Verizon has admitted that WP7 is not a priority for them, probably due to the fact that the platform won’t be on any CMDA devices until next year. In an interview with CNET, Verizon #2 Lowell McAdam had this to say about Microsoft and Windows Phone 7:
What about Microsoft Windows Mobile 7 phones? Microsoft is launching new Windows Mobile 7 phones next week on AT&T’s network. Will Verizon offer some new Windows Mobile 7 devices on the LTE network?McAdam: I can’t really say which phones we’ll offer yet. We like our relationship with Microsoft. But clearly in the U.S. there are three major mobile operating systems: RIM, Google, and Apple.So you don’t view Microsoft as a major player in mobile anymore?McAdam: No not at the moment. Microsoft is not at the forefront of our mind.