It looks like Nokia is playing a part to help Verizon’s promise to fully support Windows Phone. According to Neowin’s interview with Nokia’s VP of Worldwide Developer Relations Richard Kerris said that “it won’t be long” before Nokia’s handsets start showing up on Verizon but gave no indication of which Lumia phones would make it outside of T-Mobile and AT&T. Currently, Verizon carries only one Windows Phone and a Nokia lineup would help diversify the carrier’s portfolio of smartphones outside of Android and iOS.
Kerris says that the PureView technology would also be coming to Lumia devices “very soon” but didn’t assert which carriers would get the jump on the new handset. PureView, as it stands, runs the Symbian OS and Kerris’ statement now squishes rumors that Nokia will be uniting the 41MP PureView camera with Windows Phone.
Despite the majority of satisfied Windows Phone customers, phone selection and availability has been one of the biggest obstacles the mobile OS has had to face. Only 12 Windows Phones are available in 5 carriers compared to over a hundred Android phones available for purchase.
Check the jump on Neowin’s interview. Kerris also talks more about Windows Phone developer support as well as Nokia’s 30k tech patents.