Rumor suggest Verizon to delay or cancel Windows Phone 8 roll out
The uphill battle for Windows Phone surely isn’t getting any easier. This time around, the speed bump comes in the form of Verizon. According to the rumor, Verizon requires all devices to meet a certain “remote device management” standard, which, supposedly, Windows Phone devices do not comply. As I understand it, these remote device management services include things like network settings updates and potentially device wiping.
Interestingly enough, Verizon already has a Windows Phone device, did these standards come about yesterday? Also interesting, I’d bet money the brand new iPhone 5 does not completely comply either. Sources say Microsoft is working hard to get this resolve or offer solutions, but Verizon is close to calling the whole thing off.
If it’s something that can benefit the user, then I hope Microsoft-Verizon can work things out. But if it’s simply a control thing then I hope Microsoft sticks to their guns and maintains the integrity of the platform.
Including Verizon, how many Carriers have this issue, including Carriers in China? 1? I thought so.