It’s been a while since Verizon announced a Microsoft-powered phone and, while many believed that there’s no love for Windows Phone at Big Red, the recent rumors are here to wave those fears off. It appears that the carrier is planning to sell a Nokia-made, Microsoft-powered smartphone this year.
The information comes from Bloomberg’s “sources” so treat it accordingly. However, Microsoft and its partners need to push carriers (especially Verizon and Sprint) for Windows Phone exposure, at least like T-Mobile does, if the AT&T way is not possible.
Nokia and Microsoft are planning a joint event on September 5 in New York where we expect to see details of the upcoming platform (and why not, devices). Verizon will not take part at this event but rumor has it Big Red will indeed carry at least one Nokia Windows Phone this year. Verizon, Microsoft and Nokia spokespersons all declined to comment.