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Sprint will get Windows Phone 8 smartphones by Samsung and HTC by this summer

0. phoneArena posted on 07 Jan 2013, 18:05

An announcement like this was bound to come sooner or later. After all, Sprint has already confirmed its intentions to carry Windows Phone 8 devices in 2013. That, however, is not going to happen until later this year. In fact, the carrier officially announced that it will start offering WP8-powered smartphones by this summer...

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posted on 07 Jan 2013, 18:24

1. skymitch89 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

And hopefully "by summer" the price of the Note 2 will have dropped some or the GS3 will be reduced to almost free.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 18:05

12. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

GS3 is ancient technology now...an it certainly won't be free, unless you sign a contract.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 18:28 5

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

I truly feel sorry for anyone who has Sprint and is waiting for WP8 models to be released. Bad move Sprint, bad move.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 18:29 10

3. zig8100 (Posts: 236; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)

Nokia too please!

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 18:48 1

4. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

My cousin and I have speculated that Microsoft will allow screen resolutions up to 768 x 1366 in the First Major windows 8 update that we also speculate will land in early April. While not ground breaking, it will allow for a 5 inch window's 8 device by HTC with a PPI of 313. That roughly translates into the equal screen PPI of the HTC One X which has 312.

Well wishful thinking......lol

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 20:24 3

5. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Okay, so Verizon wanted to wait on the WP8 release, and Sprint wants to wait until the 1st major WP8 update. Got it.

Why is it I feel that most of the Arrive owners, the Now Networks WP fanbase, will have moved to one of their competitors by then??

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 20:31 2

6. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

not sure what the issue is between Sprint and Nokia, but if WP8 wants to stand a chance on Sprint, Microsoft needs to step in between the two and have them make amends. Its been 7 years at least since Nokia has had a phone on Sprint, 7!

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 21:15 2

7. rsiders (Posts: 1092; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

Oh wow, by summer? That soon huh?lol Sprint is a joke.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 00:04

8. THEJET88 (Posts: 18; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)

whatever my update aint til june anyways. give me 7.8 for my arrive and wait patiently

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 01:31 1

9. GeekMovement (unregistered)

I won't be swayed to switch to windows 8 phone unless they add Nokia to their list.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 14:14

10. homersimpsons (Posts: 16; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)

As someone who was worked at "Spr***" for a while, I have witnessed first-hand the total lack of demand for Windows 7-based phones. Windows 6.x phones were issued frequently by Companies to their employees, but when the Windows Phone 7 OS/HTC Arrive was released, demand plummeted.
It is pure economics - Windows-based phones are not profitable because only a very small minority of people use them. However, for the few hundred of you out there who like the Windows 8 Mobile...enjoy!

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 14:57

11. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

There's a number of factors involving the failure of WP7

1) Sprint launched the device late in comparison to AT&T/T-mo
2) They only had 1 device choice
3) The HTC Arrive was one of the poorest speced initial WP7 devices.
4) It was a lazy phone design, it lacked the design caliber Win Mo 6 devices like the HTC Touch Pro 2 had.
5) WP7 itself was a flop, not uniquely a flop to Sprint.
6) Sprint was particularly stingy on pricing and promotions for the device, I dont think it had a single price drop until several months after its release.

That said, Sprint should have been more supportive of WP8. Its understandable their lukewarm response to WP7, but 8 has been doing better overall, and thus should have more excitement from the carriers.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 10:02

13. naptown2 (Posts: 70; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)

ita about time they got some windows phones coming im tired of ppl always coming up to me asking why we dont have any

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