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Nokia Windows Phone 8 Smartphone Headed to Verizon This Year

Verizon isn’t expected to be part of the joint Windows Phone event Nokia and Microsoft have scheduled for Sept. 5 in New York City, but that doesn’t mean it won’t participate in the rollout of Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 handsets.

Sources familiar with Verizon’s plans tell Bloomberg that the carrier intends to add one of Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 devices to its lineup later this year. Verizon’s move to diversify its Android and iPhone-heavy smartphone portfolio is both inevitable and expected. Earlier this year, Nokia’s vice president of worldwide developer relations, Richard Kerris, told Neowin that it wouldn’t be long before Nokia’s Windows Phones appear on Verizon.

For Nokia, which has suffered a precipitous decline in smartphone market share in the U.S. for the past few years, having its newest Windows Phone devices on a carrier of Verizon’s size could be a real boon, giving it the momentum it needs to support its long-in-the-offing comeback.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus