I wrote some time ago about the Nokia 6 and how it contains multiple of the flaws Tomi listed as the reasons why Lumia was doomed. Few very specific points: Initial launch only in China, offered as exclusive deal in one online store, not through carrier subsidy.
Now The Verge has written an article that says Nokia 6 will be available in U.S. (and I quote):
“According to HMD, the Nokia 6 will only offer full support for 4G LTE for T-Mobile customers. AT&T will be partially supported, while Sprint and Verizon CDMA-based networks won’t work at all.
The Nokia 6 will be available exclusively through Amazon sometime in early July in matte black and silver; additional “tempered blue” and copper colors will be offered later in the summer.” 
During the Lumia line Tomi remembered to mock the deal with T-Mobile:
So did Elop get AT&T to launch the Lumia 800 instead? No. We now have T-Mobile, which is the smallest of the four big US carriers (half in size of AT&T) to launch the Lumia line.
–Tomi Ahonen, January 04, 2012 
And especially he remembered to point it out that Verizon was “refusing to sell Lumia”  and that Verizon is “the biggest carrier of the USA” .
This – if Nokia 6 was a Lumia – would be total red flag:
- Not available via a carrier store.
- Exclusive to one online store.
- Not available for Verizon network.
- Only partial support for AT&T.
This would be “absolute proof of the carrier-originated boycott due to Skype“, if Nokia 6 was a Lumia phone under Elop lead.
I’m eager to see how this turns out. So far Tomi has not seen any problem in the Lumia 6 launch, nor in the features. Instead Tomi ranked the Nokia/HMD phones as “Total Bullseye” that “Will Bring Nokia Brand Back into the Top 10 in Less than 2 Years” .