Nokia Promises Larger US Presence
Dec 4, 2007, 1:43 PM by Eric Lin
Nokia is hoping to reverse its decline in the US with more models on store shelves starting next year, according to executives. While the company will continue to work with all of its current carrier partners, Verizon and AT&T were both singled out as Nokia has made special provisions for the US's top two. The San Diego facility once in charge of CDMA handsets has now been dedicated to devices for AT&T and designers dedicated to creating handsets up to Nokia's standards with CDMA manufacturers. Nokia is working to plan further ahead with all the American carriers in hopes of creating some lasting growth.
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Will it really make a difference though?
I can't help but wonder what Nokia's motives really are for this increased 'presence?'
Up to this point, it appears that Nokia see's the U.S. market strictly as a body consisting of cheap consumers who rarely take a second thought as to a phone's features. That is, Americans only buy the phone that is the least expensive to go along with their 2-year renewed contract from AT&T or Verizon... To further illustrate this, take a look at the Nokia 6555 - this is Nokia's first impression on American soil about their joint efforts in order to capture the American market again. In my opinion, the 6555 is a bland piece of nothing which only succeeds in filling the quota for useless l...
Nokia Phones are just tooo ugly
Only one way
People want KB's, WiFi, 3G, BT and high resolution screens.
Listen up Nokia.
Hope Sprint is among their partners still
more AWS phones is the sign
First of all, the Nokia N82 only uses 2100Mhz WCDMA/HSDPA, which isn't available in the U.S. Just because the phone itself is available in the U.S. market doesn't mean a thing. What's the use if the phone doesn't fully support the n...
Sounds good to me!