At the moment, Verizon Wireless is selling the Lumia 822 as its only product from Nokia. While it is an exclusive with Verizon, the Windows Phone 8-based smartphone is not the current "hero" product from Nokia; that would be the Lumia 920, which at the moment is exclusive to AT&T.
That could change in the very near future, if hints from Nokia CEO Stephen Elop are to be believed. In a new interview at CNet, Elop said that Nokia is looking to launch " ... another similar hero exercise with a different operator." He later added that " ... we're pleased to have just restarted our relationship with Verizon. We are planning a lot of exciting things with Verizon as well."
When asked if that meant Verizon would be selling a "flagship" phone from Nokia in the future, Elop simply repeated that Nokia had "a lot of exciting things" planned with the wireless carrier.
Elop also said that the company was pleased with the launch of the Nokia Lumia 920, but also admitted that Nokia was experiencing " ... frustration due to limited supply." Nokia plans to launch the Lumia 920 in more countries in the near future.
So why pick AT&T as the lead carrier for the device? Elop said, "If you get a concentrated effort, you get far more parallel investment and cooperation. As we did the assessment, we came to the conclusion that working with them from the start would yield the best results."
Source: CNet | Image via Nokia