Nokia’s flagship smartphone the Lumia 920 is at the moment a bit of an exclusive beast in the United States. The handsome handset is only available through AT&T Mobile, but that exclusivity is set to come to an end as Verizon is set to start offering the Lumia 920, and has already had its own variant approved by the FCC. However, what Nokia Lumia 920 will we be seeing through Verizon?
Of course getting Nokia’s flagship is a good move. Windows may be third in the mobile operating stakes behind iOS and Android but it still holds its own, and Nokia’s Lumia 920 is the best Windows Phone out there and has been something of a minor hit. The FCC has passed a Nokia device with the identification number RM-860, and this has led to online rumours suggesting that Verizon is in fact launching a new Nokia and not the Lumia 920 at all.
These rumours surround a Nokia phone that has for now been codenamed “Laser”, but the FCC filing offers enough specification details to say that the phone coming to Verizon is indeed the Lumia 920. That means either the codename Laser was reserved for the Verizon model of the Lumia 920, of the Laser is another device that we will see at some stage in the future.
We have also reached out to Nokia (albeit the UK division) and asked if we can expect a major phone release and the answer was a firm no. So we are not getting a ground-breaking Windows Phone from Nokia on Verizon but we are at least getting a Lumia 920 variant, which is good news either way.
So what about the Laser? Well, reports are saying that Microsoft is planning to spend big on marketing the Laser for it Windows Phone OS, so we would expect a big press event and reveal when Nokia does decide to launch the device.