Verizon’s Getting a Lumia 920 Windows Phone Variant
The Verge is reporting that Verizon is finally getting a version of Nokia's flagship Lumia 920 phone. The phone is reportedly called the "Nokia Laser" (REAL TIMELY, GUYS).
The Lumia 920, of course, has been an AT&T exclusive since its launch. The Laser will be released alongside another Lumia phone from Nokia's forthcoming "Catwalk" line, which is supposed to be slimmer, lighter and made of aluminum.
Both should be out later this year. That would be great news for Windows Phone fans on Verizon, who have the very good HTC 8X, but no premium Nokia phone. We'd expect to hear something about all of Nokia's new phones at MWC next month, and probably not too much of a wait after that. Nokia told us at CES that it wants to avoid a situation like last year, where it would announce a phone, and then wait months to release it. Fingers crossed that means we'll see these phones sooner rather than later
Sorry to bust into your FART TALKER CONGREGATION, but he WP Verizon has a code name called "LASER".. look it up on your FART TALKER search engine.. while your at it, can you research "IGNORE" button.. FARTZ.
"Later this year". That's not real helpful. I recall reading (reliable source? not sure) that ATT had an exclusive on the 920 for 6 months. If accurate, then late Apr/early May we should see a flagship phone at Verizon. I expect Elop will announce it at the Mobile World Congress at the end of February, giving a two month lead-in to Verizon. That's all speculation on my part, but it makes sense (at least to me).
You are correct. AT&T has exclusive rights for 6 months according to pcworld, you can also google "at&T exclusive rights + 920 and all sorts of articles come up. At what point will the shorts start to cover? I ordered a yellow 920 unlocked and it took almost 5 weeks to get it, not due to the shipping, but due to the company couldn't get any due to short supply. I received the phone about 3 weeks ago.
It's part of the strategy as I understand it. Nokia have given exclusive rights to one supplier who then makes an investment in time, effort, training and advertising. The others that want a piece of the action, like Verizon, have to put something into it too. Makes a lot of sense. And judging from Verizon being so keen, it's working.