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Nokia Windows Phones coming to Verizon, Lumia PureView camera 'very soon'

Nokia Windows Phones coming to Verizon, Lumia PureView camera 'very soon'


According to Nokia's Richard Kerris, the company's Lumia Windows Phones will get the PureView camera and Verizon models.

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Nokia makes what many consider the flagship Windows Phones but in the United States the Lumia lineup can only be found on AT&T and T-Mobile. Speaking with Neowin, Nokia's vice president of worldwide developer relations, Richard Kerris, said that it "won't be long" before the company's Windows Phones make their way to Verizon, a move that would fill a giant gap in the company's American presence.

Additionally, Kerris mentioned that company's PureView camera was coming to the Lumia line "very soon," echoing what Nokia's Chris Webber said last month. Introduced with the 808 PureView, the 41-megapixel camera sensor proved to be the best on the market, but was unfortunately tied to outdated hardware and the Symbian operating system. A wild concept of a Lumia PureView surfaced earlier this year, although it was quite possibly just a fan render. Kerris didn't mention which Lumia phones will get the added benefit of a PureView camera, but it would be a nice feature to see as part of the company's upcoming Windows Phone 8 devices.

Update: An earlier version of this post mistakenly mentioned Sprint, we've removed the references.