Is Verizon Finally Ready To Bet Big On Windows Phone?
Last week we asked ourselves what was Verizon’s beef with Windows Phone (you know, because there’s only one and very lonely device running on the Microsoft platform, the HTC Trophy).
However, the carrier seems to be ready to commit (finally), or at least that’s what Fran Shammo, Chief Financial Officer at Verizon, hinted while speaking on a recent conference call. After talking about the importance of a third ecosystem, he said he was “fully supportive” of Microsoft.
Android and iOS are dominating the market and the majority of phones carried by network operators run one of the two leading platforms (meaning carriers are dependent, users are lacking choice). “We created the Android platform from the beginning and it is an incredible platform today that we helped to create, and we are looking to do the same thing with a third ecosystem,” Fran Shammo said. While the “creation” of Android could be debated (with T-Mobile and its G1), there’s no room for doubt that the Droid line was (and still is) a huge success.
Nokia really wants to deliver an exclusive Windows Phone for every carrier. AT&T has the Lumia 900, T-Mobile has the Lumia 710 and that improved Lumia 900 rumored for T-Mobile might as well land on Verizon’s network (or the Lumia 800C). Thing is Windows Phone fans on Verizon could really use a new Microsoft-powered device (and that should be before Windows Phone 8 Apollo).
Which Windows Phone would you fancy on Verizon?