Verizon logoWhat do we have here? Word has it that Verizon Wireless, one of the big four carriers in the US, has penciled plans to sell a new smartphone from Nokia Oyj (with Oyj basically meaning “Inc.” in Finnish)which will run on the Windows 8 operating system. If this were to be true, then it would be the first time since Verizon has rolled out a Windows-powered device since May last year. It must be noted that both Microsoft (who has just unveiled a new logo by the way) and Nokia intend to hold a press conference this coming September 5th in New York to in order to discuss Nokia’s Lumia brand of Windows Phone-powered devices.

Verizon has not been mentioned at all to be part of the event, but that has not stopped the mobile carrier from introducing a Nokia phone later in the year, although it must be noted that these plans are private. So far, officials at Verizon, Microsoft and Nokia have all failed to respond to such rumors, leading us to believe that it might just be true.

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