Carrier support for Windows Phone 8 is strong
AT&T’s Glen Lurie, who gets to test out all new devices before they are offered to customers, said, “I’m bullish on Windows 8…it’s hard to bet against a tablet that does what your PC and desktop will do.” Sprint’s president of network operations, Steve Elfman agreed while noting that adaptation will need to be broad in order for Windows Phone 8 to be a viable competitor to the iPhone and Android devices.
Verizon already openly voiced their support for Windows Phone 8, confirming they had an agreement with Nokia and that the carrier would have more than one Windows Phone 8 device available. T-Mobile USA’s VP, Brad Duea, apparently at a loss for words said, “It’s exciting.”
The carriers are excited about Windows Phone 8 because of it appears the platform overall will actually be able to effectively compete in the market with Android and Apple’s iPhone. More than that, the carriers want a viable, large third platform in the game because such competition helps to keep costs contained. Think about how much money a carrier shells out to have an iPhone in stock now, then imagine what Apple’s prices would be if not for Google and its Android operating system.
It will be interesting to see how much marketing the carriers throw behind Windows Phone 8 when it debuts in the next several weeks. Of course, we cannot wait to get our hands on all the new devices lining up in the queue as well.
source: The Motley Fool
1. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
sounds cool.... now we have three top competitors.........things are goin to get intresting soon!
2. Pings (Posts: 289; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
WP8 reminds me of the Zune HD. Welcome to the dated 1996 UI in 2012. I don't like Metro UI or whatever what it's called these days. On a phone or PC. I will be sticking with my Android and Windows 7 thank you.
15. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
ME2, no root, still a prison OS, no kernels, no cpu overclock, no Flash, half-baked not a full OS yet, yet another 3 years to catch up with Android....!
19. wp8forever (unregistered)
your name says it all but anyways I will reply to you none sense comment, no root, lol who the hell root,flash,or overclock phones nerds like you that are here 24/7 cuz they cant get girls and did you just called the smoother and best look and modern os half-baked lol and that it needs 3 years to catch up lol wp8 is un top right now and you know it from the best phone lumia 920 to the best os u can put it down on paper and read around and open ur eyes of how many android users like myself will be using wp8 ,
21. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Aha you look and sound familiar? Let me guess, its you WP7FOREVER, that got banned, cause he got pissed of with PA and the users Fandroids.....!
22. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
its like buying a car, you have the option to modify it, like PCs, labtops, but you can't on Windows prison OS.....
38. wp8forever (unregistered)
I cant believe i just called u a nerd and u proved me right by remembering users name lol once i understand is is like buying a car but a ferrari the doenst need aftermarket pars from ebay lol or like and i7 alienware pc lol thats what wp8 is
23. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
if they are on top.......then why in the hell are there sales behind apple and android???
your fan base is growing but dont act like its better yet dude
only when you have won the race can you boast about the rewards that came with the victory....
in other words STFU until you are on top!
25. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Xperia-knight that was funny, nice reply....
28. Penny (Posts: 986; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Let me ask you something XPERIA-KNIGHT, did you think Android was better than iOS while iOS was still leading in sales?
33. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
i always thought android was better.....such a silly question.......
30. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
uff fool wp8 isnt out yet although its ratting is going on top specvise
24. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Your back now with no Avatar. i remember u.
26. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Wp8fevr i don't hate Wp8, i just kinda not like it... cause of restrictions, but then again its very smooth.
31. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
if u hate wp so much why dont u shutup and get lost from wp articles it seems u dont even have a phone at all so u come trolling everything...............
"Mr.forever alone potato"
34. Altair (Posts: 295; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
My motto is "don't feed trolls, especially android ones, since they mostly are teens who tryes to get some attention and drain others down to his/her level".
Your arguments are so pathetic, that I need to correct them. First wp8 is based on the same kernel than desktop pc are. Because of that, it is ALOT better than any other mobile os will be. At the end of the day, android is just a virtual machine system, and thats not effective with resource/core usage.
Android is based on an old icon "search & hit & use" system that has been used early -90. So much for innovative google. iOS and android are already dated retro stuff.
M$ computers has been overclocked in time where android was just an idea on copycats mind.
Everyone wise enough has been giving up with flash already as it is useless resource hog just like android. Its quite irony that thise guys never got that (obviously) , but now Adobe itself is ending support for it.
It has been android who has been catching others. Finally it always makes me smile, when I hear android trolls. All of you icon icon users are paying for M$, so they can R&D better and more modern OS.
So, there you go useless and empty troll, now you can go back to your dark closet
35. Pings (Posts: 289; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
WP7/8 is modern? Doesn't look like it to me. It will flop just as the Zune HD did. WPFanboys are the worst. They think they're relevant lol. WP8 will be borrowing much of its code base, including the kernel, from Windows 8. The so-called "Shared Windows Core" extends to the file system, security infrastructure, etc. The idea is to steam line an ecosystem of phone, tablet, and desktop. The thing is they are doing this to push Windows 8 on people. Windows 8 will be the biggest flop Microsoft will ever have. Saying WP8 is going to be a big hit is like saying the south is going to rise again. It just ain't going to happen.
42. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
atleast he is 100% correct on the part every android troll still pays to MS indirectly hahaha enough said for you to shutup and face palm.and looks and design is not what he is talking about its the architecture and backhand coding things you normal guys cannot understand at all espacially android ones
41. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
wel said u did made me realize why some of these andoid guys are so childish
29. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
yet i think u wear 1970's fashioned sun glasses :P
4. lumialove (Posts: 75; Member since: 16 May 2012)
WP (in particular Nokia)should be thankful to Apple for a bite.
6. e.wvu (unregistered)
Yea, Sprint seems to care more for Android and iPhone.
17. -box- (Posts: 3565; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
They spent too much money to invest in anything else
36. cdgoin (Posts: 355; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)
Actually, Sprint gave WP no love, not the other way around.
7. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
its not so much no love for Sprint; since sprint voiced ( in july) that they chose to not purchse any WP devices until Q2 of 2013.
3 of the 4 top carriers are opting for WP phones and sprints cash flow is tied up with the iPhone, LTE, and network vision commitments. theyre letting a base build and testing the water before the drop on a new line of phones
@e.wvu sprint is on the android board ( has a large stake) and has a 15 billion dollar contract, so yes for the time being sprints focus is android & iphones
9. papss (Posts: 3387; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
I really have a good feeling about windows so right now.
10. mas11 (Posts: 1014; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Go WP! We need more competition in a market dominated by 2 OS's
11. dirtywindow (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)
can't wait for my new 920!! yellow please! oh and apple sux. same 3 year old design. specs or not, when i look at old design, nothing else further will impress me! you have to pull me in visually before i get inside!!!! kinda of like a boring car design, who cares if it has the best leather and sweet stereo system! windows would be the latest ferrari, android every little asian gas sipper, and apple would be a box of shizit.
12. mhiharis (Posts: 14; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
first symbian Nokia N8, then iphone4, then into Samsung Galaxy Sii and next will b WP8.
Need a change........
14. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
once you use Android: "LINUX" you wouldn't want to use anything else, cause UBUNTU is there......!
18. -box- (Posts: 3565; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
I used Android on 4 devices (one a tablet), then switched to Windows Phone.
I haven't looked back.
Not saying Android is bad, just not MY preference.
32. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
why u like to force your choices on others get a life idiot and stop telling other how fool and dumb you are after you bought android you lost the brain
13. tigermcm (Posts: 607; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
Too bad Sprint is going to be VERY late to the game. I'm leaving for Tmo
16. CardiWPfan (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
Its about time the carrier's carried there weight for Windows Phone going forward!! I am really excited about this because I feel alot of people fail to see the benefits that come with a leveled playing field of competition!! I really see the market share of Windows phone going through the roof March 2013!! March 2013 is when Nokia will reveal a Pureview Camera phone that will shut up its rivals!!
20. -box- (Posts: 3565; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
March? They're already doing that in November (supposedly)
37. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
-box- that one will have a bigger sensor and maybe a bigger screen and 64 GB of internal storage, micro SD support, 2GB of RAM and a Snapdragon S4 pro 1,7 GHZ ( only rumors), if a phone like this is going to be unveiled would be the end of the Galaxy S3.
39. 7thspaceman (Posts: 897; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I am a Windows 8 smart phone fan it is good that the smart phone carriers who have been testing Windows phone 8 are bullish about it but will the General public want to buy Windows smart phones? Microsoft and it's OEM's have really got to make some damn good advertisement efforts to give smart phone customers especially new smart customers information about Windows 8 smart phones. I did not like the last Windows smart phone commercials they did not tell enough about the Windows smart phone features, when, and where you could buy them. it is important that People are told Windows phone 8 has a brand new Operating system with good features and is in smart phones that have the latest electronic available to smart phones today.
40. ahhxd717 (Posts: 300; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
This is great. I'm super excited to see what WP8 can do. I'm really tired of seeing people say "omg its still a half baked os blah blah" and "its gonna flop because sales blah blah blah you can't root, etc." Personally, although I have rooted my phones in the past, I've only done it so I can make my phone as smooth and operational as possible. When I had WP7, I never had that urge, ever. And now I don't with JB on my Nexus. All these Androd "fanboys'" have probably never used WP, and it's honestly the most innovative stance on a IU i've seen. Much more dynamic and different than anything else, yet it's "retro" according to some. Wtf? How the hell does that make any sense? People on here are sometimes ridiculously annoying. Anyway, I'm looking forward to my first WP8 handset.
43. 7thspaceman (Posts: 897; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Folks someone made a remark that windows 8 is a half baked OS. wowo what a dumd statement that is. Windows 8 is based on the Windows "NT" operating system Kernel which is Over 12 years old..It is a more Powerful operating system than Android or IOS which were not around 12 years ago. Windows NT is well known to many People in the Apps developer community. Microsoft and IBM worked on the early version of it years ago. Microsoft made some changes to that version and broke away from IBM to create Windows "NT" I think the reason why "Verizon " like's Windows Phone 8 in better light than windows phone 7 is because they know of Windows NT having used it on laptops and desktops and servers for years. Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista and Windows 7 Desktop/Laptop OS are based on Windows "NT"
44. djm63401 (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)
The specs r amazing I'm very interested HTC comming out with three models I m android man but this has got my attention 17ours talk time 1280 hd cammera looks unreal in low lighting I'm intrested