Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 2:56 PM —
As many of you know, Microsoft kind of botched the Mango launch last Fall in the U.S. Only AT&T and T-Mobile received a handful of new devices while Sprint and Verizon simply couldn't have cared less. Fortunately though it looks like the carrier situation is looking up again, as PCMag was able to get official statements from three of the Big Four about their position on Windows Phone.
AT&T has been the most aggressive supporter of Windows Phone probably in the entire world, so it was no surprise to hear them confirm that they have a "new line of Windows Phone 8 smartphones" in the pipeline for later this year. Then there's Verizon who skipped out last year but this go-around has confirmed it'll be giving Microsoft another shot. Finally there's T-Mobile who has been the second best option for the mobile platform so far, but we could be in for a treat as a rep said the carrier is "bullish" on Windows Phone 8 and plans to be a full launch partner.
So where's Sprint? PCMag received a response, but it was a typical 'no comment' kind of answer -- the same of which also came from regional carriers Cricket and MetroPCS. Hopefully we'll be getting plenty of devices, and more variety than just Nokia, HTC, Samsung and Huawei at launch.
Update: Sorry, I forgot to add the source link.