It's been more than a year, but it looks like Verizon
HTC Trophy. Source: Verizon Wireless.
Since then, the device has sat all by its lonesome as the sole Windows Phone device available on Verizon's network, as the carrier continues to focus heavily on peddling Google Android devices. AT&T
According to a recent Bloomberg report, Verizon has a new device in the cards for later this year: a new Nokia phone running Microsoft's newest Windows Phone 8. Microkia has recently sent out press invites for an event on Sept. 5, presumably a baby shower for their newest offspring that's ready to be shown to the world. Verizon isn't expected to have a presence at the event, but it will launch the new Nokia device at a later date.
Sept. 5 would also put the event directly up against Apple's
It would also be a solid win for Nokia to get in bed with the largest U.S. carrier, as Verizon currently doesn't offer any Nokia devices of any flavor. Microsoft has also been making progress in market share, increasing its slice in the second quarter to 3.5%, up from just 2.3% the year prior, according to the latest figures from researcher IDC.
A deal with Verizon would be a step in the right direction for both Microsoft and Nokia.
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