Sprint Set to Launch LTE WP8 Devices in 2013

| November 13, 2012 | 3 Replies

As of now 3 of the 4 major carriers in the US have gotten a piece of the WP8 action, with Verizon being the latest to join the party by carrying the Lumia 822 (and an HTC device). The only carrier left out so far has been Sprint who haven’t been involved in the WP game since Nokia joined (they launched one of the original HTC devices that no one seems to remember).

But with WP8 gaining some traction and most importantly some attention, Sprint seems to be ready to get back in the game emailing the following statement:

“Sprint and Microsoft are partnering to bring Windows Phone 8 to Sprint’s customers – operating on its 4G LTE network – next year,

Hopefully Nokia are already in talks with Sprint to get them on board the Lumia train (was honestly surprised they didn’t pick up the yellow 920 as an exclusive).

If I may speculate MWC is set for Q1 2013 so we’ll almost definitely see some new devices there, one of which will hopefully be destined to Sprint.

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Category: Lumia, Nokia, Windows Phone

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  • viktor von d

    I think at mwc 2013 we will get 808 successor, lumia 710 follow up,lumia 610 follow up. At least 2 of these devices. Maybe they will delay the pureview one for a later date and make a special launch just for it, as it is pretty important now. Maybe even a tablet.By the way weren’t there some rumours some time ago they are interested in having a device similar to the galaxy note?

    • Toni

      I’d guess that CES or MWC will see the launch of Nokia’s 7 inch tablet.

  • Just Visiting

    Good news for those on Sprint who are unwilling to move to other carriers to obtain a WP8 device. Given the disparaging attitude that Sprint has displayed towards WP in general, I really don’t see them supporting the platform any more so than they have with their current and only(and very old device) the HTC Arrive – the updates will be slow to come, and the sales staff will relegate the device(s) to a dusty corner in the back of the store.