Sprint Starts Laying Out Timetable For Its First Windows Phone 8 Hardware


Last night we heard from Sprint that it would “soon” be offering Windows Phone 8 smartphones, but just when, exactly, and which models? The picture isn’t quite 100% complete, but this afternoon Sprint filled-in a couple more blanks, giving us a better idea than ever of its WP8 plans.

The bad news is that Sprint doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to start offering Windows Phone 8 devices, and its first won’t arrive until sometime this summer.

As for just which phones the carrier has its eye on, it neglected to name any specific models, nor explain if we’re talking about all-new devices, or just Sprint versions of WP8 phones we’ve seen elsewhere. Still, we’re not walking away totally empty-handed, and the carrier has gone ahead and confirmed that it will have phones from both HTC and Samsung.

Both models, whatever they end up being, will support Sprint’s LTE network. The carrier promises that more details will be forthcoming as we get closer to summer.

Source: Sprint

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!