[Rumor] Sprint Introducing at Least Three Windows Phones in First Half of 2012
If Sprint’s smartphone lineup were a recipe, it would look something like this: heavy on the Android, a sprinkle of BlackBerry, a dash of iPhone, and a pinch of Windows Phone. However we’re hearing that the chefs at Sprint are planning on adding a little more Mango flavoring soon. Looking to diversify, the going word is that the Now Network is finally ready to show the folks from Redmond a little love.
If this pans out, Sprint customers can expect at least three Windows Phone devices during the first half of 2012. Looking at Sprint’s current position, this move definitely makes sense. Putting it mildly, Sprint’s present 4G setup is stuck in the mud. Windows Phone’s current 3G only strategy fits nicely with Sprint’s current situation.
This has the makings of a win-win situation, as Windows Phone would increase its stateside availability and Sprint’s catalog would see some needed growth. As far as device details are concerned, nothing clear has been mentioned. But looking at Windows Phone’s near-uniformed specifications and their current list of hardware manufacturers, Nokia, Samsung and HTC are our leading suspects. With CES on the horizon and a lonely HTC Arrive in our rear-view mirror, we’re saying bring on the Ballmer!