Verizon Confirms Plan for Nokia Partnership

Verizon Wireless confirmed it plans to work with Nokia Corp., a move that is likely to eventually involve selling the Finnish handset maker’s line of Windows 8 smartphones.

Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney declined Thursday to give specifics of the relationship. Nokia sells its current Lumia portfolio of smartphones through AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile USA, but industry observers have speculated it will eventually need a broader relationship with carriers if it hopes to increase its share of the hotly contested U.S. smartphone market, especially as it moves to Windows 8 technology later this year.

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