|[January 07, 2013]
Sprint Selects Samsung and HTC for Windows Phone 8 Launch with Truly Unlimited Sprint 4G LTE
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Sprint (News - Alert) (NYSE:S) today joined with Microsoft to announce the upcoming
availability of Windows Phone 8 smartphones on the Sprint nationwide
network. Sprint will bring two initial handsets to customers by summer -
one each from Samsung and HTC.
Sprint is the only national carrier with Truly Unlimited? 4G LTE (News - Alert) data,
text and calling to any mobile with no metering, no throttling, and no
overages. Sprint will bring the unlimited data experience to Windows
Phone 8 with Sprint's Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM
including unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in
America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $79.99 per month.
This is a savings of $20 per month versus Verizon's comparable plan with
unlimited talk, text and 2GB Web (excludes taxes and surcharges).
"Sprint has had a strong relationship with Microsoft for many years so
we are excited to reinforce our commitment to the Windows 8 platform by
sharing the details and timing for our first Windows Phone 8
smartphones," said Fared Adib, Sprint senior vice president, product
development and operations. "These smartphones combine a robust new
operating platform with the benefit of Sprint's unlimited data plans.
There is no doubt these phones will quickly become an extension of your
PC experience right in the palm of your hand."
Both the Samsung (News - Alert) and HTC smartphones will offer Sprint 3G and 4G LTE and
impressive lists of features including dual cameras enabling video chat,
dual-core processors for enhanced internal speed between applications
and support for expandable external memory. Additional device details,
including pricing, will be shared closer to their availability dates.
Windows Phone 8 offers a truly personal phone experience, connecting
Sprint customers to the people and information that matters most to
them. With a similar look and feel, the same technology core, and the
same built-in SkyDrive cloud service, Windows Phone 8 is built to work
seamlessly with Windows 8 PCs, Microsoft Surface devices and the Xbox
"We're looking forward to bringing two new Windows Phone 8 devices by
Samsung and HTC to market with Sprint this summer, adding to our strong
Windows Phone 8 portfolio," said Terry Myerson, Corporate Vice President
of the Windows Phone Division. "These devices, coupled with Sprint's
unlimited 4G LTE data experience, will make it easy for Windows Phone 8
customers to have the most personal smartphone experience possible,
wherever they are."
Sprint introduced its all-new 4G
LTE network in July 2012 and now offers service in 49
marketsi. Sprint has announced nearly 150 markets that
will see an official LTE launch in the coming months. For the most
up-to-date details on Sprint's 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, please
For detailed 4G LTE maps, providing coverage information right down to
the address, please visit www.sprint.com/coverage.
Customers are encouraged to check back often, as the maps will be
updated when coverage in these markets is enhanced.
For more information, visit www.sprint.com/windows8.
About Sprint Nextel (News - Alert)
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline
communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers,
businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served nearly 56 million
customers at the end of the third quarter of 2012 and is widely
recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative
technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national
carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data
services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile (News - Alert) USA, Boost
Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international
push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American
Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national
carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47
industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint
No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the
nation's greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications
company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com
About Microsoft Corporation
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in
software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize
their full potential.
Samsung is a registered trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 4G
LTE when used in connection with Samsung devices refers to the fact that
the devices are capable of operating on Sprint's 4G LTE network.
i Anderson, Ind.; Atlanta; Athens, Ga.; Baltimore;
Barnstable/Hyannis/Mid-Cape, Mass.; Calhoun, Ga.; Carrollton, Ga.;
Chicago/Naperville/Joliet, Ill.; Clark County, Va./Jefferson County,
W.Va.; Columbus, Ind.; Dallas; Franklin County, Pa.; Fort Worth, Texas;
Gainesville, Ga.; Gary, Ind.; Granbury/Hood County, Texas; Hagerstown,
Md./Martinsburg, W.Va.; Harrisburg/Carlisle/Hershey, Pa.; Harrisonburg,
Va.; Houston, Texas; Huntsville, Texas; Hutchinson, Kan.;
Indianapolis/Carmel, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan./Mo.;
Kankakee/Bradley/Bourbonnais, Ill.; Lawrence, Kan.; Manhattan/Junction
City, Kan.; McPherson, Kan.; Muncie, Ind.; Newnan, Ga.; New Bedford/Fall
River, Mass.; Page County, Pa.; Peabody, Mass.; Rockford, Ill.; Rome,
Ga.; Salina, Kan.; San Antonio; Santa Rosa/Petaluma, Calif.; Sedalia,
Mo.; Shenandoah County, Va.; South Bend/Mishawaka, Ind.; St. Joseph,
Mo.; Topeka, Kan.; Waco, Texas; Waukegan/Lake County, Ill.; Wichita,
Kan.; Wichita Falls, Texas; Winchester, Va.; and Yauco/Ponce/Coamo/Santa
Isabel/Guayama, Puerto Rico
Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20130107006968/en/
[ Back To TMCnet.com's Homepage ]