Carrier support for Windows Phone 8 is strong

Carrier support for Windows Phone 8 is strong
It is not just sympathetic support for Nokia, US carriers are voicing excitement over the upcoming Microsoft Windows Phone 8 release. At a Mobile Future Forward conference in Seattle, The Motley Fool reports that carrier executives were “falling over themselves” to express support for the new generation of Windows Phone.

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

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44 Comments

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

sounds cool.... now we have three top competitors.........things are goin to get intresting soon!

2. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 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. http://www.nobodygoeshere.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/aol-1996-windows-8-2012.jpg

15. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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 unregistered

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

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Xperia-knight that was funny, nice reply....

28. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 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 unregistered

i always thought android was better.....such a silly question.......

30. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

uff fool wp8 isnt out yet although its ratting is going on top specvise

24. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Your back now with no Avatar. i remember u. wpforever.

26. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 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: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 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: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

wel said u did made me realize why some of these andoid guys are so childish

29. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

yet i think u wear 1970's fashioned sun glasses :P

3. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Go Android and WP!

4. lumialove

Posts: 75; Member since: May 16, 2012

WP (in particular Nokia)should be thankful to Apple for a bite.

5. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

to bad no love for sprint

6. e.wvu unregistered

Yea, Sprint seems to care more for Android and iPhone.

17. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

They spent too much money to invest in anything else

36. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Actually, Sprint gave WP no love, not the other way around.

7. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 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

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

good news

9. papss unregistered

I really have a good feeling about windows so right now.

10. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Go WP! We need more competition in a market dominated by 2 OS's

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