Verizon says it is ready to sell Windows Phone 7 devices as soon as Microsoft is ready
0. phoneArena 14 Nov 2010, 19:56 posted on
With only one CDMA phone powered by Windows Phone 7, Sprint's HTC 7 Pro, Verizon customers so far have been shut out of the experience of using Microsoft's new mobile OS; don't blame the carrier though, Verizon says it is ready to offer Windows Phone 7 models as soon as Microsoft is ready...
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1. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 875; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
I wish they would just come out with them already... cut the crap and deal out the phones.
2. Alvin Ashcraft (unregistered)
How are they waiting on MSFT for phones? Isn't that up to the hardware manufacturers? Clearly, the wp7 OS is capable of running on a CDMA device (or will be shortly) if they're allowing pre-orders of a Sprint device.
It sounds like Big Red is feeling the heat for being late to the party with the cool new handsets (as usual). I think VZW is just taking their time trying to figure out how much proprietary crap-ware they can load on the new OS.
3. WP7Fan (unregistered)
Actually its been stated by Microsoft that the first target for a smooth transition in selling/testing the potential of the OS would be GSM networks. Greg Sullivan, senior product manager at Microsoft, said that Microsoft purposely targeted GSM-based systems first because they are available in more markets around the world than is CDMA.
Also even HTC the providers of the first CDMA WP7 phone showcased the device but the device "wouldnt/couldnt" be turned on. Clearly this was done cause the OS either had a problem and/or HTC had made an agreement with microsoft to no show the OS running on a CDMA device at the event or even maybe till 2011.
That said it seems that Verizon and Sprint are now on board as the both seem to have a device heading in as scheduled so this article is correct in stating its not the carriers fault. Its a combination of the OS maker(microsoft) and OEM's making the agreement to start launch with CDMA.