Sprint will start selling Windows Phone 8 devices in 2013

Sprint will start selling Windows Phone 8 devices in 2013
Sprint is the only one of the big four U.S. carriers that does not offer a single Windows Phone 8 device, but this will change in 2013.

"Sprint and Microsoft are partnering to bring Windows Phone 8 to Sprint's customers - operating on its 4G LTE network - next year," Sprint said.

Sprint actually did offer Windows Phone devices, but in their earlier form, when running Windows Phone 7. The nation's third-largest operator offered the HTC Arrive, but it had mediocre sales, according to Sprint's consumer acquisition director David Owen.

Owen was then optimistic about Windows Phone 8, but not to the point to speed up things and get WP8 devices on Sprint in time for the Holiday season. And it's not that huge of a surprise given that probably the hottest WP8 smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 920, is an AT&T exclusive for 6 months anyway. AT&T also seems to be the preferred partner of Microsoft and Nokia, even though the carrier is known for selling the most iPhones.

Currently, Sprint offers the LG Optimus G and Galaxy Note II, and also the latest iPhone 5. It has also added the iPad to its lineup, so it definitely looks well covered for the Holidays.

source: PC Mag

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