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Nokia: We Want To Work Closer With AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile

by Aaron Baker | January 14, 2013January 14, 2013 11:00 am PDT

If Nokia has it their way, their burgeoning relationship with AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile is about to get stronger.  While speaking at CES 2013 last week, Chris Weber, Nokia Executive Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, claimed that the manufacturer wants to see a range of products on all of its carrier partners.  While Sprint was notoriously absent, Weber mentioned AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile:

“We constantly evaluate, in the U.S. market or whatever market, what partners we’re with,” he said. “Right now our focus is really on broadening the portfolio with AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.”

As expected, Weber also touched on the ecosystem challenge – a buzzword of sorts in the industry:

“This ecosystem game is not for the faint of heart,” he said. “It’s difficult. It takes massive investment.”

The Nokia Lumia 920 is a fantastic Windows Phone, and while the apps ecosystem isn’t quite to the point of Android and iOS, we’d certainly like to see similar high-end devices on other carriers.

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Aaron Baker

Aaron Baker is the Senior Executive Editor of Mobile at TechnoBuffalo. A ten-year veteran in the wireless industry, he has worked for the four...

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