Windows Phone 8 coming soon, says Sprint

Windows Phone 8 coming soon, says Sprint
Sprint says that Windows Phone 8 will be coming to the carrier soon. Usually when you see that kind of news, it is coming from an anonymous insider who has knowledge of the mobile operator's plans. Not this time. Sprint has put up a support page for Windows Phone 8 titled "Learn more about Windows Phone 8," and immediately below it says, "Windows Phone 8 is coming soon!".

Sprint is the only one of the four major U.S. that hasn't embraced Windows Phone 8. Come to think of it, the nation's third largest carrier hasn't really supported Windows Phone at all, only offering 2011's HTC Arrive. An announcement could be made at next week's CES 2013 show in Las Vegas. If not then, there is always MWC in Barcelona the following month. Like Sprint, Verizon also had been cool to Windows Phone 7 but is currently offering the HTC Windows Phone 8X and the Nokia Lumia 822 and has plans to offer the Samsung ATIV Odyssey, all Windows Phone 8 models.

Any Sprint customers out there already thinking about grabbing a Windows Phone 8 model with your carrier's brand on it?

source: Sprint, TheVerge via Phonescoop

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19 Comments

1. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

too late already left, it was a good 11 yrs buuuuuut you're late!!!

5. aldridhl

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

Agreed. Not looking back.

7. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

You guys are nerds... I'm going to laugh at you. I know people who work for Sprint. It's going to be the most amazing Windows Phone 8 yet, blowing away the 920. Presumably, it will be a new Nokia device in itself. hah!

9. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Nope you haven't seen it. Too late Sprint, I left you and that was the best wireless choice I've ever made. You can keep your pathetic slow CDMA.

15. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Wont be much good though on there slow as molasses network until they improve it.

17. Imbatman

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

@TheRequiem. No one at sprint unless you are corporate knows anything about the phone(s) coming out for WP8 at sprint and I highly doubt anyone who says "You guys are nerds" is a friend of anyone that high in any company. I work for sprint and there is absolutely Nothing on this announcement yet besides the "Coming soon". Dont talk like you know anything just to sound cool while belittling others with nonsense and Wait for a official announcement or another leak from someone inside as i can almost bet there will be one in the coming months.

20. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

good for you that you know ppl whowork for Sprint. Here, Tampa,FL I've been to every Sprint store and they either dont know what WP is or they actually get upset when you ask when will the get WP after they continue steering you to android

11. Cynipap999

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Me three, not looking back. Especially with those nasty tiles, makes me want to throw up.

2. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Samsung AtivS?

3. THEJET88

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

most def im still rockin with my HTC Arrive I want a Lumia 920 tho. Hopefully Sprint brings the Lumia 920 & the Ativ S

4. shnibz

Posts: 509; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

I had an Arrive too THEJETT88.... nice phone!

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lumia 920 is once again exclusive to AT&T.

13. THEJET88

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

im saying maybe they can release a lumia 925 or something for sprint

8. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Hurry Sprint!! Im jealous of my wifes Lumia :-/

10. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Yay for those still holding onto sprint getting an excellent phone option, but I concur with others here that staying with sprint is foolish.

12. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Not foolish for all friend. I don't have wifi and use a lot if data. T-Mobile has unlimited data as well but their lack of coverage in the whole state is laughable. Sprint is the best fit, just lacking Windows Phone sucks.

16. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Crazy how everyone has diff experiences. Here in Vegas Sprint is the slowest! If you google it to overall Sprint is rated the slowest overall in data. Unlimited is nice but not if your looking at a buffering screen half the time.

18. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Im not saying Sprint is super fast here but we live in an area where T-Mobile doesn't really work and at&t has a lot of 2G towers still. Verizon is the other option but not a good one for my use.

19. threeline

Posts: 311; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

Sprint sucks, time to move on. Unlimited data to go along with unlimited buffering.

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