Nokia hitting the U.S. with "Operation Rolling Thunder", set to begin at CES this January

News 15:12, Dec 15 2011

Nokia is planning to get back into the U.S. in a huge way in 2012

Chris Weber, head of Nokia North America, has said Nokia will be hitting the U.S. hard in 2012 with what they call “Operation Rolling Thunder”. The operation will be Nokia's first real attempt in years to re-enter the U.S. smartphone market on a grand scale.

Speaking with Bloomberg, Weber said that Nokia plans to release "a portfolio of devices in the U.S. across a range of price points, user experience and operators." Weber didn't go into any details about specific devices, but he did say that CES is going to be big for Nokia.

Some may feel that Nokia kicked off Operation Rolling Thunder rather weakly with the launch of the T-Mobile Lumia 710, but apparently that was just a small part. The rumor mill has it that the company's got some big smartphones in store for next year. Reports even surfaced recently indicating Nokia was testing an LTE Windows Phone for both Verizon Wireless and AT&T.

What else does Nokia have planned for 2012? That's still sort of up in the air, but thankfully we won't have to wait long to find out. CES 2012 begins January 10th and is just weeks away.

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