Rogers has always followed the footsteps of AT&T Inc.(NYSE:T). at least, it is always true for Nokia Corporation (ADR)(NYSE:NOK) Lumia 920. Rogers has confirmed that is will have an exclusive on the Windows Phone 8 flagship in Canada, apparently because AT&T has a hold on the device in the US market.
There is no information on pricing and colors as of now, but the Canuck model will have the same LTE support and it is not hard to imagine Rogers gravitating towards its signature color, Red. Other Canadian carriers have not chipped in about the Lumia 820. If history is to indicate anything, we would anticipate the less expensive part of Nokia’s lineup playing it the Telus’ way.
In another news, Nokia is believed to be seeing a senior product marketing executive leaving the firm a day after AT&T declared it would start carrying Lumia 920 in November.
Reuters has reported that Vice President of product marketing, Ilari Nurmi, who is also the person in charge of Nokia’s smartphone strategy, has confirmed that he would be leaving the firm.
Numi was there at the launch of the Lumia 920, even though it attracted some criticism for the lack of details such as availability and pricing.
Nokia shares were up 1.52% to $2.68, while for the week were up over 4.50%.