Nokia Lumia 920 ‘Laser’ Rumored for Verizon

The long rumored high-end Nokia Lumia smartphone for Verizon is beginning to take shape as a new rumor suggests that the device, codenamed Nokia ‘Laser’, will very likely be Verizon’s version of the Nokia Lumia 920, currently available on AT&T.

Read: AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 Review.

According to The Verge, Nokia is working on a flagship smartphone for Verizon for a release late this year. The device is currently codenamed ‘Laser’ and it will be similar to the Nokia Lumia 920 that is currently available on AT&T’s 4G LTE network. Apparently, it’s a variant of the Lumia 920 so that could mean that it features some differences though those differences are unclear.

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Verizon is rumored to be getting its own Lumia 920 variant at some point.

It appears that Verizon will be touting this device as a flagship, much like it does with the iPhone, Droid RAZR HD and more. Right now, Verizon boasts a number of Windows Phone 8 powered handsets, including the Windows Phone 8X and Lumia 822 but none of them is marketed as a flagship. This new Lumia 920 ‘Laser’ will evidently be different.

Microsoft is also evidently gearing up for a big marketing campaign aimed at pushing this phone to consumers. No specific details about the marketing campaigns launch date, or the release date of the device itself are unknown though the report claims that the release is almost here.

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Read: Nokia Planning Thinner Lumia 920 Successor For 2013.

A high-end Lumia smartphone for Verizon has been rumored for quite some time now and it’s a device that will likely be enticing to many customers. One, because of Windows Phone 8 itself. Two, because of the size of Verizon’s 4G LTE network, one which dwarfs AT&T’s, and three, because the Lumia features high-end specifications including a PureView camera that takes fantastic low light photos.

It’s  also unclear if Verizon intends to price the Lumia ‘Laser’ at same, very affordable $99 on-contract price point that AT&T offers on its version of the Lumia 920. Those details and more should be on their way in the days ahead it seems.

Comments

  1. Kristy says

    Thanks for the update. I’m sitting on an upgrade waiting specifically for this phone; I truly hope it’s release is sooner rather than later and it is worth the wait! I will never stop thinking that its insane we only get to have phones specific to retailers but partly it’s the price you pay on Verizon. I have always been a galaxy fan (currently own S3) so I missed out completely on the S2 due to Verizon not getting it. I think it’s high time phones should be based on the manufacture not the cell phone companies…then let the customer have the freedom of choice with any mobile company they and there families choose. If the cell phone companies need “brand specific models” then maybe that shows a bit of a flaw in their abilities to stand up against the competition plan wise and in what they offer their customers being the best deals for them. It would be interesting to see how each company stood alone based on plans alone and not the added perk/sometimes not so perky “phone branding rights”.

    Either way, thank you for the continued updates. I look forward to following your thoughts and opinions of the Verizon Nokia “Laser” as we get closer to a release date. I’m especially interested in finding out if its the mother of all “flagships” for all parties involved, Nokia, Verizon and most importantly Windows 8.

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