Don’t Expect Sprint to Push Windows Phone 8August 6, 2012 1 Comment
With Windows Phone 8 just around the corner, we know that AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon are on board with the new Windows Phone OS. Who isn’t? Sprint, the carrier that sold its soul to the iPhone and can’t get enough of Android.
Speaking to All Things D, Sprint VP David Owens talks down Windows Phone.
“The market impact of both Windows 8 and the next iPhone are also key factors that are a bit hard to predict, Owens said.
As for Windows 8, Sprint said it wants to be actively involved, but may not lead the charge. It sees some clear opportunities but is also mindful that its last Windows Phone, the HTC Arrive, was one of the more returned products in the company’s recent history. Owens said that many buyers of that phone were coming from Android and found Windows Phone’s unique operating system hard to get used to.”
Another quote from owens via Phonescoop shows us that Sprint may do with Windows Phone 8 what it did with WP7, wait and then launch one handset to just say they have it.
We think Windows Phone 8 is a solid product that they are bringing to market. We’re interested in watching it unfold over the course of the next year. And we won’t be watching from the sidelines. We’ll be participating. We may not lead it, but we’ll participate.”
For those of you in Sprint and dying to get your hands on the latest Windows Phone 8 handsets later this year, you will need to move away from Sprint.