Verizon CFO Says They Will Have a Big Windows Phone Push Later in the Year

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  1. dgstorm

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    Verizon's CFO, Fran Shammo, shared that VZW plans to push hard into the market with Windows Phone later on in the year. He said, "we're really looking at the Windows Phone 8.0 platform because that's a differentiator. We're working with Microsoft on it." He further elaborated that Verizon might pour a huge marketing budget into WP like it did with Android in the past, which worked out pretty well for the little green Android. Between a big Verizon marketing campaign and the huge one that Microsoft and Nokia are already pushing, we could actually end up with a strong third smartphone platform competing in the market by the end of this year. Mr. Shammo shared that VZW plans to have WP phones in time for the holiday shopping season this year.

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    Source: Reuters
     
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    this is a droid forum

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    Throw Intel and x86 into the mix and we may have a true mobile computer in our pocket.
     
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    Yes, but it is also a Verizon forum, and it is very relevant for Android, because it means increased competition, which can only make Android stronger. :wink-b:
     
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    Hey Microsoft & Verizon,

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    Your point? I'd say it's pretty big news that Verizon, the largest android carrier, is going to be making a Windows Phone push later this year. This could greatly impact the manufacturers and where they focus their attention. I think the biggest problem with Windows phones has been the lack of a true dominant carrier. AT&T is still dominated by Apple, and Verizon is dominated by Android. It was never really thought that Android would one day rival Apple, but then Verizon came along and changed everything. The same could surely happen for Microsoft and the Windows phones.

    Also, as a consumer, I welcome more competition!
     
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    Why bother? No one has been buying Windows phones up till now. A marketing campaign won't change that.
     
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    if microsoft does this right there will be several people leaving android and apple .. win8 is a big deal
     
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    I almost want to buy into the "hype" of WP because of the hardware on the Lumia.. but the most of the OS is still.. ew.
     
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    Your comment is hilarious due to the irony of stating nobody been buying WP's until now...

    ...And the real-world relationship between the huge marketing campaign occurring right now which is of course....convincing people to buy 'em!!!!
     
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    This is great.

    I love the idea of hardware diversity, and it's going to be great having another powerhouse at vzw. Instead of Android and iOS.

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