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Sprint holds off on offering Windows Phone 8 devices, will wait until 2013

Sprint aren't sure on Windows Phone 8 just yet, will not offer WP8-based phones until next year

By Anthony Garreffa from Nov 14, 2012 @ 5:33 CST

Windows Phone 8 is here, but it hasn't made that much of a wave in the market yet, and now Sprint are looking to not even bother selling any Windows Phone 8-based devices this year at all. Sprint are reportedly waiting it out, until next year, to see how Microsoft's latest mobile OS is received.

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TechCrunch have reported that the US carrier is waiting to see if Windows Phone 8 is worth the investment, but haven't released an official statement just yet. They could be delaying it for their $20 billion acquisition by Softbank, and don't have the time or money to invest in a yet unproven platform, especially with iOS and Android are already so strong.

Windows Phone 7 wasn't received that well compared to the mobile OS competition found in Google and Apple's offerings, so Sprint are probably just playing a waiting game. I don't blame them, and I would be doing the same thing. If there was an absolutely killer Windows Phone 8-based smartphone, like the iPhone was when it came out - then that would be different. As good as the Nokia Lumia 920 is, it's not the absolute be all and end all of smartphones.

NEWS SOURCES:Bgr.com


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