Windows Phone 8 headed to Verizon on the back of Nokia

In early July, Neowin brought to you that Nokia was going release a device on Verizon, "soon". If you have been salivating for more news about Verizon's and Nokia's partnership, Bloomberg has a bit of good news for you.

The source states that Nokia will sell the phone with Windows Phone 8 powering the device on Verizon but the device is not expected to be announced at the upcoming event in New York on September 5th. The source seems to indicate that the phone will roll-out post Windows Phone 8 launch, which might mean that AT&T will have a jump-start selling the device before the phone is offered to Verizon customers.

There is still a lot of fog around Verizon's plans for Windows Phone 8 and when the company will roll out a device; we hope that in the next week or two we will hear from either company about their plans.

As of right now, Verizon has been scant on its Windows Phone offerings with only letting consumers have access to the HTC Trophy. Considering the rumors that carriers want to lessen their dependency on the iPhone thanks to its lower margins, Windows Phone could be a key play in carrier strategies to help increase profit margins. 

Source: Bloomberg

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I just hope their flagship in on Verizon. I'm going to break two contracts made Dec2011 to get a Titans for $50. To *make* me do that they will have to have the best Nokia/WP8 device there.

I'm on the trophy and love it but I'm ready for faster more powerful hardware and wm8. Verizon don't screw me over!!!

I expected as much, but I wonder how soon after AT&T are they going to get their own "exclusive" lumia? If I had to guess I'd say late November before Christmas while AT&T and maybe T-mobile get devices first in October.

GP007 said,
I expected as much, but I wonder how soon after AT&T are they going to get their own "exclusive" lumia? If I had to guess I'd say late November before Christmas while AT&T and maybe T-mobile get devices first in October.

This is what I'm expecting as well... I'm hoping that Verizon goes all in this time though.

Actually, recent developments kind of explain why the likes of T-Mobile and Verizon didn't bother to release the Nokia Lumia 900 phones.Those phones aren't upgradable to Windows 8 and they didn't want to bother with the soon to be dead-end platform. The carriers must have known this all along.

Now Verizon will release Nokia's Windows Phone 8 platform ASAP. Hopefully yhe other carriers will do the same. Let's hope this means that Microsoft is committed now that the Windows Phone 7 beta test is completed.