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Nokia in talks with Verizon about CDMA devices


News by Todd Haselton on Monday February 14, 2011.

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According to Slashgear, which had a moment to talk to speak with Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop, the possibility of Nokia creating CDMA devices "is still on the table."

Elop also discussed its relationships with carriers, noting that the belief that it has a poor relationship with U.S. wireless carriers is untrue. Nokia "doesn't have bad realtionships with [U.S.] carriers," he said. He explained that Nokia worked with AT&T to launch a Symbian device in the United States, but that ultimately AT&T believed Nokia was not going "get a lot of love" from U.S. consumers with such a device competing against Android smartphones and the iPhone.

Nokia told Slashgear that it has been in talks with all of the big U.S. carriers, and confirmed that it has been in talks with Verizon Wireless on launching CDMA devices. That's nothing new, as Nokia has launched products on Verizon before, but it's been a while since it has launched a new device there. Perhaps we'll see one of its upcoming Windows Phone 7 devices there in the future.

 
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