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More Verizon Windows Phone rumors: training begins, launching May 12th?

File this all under unconfirmed/you've heard this all before/we like to torture thee:

From the above Tweet, word has it Verizon employees are starting to receive training on Windows Phone 7--which makes sense as their next step with their forums being cleaned out and the Best Buy listing. So we wouldn't be surprised if we start hearing a bit more about such events over the next few days...

The other thing is we're hearing about a May 12th date. Once again, we've had many, many dates in the past and we really have nothing to show you that this is real this time, but if you believe the stars are aligning for a launch, Thursday May 12th may be your day. Or it might not.

You may now all remount your tin-foil hats. Thanks, @ThePhilFletcher and anonymous, for the info

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More Verizon Windows Phone rumors: training begins, launching May 12th?

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Lets see if it finally happens this time, Verizon has been so piss **** slow about this. They're happy enough drinking the droid and iPhone coolaid now it seems.

Sadly same with Sprint. At least with Android anyways. I am definately going to AT&T when my contract is up. Tired of waiting.

I have a wp7 phone with Sprint. There is only one cdma wp7 phone. For that we blame the phone manufacturers right?

1 hour training doesnt sound like its enough to be familiar with the platform and be able to show it to best effect.

Do other carriers offer more for WP7 or other platforms? I'm under the impression 1-hour is pretty standard and haven't heard anyone doing more.

Dont know but 1 hour seems a short time to get really indepth with the OS. Maybe I just expect more but I imagine it would take a bit more time for someone to get really comfortable with a new OS to be able to present it properly to customers.

Probably not, but as long as they know where to find the box on the shelf the WP7 Legion will take care of the rest. You don't really believe that more than 1 in 100 VZ employees (probably closer to 1/1000) will encourage a customer to buy a WP phone, do you? That should all change by mid-2012 but for now, simply offering the phone will be enough.

The date on the Microsoft employee pre order offer hasn't changed from May 5th, so it looks like the stars ARE indeed aligning. Faint, barely visible stars - but i'll take it at this point.

OH YES YES YES....my hopes are in the CLOUDSSSZZZ!!! SkyDrive! Azure! cloudssss...Got no choice but to wait... my company provides the phone and pays for it... and they are only on VZW.HATE VZW for this DELAY!

that would work so perfectly for me if it's true! i get paid on the 10th, and then my stupid iphone goes on CL on the 16th if it turns out to be accurate.if i am let down again though, there will be murders.

Hopefully they announce pre-order next week if it's releasing May 12th. And hopefully they promote it a bit instead of letting it pass like a **** in the wind. Buy a WP7 and get some free stuff! =)*Edit* Really? I can't say f@rt? Lol

-sigh-tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock...I WANT MY PHONE!!! Sorry couldn't help myself. =)

Can we just stop covering every trickle of WP7 on Verizon info? I can't help but feeling that this is just the boy who cried wolf over and over and over. How about someone posts when it's actually available at a store rather than "soon, maybe. very soon, maybe."

i'd rather have any info that is found because as a verizon customer, any glimmer of hope i can latch on to is important to me.and i mean that with no sarcasm intended.c'mon next week announcement!

Verizon initially said that they didn't need WP7 because they felt BlackBerry was their 3rd platform. Well I bet Verizon's tune is changing now as they see BlackBerry sales cratering and nothing on the horizon to change the current trend.

For those wondering why it's taken Big Red so long to release their Windows Phone 7, Consider the problems they are having with all their 4GLTE phones, they are probably nervous about releasing this phone as well.

Said it before so i am forced to say it again....my wife and i are ready to give Verizon $400 for two new WP7 phones the day this bad boy hits the shelves....Come on Verizon BRING IT !!!!Trading in a flashed to death Imagio and a tired Ozone.

This seems to be legit, I talked to my friend who is a manager at vzw, training has indeed been pushed out to employees a d the phone is essentially around the corner!He's going to let me know about a specific date when he knows, next week or the week after look quite promising though! XD