Posted by: Kevin Everett in Operator News, Windows Phone 8, tags: sprint, Windows Phone 8
We reported a little while back that Sprint after months of fence sitting was finally going to get on board with all the other major US carriers and start to offer Windows Phone 8 devices this summer. They stated they would stock two of them but didn't announce what those two devices would be. Now the Verge has found out that those devices will be the Samsung Ativ S and the yet unannounced HTC "Tiara" handset.
While the specs are widely known on the Samsung Ativ S we only have rumored specs for the HTC Tiara. This device is expected to have a 1.2Ghz Dual Core processor, 4.3 inch display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory and a 8mp camera on the back. If the rumored specs are true this would be a solid mid-range Windows Phone 8 device.
While this may keep some WinFans happy with Sprint I think Sprint really missed the mark here by not bringing in a Nokia device of some sort. Nokia is the first to have a lot of apps for Windows Phone and a variant of the Nokia Lumia 720 I believe would have not just kept existing customers with Sprint but perhaps drawn new ones in as well.