Perhaps one of the bigger arguments as to why Windows Phone has failed to really catch on—aside for the lack of apps— has been the lack of carrier support. With only two devices on T-Mobile (the nations 4th largest carrier) and only a few more on AT&T, it’s been hard for Windows Phone to compete with Android who is not only on all four major carriers, but is also on a quite a few regional carriers like MetroPCS, US Cellular and Cricket.
According to Richard Kerris, Nokia’s VP of Worldwide Developer Relations, that could call change very soon. In a recent interview Kerris said that “it wouldn’t be long” before a Lumia Windows Phone would be available on Verizon Wireless. At the same time, Kerris took the time to say that Nokia’s PureView technology would also show up in a Lumia Windows Phone too, very soon.
While we’re still not sure which Lumia model will be arriving on Verizon, it’s safe to assume that it will come packing LTE, as that has been the main reason why we haven’t seen a Windows Phone from Nokia on Big Red. With the Lumia 900 on AT&T utilizing LTE, one could presume that Verizon too, will receive a variation of the Lumia 900, perhaps that’s the Lumia 910 we’ve seen show up in some Nokia internal testing systems.