Rumour Alert: Numerous Windows Phones coming to Verizon


This rumour has been sitting in our inbox for a while, but given how tenuous it is I have held off posting it.

However given what a slow news day today is, I decided I might as well throw it out and leave our readers to decide.

Insideris reports on a forum post on a bodybuilding site (I kid you not) purporting to be a second hand account from a Verizon employee (yes, I know) which says Verizon will not just be sporting a new mid-range Nokia Windows Phone 8 handset, but in fact a range of devices from each Windows Phone 8 OEM.

He reports the selection as follows:

HTC Windows Phone 8

– A midrange phone, 720p 4-4.3” screen, 1.2 GHz S4 CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory.

Samsung Windows Phone 8

– One low end phone on a prepaid offering. HTC Trophy like specification, WVGA screen, 1.2 GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU, 4GB internal memory, 512 MB of RAM.

– One midrange Samsung phone, Galaxy Nexus clone.

Nokia Windows Phone 8

– One high end phone with a 768p 4.3? screen.

– However, as Verizon is going all in on phones with huge screens, we expect to see a 4.5” Nokia phone with a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon Pro S4 CPU in both 16 and 32 GB offerings.

The poster says Verizon will be a launch partner on September 5th, and that the Windows Phone 8 marketing will be on par with that of Verizon’s Droid campaign, which was huge and created the much needed brand awareness.

What do our readers make of this rumour? Let us know below.