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Chris Weber Talks About Lumia Selling Out, Verizon and Hints at Upgrades to Windows Phone 8

May 9, 2012 1 Comment

Recently at the International CTIA Wireless conference, PCMag interviewed Nokia’s U.S. president Chris Weber. He has a lot to say about the Lumia 900 selling out, wanting to get Nokia devices on Verizon and even hinted a bit at Windows 8 running on Lumia 900 in the future.

On Lumia 900 selling out:

“Demand has been outstripping supply for the first couple of weeks, and we’ve been working hard to rectify that,” he said. “The demand for cyan [phones] is significantly outpacing supply. When you give people something different from a design perspective—colors, etc. —it really stands out, and consumers want that.”

About Providing Nokia Windows Phones on Verizon:

“We’re not making any announcements, but we understand the importance of Verizon and we’re working hard to make that a reality,”

Hints at Windows Phone 8 upgrades :

“Both Nokia and Microsoft understand the importance for consumers to keep their devices fresh and updated. Without any announcements being made, we’re working to make sure people have fresh and updated experiences on any device they may have,”
We have proof that Lumia handsets are selling out on Amazon and AT&T. Making Windows Phone Nokia devices available on Verizon does make a lot of sense and we don know that Verizon is interested as well.

What is really interesting is how he answered the upgrade question. What do you think? Is he hinting at Windows Phone 8 upgrades on Nokia devices? It would be a real shame if at least the Lumia 900 isn’t taken into the next gen of Windows Phone.


Source: PCMag – thanks J for the tip!


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