Verizon: No Windows Phones unless it supports LTE

Waiting for Verizon to finally offer a Mango handset this year ? Don’t waist your time because the company’s chief market officer, Marni Walden, has officially stated that the carrier won’t push Microsoft’s mobile OS unless the devices support LTE (the HTC Trophy is still on sale though).

“We’ve communicated to Microsoft that LTE is critical to us,” she said. “We need to see a timeline that makes sense if we want to continue to represent them.”

It doesn’t get lamer than that, right? The latest rumor is that Nokia is preparing an LTE version of the Lumia 800 for AT&T so it’s safe to assume that this one would also be carried by Verizon too but then again this is nothing more than a rumor. Keep in mind that to support LTE a 2nd generation Windows Phone 7 device will have to feature a Qualcomm MDM9600 multi-modem alongside it’s MSM8655 SoC.

source: CNET

  • Anonymous

    Considering the recent outage at Verizon……maybe they should turn down the “critcal” a notch or two.

  • Jibberish18

    I’d like to see Verizon say something like this to Apple who will promptly tell them to “Shove It”. I’m going to guess that Microsoft will not be too excited about building an LTE phone for now for the same reason they require a 1 Core CPU in their phones and why Steve Jobs wasn’t thrilled about making the iPhone 4S LTE compatible; battery life.