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Nokia may finally give Verizon a high-end Lumia smartphone

Published Jan 25th, 2013 5:52PM EST
Nokia Laser Verizon Windows Phone

Strangely, Nokia (NOK) has yet to offer a top-line Windows Phone device on Verizon Wireless (VZ) even though it’s the largest carrier in the United States. The company’s high-end Lumia 920 smartphone is only available on AT&T (T), while Verizon have been stuck with the mid-range Lumia 822. This may be about to change, however. According to The Verge, Nokia is preparing a flagship device for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The handset, codenamed Laser, is said to feature similar specs to the Lumia 920 and will be heavily backed by Microsoft (MSFT).

The Lumia 920 is equipped with a 4.5-inch “PureMotion HD+” display, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and an 8-megapixel rear camera with PureView technology and a Carl Zeiss lens. The smartphone also includes 1GB of RAM, NFC, 32 GB of internal storage, 4G LTE, wireless charging capabilities and a 2,000 mAh battery.

The Laser will reportedly debut later this year alongside Nokia’s new Catwalk device.