Verizon Wireless will reportedly offer a new Nokia smartphone on the upcoming Windows Phone 8 platform later this year. Bloomberg reports that the nation’s largest carrier is making a move towards the operating system in an attempt “to lessen its dependence on Apple’s iPhone and devices running Google’s Android software.” Verizon released its first and only Windows Phone, the HTC Trophy, in May 2011 but the device failed to win over consumers. The company’s chief financial officer, Fran Shammo, previously revealed that the carrier was planning to make a big Windows Phone push ahead of the holiday season. Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.
Verizon to give Windows Phone a second chance later this year
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).