Interview: Nokia’s Richard Kerris on Windows Phone 8, Verizon and so much more

If you think RIM and Nokia are in the same boat, you should probably leave now as the company has bold plans, an even bigger vision, and the know-how to get it done. Neowin had a chance to sit down with Nokia’s Richard Kerris, VP of Worldwide Developer Relations and he presented Nokia’s side of the argument and explains how the company is truly turning the corner with its technology and is working on innovative solutions to distance itself from the rest of the market.

For those who do not know Kerris, it’s highly recommended that you read his profile as he is not one to take a job simply because it was offered. After leaving several high-profile positions, including one with webOS, he did his diligence before signing up for his role at Nokia. His honesty about Nokia’s situation is fair but also paints that the company is not oblivious to what is happening around them.

The interview kicked-off with a bang as for those of us who have been on Verizon, our phone selections has been Nokia-less but that is all about to change. According to Kerris about this situation, he said, “it wont be long”, which is highly encouraging for those of use who want use the Nokia line of products but are not willing to switch carriers to make it happen; he gave no indication of timeline or what products may hit carriers outside of T-Mobile/AT&T.



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