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Verizon recently joined AT&T in giving its support to Windows Phone (MSFT), and now Sprint...

Verizon recently joined AT&T in giving its support to Windows Phone (MSFT), and now Sprint (S) appears to be doing the same. Though Sprint's only Windows Phone model, the HTC Arrive, hasn't sold well, an exec says the company is "bullish" on Windows Phone 8, code-named Apollo, and will give the platform another look in the August-September timeframe. Nokia (NOK) should be happy to hear that. Sprint also says it will shut down its legacy iDEN network by 2H13.
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  • Eightball
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    Sounds good I will definitely get one around that timeframe.
    9 May 2012, 11:13 AM Reply Like
  • Tom in Dallas
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    Should be very positive news for NOK sales for the holidays and then going forward for YoY numbers, as they are not good so far. Its all back loaded, but it is moving forward. Long NOK.
    9 May 2012, 11:53 AM Reply Like
  • car2lin
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    Very happy to see that Verizon will be supporting the Windows phone. Now I will be happy to get a new contract with them.
    9 May 2012, 01:13 PM Reply Like
  • car2lin
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    I am a 70 year old female retired from Nursing.
    9 May 2012, 01:13 PM Reply Like
  • The USA
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    NOK has about $11 billion in cash, the largest smart phone patent portfolio, the largest brand recognition in the WORLD, and a partnership with one of leading software companies (MSFT), it seems to me that analysts are blind or short sided! NOK is worth gold or more. Remember what Google paid for a handful of patents from Motorola, remember what Microsoft paid for a handful of patents from AOL, remember what happened to B&N when Microsoft announced its $300 million investment. Seriously, is Wall Street that blind???
    9 May 2012, 01:21 PM Reply Like
  • Herr Hansa
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    Good for Microsoft (MSFT) if Samsung and HTC turn out better phones running Windows Phone 8 later this year. Nokia is a bit behind in the hardware side of things, though a future Lumia might match what will soon be expected standard smartphone hardware specifications.

     

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    I went through the issues facing Nokia in my recent article. The biggest issue is their debt rating being reduced substantially by S&P Ratings. Moody's comments were not favorable either. Nokia (NOK) seem to have more work cut out for them than other smartphone makers.

     

    http://bit.ly/J9r7k2
    9 May 2012, 01:45 PM Reply Like
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