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Verizon fully backs Windows Phone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 22 Apr 2012 3:47

Verizon fully backs Windows Phone

Speaking during his company's earnings call, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said the carrier is committed to the Windows Phone platform.
The CFO believes the company can help Windows Phone grow as a platform, in the same way it did with Android when it was in its infancy.

Verizon currently only offers one Windows Phone device right now, but they are planning to offer a plethora, soon.

Says Shammo: "We helped create the Android platform from the beginning and it is an incredible platform today, and we are looking to do the same thing with a third ecosystem." The CFO's comments hold weight since Verizon did not get the iPhone until last year and had already been moving away from BlackBerry, leaving Android as the system it pushed the hardest.

Verizon will likely do something similar with Windows Phone, although the situations are different. The carrier offers the market leaders, which consumers have grown comfortable with. Windows is still the "new kid," despite strong marketing from Microsoft.

What will be most interesting is if Google begins to create its own Google Android hardware, as rumored. The move is said to already be alienating hardware manufacturers despite not even being confirmed by Google.

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