No too long ago Verizon was not to keen on selling Windows Phones and it seemed doubtful that they even stock a Lumia device. Well now it seems their tune has changed on Windows Phone in a major way.
Not only will they sell Windows Phones it seems they will aggressively push the Windows Phone platform in general. According to Verizon’s CFO Fran Shammo:
“We created the Android platform from the beginning and it is an incredible platform today that we helped to create, and we are looking to do the same thing with a third ecosystem,”
The question is why the shift on the Windows Phone platform? According to reports the theories range from the fact the Lumia 900 is selling well, to the fact that iPhone subsidy (which is the highest in the industry) is killing their bottom line, to the fact that they just really want a third eco system.
What ever the reason is this is great news for Nokia and Microsoft to have the two major players in the carrier game actively pushing the Windows Phone platform. If Verizon can even do half of what it for Android for Windows Phone it will be a major player in the smartphone market.