T-Mobile, Nokia tout 'something exciting' for next week

The two companies are widely expected to introduce a Windows Phone device, part of Nokia's latest effort to get back into the U.S. market.

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T-Mobile USA and Nokia have sent out invitations to an event that hypes up "something exciting in the works," likely the first Nokia Windows Phone to hit the United States.

The media event is scheduled for next Wednesday.

The event will likely mark Nokia's latest attempt to get back into the U.S. market. After years of languishing with phones on an aging operating system, Nokia is back with a bit more excitement around its Windows Phone-powered line of Lumia devices . While the phone has already launched elsewhere in the world, it has yet to find a home in the U.S.

T-Mobile, shut off from offering Apple's iPhone , struggling with regulators over a merger with AT&T and, as a result, in need of some positive buzz itself, is likely to take a chance on the Lumia.

Check back with CNET next week for the latest coverage.

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Roger Cheng is the executive editor in charge of breaking news for CNET News. Prior to this, he was on the telecommunications beat and wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal for nearly a decade. He's a devoted Trojan alum and Los Angeles Lakers fan.

 

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