Verizon Wireless will reportedly offer a new Nokia smartphone on the upcoming Windows Phone 8 platform later this year. Bloomberg reports that the nation’s largest carrier is making a move towards the operating system in an attempt “to lessen its dependence on Apple’s iPhone and devices running Google’s Android software.” Verizon released its first and only Windows Phone, the HTC Trophy, in May 2011 but the device failed to win over consumers. The company’s chief financial officer, Fran Shammo, previously revealed that the carrier was planning to make a big Windows Phone push ahead of the holiday season. Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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