Sprint Says LTE-Equipped Windows Phones Are Coming, but Not Until Next Year
Sprint confirmed on Tuesday that in 2013 it will have new Windows Phone models capable of working on its LTE network.
“Sprint and Microsoft are partnering to bring Windows Phone 8 to Sprint’s customers — operating on its 4G LTE network — next year,” the No. 3 carrier said in a statement, without offering further details.
AT&T and T-Mobile have been pretty big backers of Windows Phone, while Sprint and Verizon have taken a back seat. The initial Windows Phone 7 devices didn’t run on their CDMA networks and even when there were models available, neither carrier put much behind the products.
With Windows Phone 8, Verizon is putting a stronger effort into Microsoft’s phone operating system, offering devices from HTC and Nokia, among others.