devices available in 2010. James Harper, a Nokia marketing executive told a industry group in Grapevine, Texas Wednesday that while he couldn’t reveal any details on the devices, he added that they would be data intensive, according to a report posted on Giga Om.”

Nokia, Verizon Plan Exclusive 4G Device – TheStreet

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