Verizon CFO: We are fully supportive of Microsoft, there is a need for a third mobile ecosystem

Usually we don’t get to talk much about Verizon on this site, but lately they’ve been in the headlines more than usual. Last week they updated the HTC Trophy to build 8107, updated the My Verizon app, and now their CFO is making comments about Microsoft.

CFO Fran Shammo said they are “fully supportive” of Microsoft, and he went on to talk about the need for a third mobile ecosystem. He also made this promising statement:

“We created the Android platform from beginning and it is an incredible platform today that we helped to create, and we are looking to do the same thing with a third ecosystem.”

We all know how Verizon helped Android get off to a good start with the DROID. It seems AT&T is trying to do something similar right now with the Lumia 900, but if Verizon got in the game that would be huge. These are very positive statements from Verizon. Hopefully they mean a Nokia device is in the pipeline. Verizon had a good relationship with the Finnish handset maker back in the flip phone era. A rekindled friendship would be good for everyone.

[via CNET]

Thanks sbonis!


  • Good to hear! Now, let’s see them back up that statement by getting some cool new WP devices.

  • AJA0

    I hope they (attempt to) do so, competition is good, it makes competitors improve.