Nokia is going to stop selling Symbian and S40 phones in North America when they launch their first Windows Phone devices. Chris Weber, Nokia USA President told AllThingsD the company will also focus exclusively on sales through traditional wireless carriers. That practically means subsidized high-end Nokia devices!
Nokia is insisting that North America is a priority. Weber told AllThingsD that it is a key to winning in the smartphone battle globally. Nokia is planning its biggest-ever marketing push focused on reestablishing its presence in the US.
Here’s a bonus for those reading past the first paragraph. A very reliable source told us that the US will not get the Sea Ray device that was leaked. If you’ve forgotten, it’s the Windows Phone that looks like the Nokia N9. Our source tells us T-Mobile and AT&T are getting Windows Phone devices that are affordable, while Verizon is getting a high-end model. I know this isn’t much information, but it’s good to know that US buyers will be able to get Nokia devices that are subsidized by the carriers. I couldn’t get any more info, but you’ll be the first to know when I find more details.
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