Verizon launched its first Windows Phone device HTC Trophy in May. While AT&T and T-Mobile in US have already launched their second generation Windows Phones, Verizon is yet to launch its second generation device.
It seems they are not going to launch any device until Microsoft releases Windows Phone Tango or Apollo with LTE support. In an interview with CNET, Verizon’s Chief Marketing Officer has said that LTE is critical to Windows Phone’s success and they will back the platform only if it has LTE support.
For Verizon, the biggest problem with Windows Phone is the lack of support for LTE. Microsoft has said it would add LTE support, but hasn’t been specified as to when.
“We’ve communicated to Microsoft that LTE is critical to us,” she said. “We need to see a timeline that makes sense if we want to continue to represent them.”
You can read her full interview at CNET.