Users in the United States interested in the purchase of a new Windows Phone handset from Nokia don’t have that many options to go with, though this might change soon.
The Finnish mobile phone maker is gearing up for the launch of Windows Phone handsets on Verizon’s network, after having them available only through AT&T and T-Mobile so far, and it might expand their availability further more.
Upcoming devices from Nokia
will run not only Windows Phone 8, as many might expect, but Windows Phone 7.8 as well, since the platform still has a lot to offer, as Richard Kerris, VP of Worldwide Developer Relations, Nokia, said in a recent interview with Neowin
Microsoft themselves confirmed not too long ago that the platform was not dead yet, and we were led to believe that it might get loaded on a host of new, highly affordable smartphones, capable of better competing with Android at the low-end of the market.
Windows Phone 8, on the other hand, should prove very appealing to many, Kerris said, adding that wireless carriers are expected to come up with various offerings for their customers interested in upgrading to the platform. Nokia’s phones
powered by this OS will have a lot of new features to offer as well, including the PureView technology that was long rumored to be en-route to them. According to Kerris, Lumia devices will taste PureView very soon.
Nokia has long been an innovator in the smartphone area, and the company plans on living up to that name.
Not only does the company work on making future Windows Phone handsets more solid, but it is also focused on packing them with new features and capabilities, so as to ensure a much better experience to all users.
Most importantly, the company
is happy with how Windows Phone turned out, and appears very confident in the platform’s ability to succeed. Nokia will become powerful again courtesy of this platform, Kerris suggested.