Sprint not likely to offer Windows Phone 8 model at launch24
With the last Windows Phone model picked up by Sprint, the HTC Arrive, being one of the most returned products in the history of the company, Sprint isn't exactly enamored with the platform right now. Still, Owens says that the carrier has higher expectations for Windows Phone 8 than it did for Windows Phone 7. While it says it will offer a token Windows Phone 8 model down the road for its customers, Sprint is not planning on offering a device powered by the next version of Microsoft's mobile OS immediately at launch. A lot of Sprint's focus is going to be on the new iteration of the Apple iPhone when it launches as early as next month. Sprint has made a big money bet on Apple's iconic smartphone which explains the focus on the device.
Sprint's Farid Adib says that RIM is not done with. Adib pointed out that Olympic Gold Medal sprinter Usain Bolt was talking about BlackBerry to a huge world-wide television audience after setting a new Olympic record in the 100 yard dash. If that sounds familiar, it's probably because we pointed out Mr. Bolt's comments to you last night.
With all of its time and money spread out among Android, the Apple iPhone and RIM, Sprint does not want to spread itself too thin by offering Windows Phone 8 models without the platform proving itself first.
source: AllthingsD, PhoneScoop