Back in late 2012, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop hinted that his company will announce the an exclusive high-end Nokia Lumia Windows Phone model for Verizon Wireless, and they have also planned a lot of exciting things with Verizon. The Verge recently reported that a new Lumia model coming soon to Verizon, and a couple of days ago some reliable sources brought us some new rumors about the next Nokia Lumia phones to launch with high-end specs – an aluminum-clad Lumia phone, codenamed EOS for AT&T and another phone codenamed OIS aka Catwalk for a slimmer fit.
Yesterday, a new report from The Verge suggests that the Finnish mobile maker is working on a Nokia phone codenamed “Laser”, which is scheduled to hit Verizon Wireless later this year. Nokia Laser is expected to be the Verizon variant of the hugely popular Lumia 920 handset with PureView Phase 2 camera. The source also says that Verizon will introduce it as a flagship product, and Microsoft will be throwing all of its weight behind the Laser by investing some cash to promote it. However, the source has failed to mention about hardware specs details of the Laser. So far, AT&T is the only carrier in the U.S., that is currently carrying the Lumia 920 handset. We are sure the rumored Nokia Laser will diminish the frustration that’s felt many some Nokia fans that are on Verizon.
On the other side, Nokia EOS is expected to sport aluminum design with square edges in a polycarbonate body, and it could use PureView and pixel-binning sensor, found in Nokia 808 Symbian handset. The rumored Nokia Catwalk is also said to be featuring aluminum-clad and comes with PureView Phase 2 + optical image stabilization. Unfortunately, the Nokia Laser won’t have aluminum dressing, and the manufacturer is planning to stick with more traditional construction for it. We’ll have to see how Laser differs from the original Lumia 920.
For now, there’s no word on just when we could expect Nokia Laser phone to arrive into the Verizon stores.
Source: The Verge