Sprint kicked-off 2012 with some very public complaints about Windows Phone 7, revealing a seriously lack of enthusiasm from the carrier. As the year went on, we wondered what that attitude might mean for the launch of Windows Phone 8, and sure enough, we’ve since seen Sprint pass on the first wave of WP8 handsets. While that was no fun for Microsoft fans tied to Sprint’s service, it did make a degree of sense, letting the carrier gauge the public reaction to the new platform before committing any resources to it. We guess Sprint liked what it saw, as the carrier is now confirming its intent to offer Windows Phone 8 model in 2013.
For the moment, we don’t have much detail as to exactly when Sprint might offer WP8 gear, nor do we know if it already has its eye on any particular models. Based on when the carrier actually gets around to selling WP8 handsets, we might already be getting ready to see some second-generation WP8 models arrive. The one thing you can bet on is that whatever this new hardware is, it will support Sprint’s LTE network.
Could 2013 be too little, too late for Windows Phone fans? Have you already moved on to another carrier, rather than waiting around for Sprint to get its act together?