Nokia has by all signs made a big comeback in the United States. The past few months have seen the manufacturer reach new heights of relevance than ever before, but there's still work to be done and with Windows Phone 8 fast approaching there's a lot of excitement surrounding the company's next moves.
Neowin had the opportunity to interview Richard Kerris, Nokia's VP of Worldwide Developer Relations. In their discussion, Kerris reveals that "it won't be long" before Verizon launches their own Lumia Windows Phones. We already know the carrier has a gentleman's agreement to offer Windows Phone 8 devices this Fall, but to hear it from a Nokia employee is a lot more reassuring. Also just to point something out, other sites have incorrectly reported that Kerris also said Sprint was ready to receive Lumia devices, when in fact we didn't see any mention of the carrier in Neowin's article. Just to let you know.
Moving on, Kerris also more than hints that the PureView camera technology would be adopted by a Windows Phone in their Lumia lineup "very soon". Then he spoke about the company's continued effort to appease their existing customer base by supporting Windows Phone 7.8 and implementing "other enhancements" for their current Lumia devices. Other tidbits include Nokia's massive patent portfolio which Kerris says brings in a little less than a billion dollars annually. Finally there's the research and development efforts of the company, which sound extremely impressive:
Nokia has a ton of investment in R&D and is turning concepts in to reality with bendable screens and a complete wrap around display so that when you want your device to be a camera, it looks like a camera. With bendable screens, you flex the display to zoom in or out, depending on the angle.
In addition, they are also working on making devices become aware of where they are. For example, when you walk in to your house after work, it hides all of your business emails and content or when a child picks of the device, it can detect the small hands and lock settings and email accounts.
For the full interview, hit up the source link below.
Via: The Verge