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Sprint (Sort of) Updates Windows Phone 8 Plans

Last week we posted a gallery of the Windows Phone 8 devices coming to the major U.S. carriers and noted that Sprint was alone among the Big Four without a device.

Well, that hasn't changed, but there is one very minor update. At the time, the latest was that Sprint had said it was working with Microsoft on delivering a Windows Phone 8 device, but had no details to share on launch dates or manufacturers.

This week, PC Mag hounded a new e-mail statement out of a Sprint spokesperson: "Sprint and Microsoft are partnering to bring Windows Phone 8 to Sprint's customers -- operating on its 4G LTE network -- next year."

The other three major carriers -- AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless -- are each rolling out the 8X by HTC and one or more Nokia phones this month. Verizon is also working with Samsung on a mysterious phone called the ATIV Odyssey, which is supposed to be available in December.

Posted by Scott Bekker on November 15, 2012


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