Verizon is launching its next generation of phones in Europe and North America, with the first devices expected to be unveiled in the next few weeks.
The new devices, which are the company’s latest attempt at creating a market for the US and European markets, are designed to be more efficient and user-friendly, with a smaller footprint and thinner form factor, according to a statement on Verizon’s website.
Verizon is also working with a range of US carriers to bring its services to the US market.
In North America and Europe, Verizon is working on a range and features to make its products more user-centric, including a feature that can take pictures and videos with the help of the company´s Smart Hub, a camera that can be placed on the front of a smartphone.
A new device is also in the works that will be available to Verizon customers in the coming weeks, the company said.
“Verizon believes that the Internet of Things will be a disruptive force for the economy and society by allowing people to connect to each other more easily and seamlessly,” it said.
“The Verizon Cloud Platform will allow customers to connect their data and activities to cloud services without having to move to a separate device.
The company has also said that it plans to expand its range of smartphones in Europe, as well as its services in the United States, as it aims to “help businesses take full advantage of IoT”.
Verizon said it is working with the US carriers on “a range of services, devices and technologies”.
The statement comes a day after the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the merger of AT&T and Verizon to create the second-largest US wireless carrier in history, in a deal worth $85.5 billion.
The deal, which has yet to go through the US Senate, is expected to close by the end of the year.