Last week, we got an update on Sprint’s plans to finally add Windows Phone 8 devices to its lineup, learning that the carrier had its eyes on a pair of phones with the intent on offering them this summer. While that news was nice to hear it kept us wondering: just which devices were we talking about? It’s still not official, but a rumor attempting to ID this pair has just arrived, naming them as Samsung’s ATIV S and the HTC device codenamed Tiara.
That’s an interesting selection, and has us just a bit upset with Sprint’s earlier assurances that its first WP8 models would be “current” and not “six-month-old hardware.”
Granted, Tiara fits that bill nicely, and though details on the mid-range model leaked out back in February, the phone has yet to formally surface. The ATIV S, on the other hand, is positively ancient as WP8 models go, and while it hasn’t seen very strong commercial availability so far, it was the very first WP8 model officially announced, all the way back at the IFA last summer.
We suppose we can give Sprint a pass since the ATIV S is a pretty boss phone, but it would have been nice to see two all-new models.
Source: The Verge