Sprint Lukewarm on Windows Phone 8, not planning to carry any devices yet
August 7, 2012 at 16:56 GMT | By Darlington Moyo
It should not come as a surprise that the very company that did not believe in the iPhone at launch are showing the same unenthusiastic attitude towards the Windows Phone 8 launch. How ironic that now Sprint are placing all the proverbial eggs in one basket with the iPhone. Who knows, maybe they enjoy the thrill of running after the train when it has left the station...
In a recent interview with All-Things D, Sprint VP David Owens made clear the company's stance on Windows Phone:
The market impact of both Windows 8 and the next iPhone are also key factors that are a bit hard to predict. As for Windows 8, Sprint said it wants to be actively involved, but may not lead the charge. It sees some clear opportunities but is also mindful that its last Windows Phone, the HTC Arrive, was one of the more returned products in our recent history. Many buyers of that phone were coming from Android and found Windows Phone's unique operating system hard to get used to.So Sprint are planning to sit it out until Windows Phone 8 is showing promise? And that, coming from the carrier that was encouraging it's customers to return their Windows HTC Arrive devices in exchange for the iPhone, yet now they have the nerve to claim that it was one of the most returned device. Android is easier to use than Windows Phone... Really?
The message is clear here. If you a Sprint customer and you want yourself a mighty-fine Windows Phone 8 device, SWITCH!
SOURCE: All things D
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