AT&T and Nokia working on completing details of Lumia deal for USA
Bloomberg reports that AT&T and Nokia are in the process of completing their negotiations to bring Nokiaâ€™s new Windows Phones to the carrier.
The carrier is working on completing the details of the agreement, Glenn Lurie, head of Dallas-based AT&Tâ€™s tablets unit, said today.
The handsets are not expected to arrive imminently however.
â€œWe look at every promotional period separately and decide what weâ€™re going to spend our dollars on and what weâ€™re going to put our efforts in,â€ Lurie said in an interview during a conference organized by Morgan Stanley in Barcelona. â€œBut nothing to announce there on that yet.â€
At the same conference Stephen Elop said Nokia was planning to bring a portfolio of Windows Phone 7 handsets to multiple carriers in USA early next year.
A sticking point may be the amount of promotion AT&T will be asked to provide for Nokia handsets. While Nokia has demanded equal billing with the iPhone in UK and France, the company has much less brand cachet in USA.