Sprint logo2013 is going to mark the first time that Sprint, one of the big four US carriers, will be offering smartphones that run on the Windows Phone 8 platform – which means it would have lost out to its rivals in this particular market. Sprint mentioned in a statement, “Sprint and Microsoft are partnering to bring Windows Phone 8 to Sprint’s customers – operating on its 4G LTE network – next year.” Of course, this is not to say that Sprint does not carry any Windows Phone devices at the moment – they do have those which are powered by the older version known as Windows Phone 7.

Right now, the hottest Windows Phone 8 smartphone on the market would be the Nokia Lumia 920, which remains an AT&T exclusive for the next half year, and AT&T does seem to curry more favor with Microsoft and Nokia, despite the fact that they are also the very same carrier that sells the most iPhones among the rest. At this point in time, Sprint has the LG Optimus G, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the iPhone 5 under their portfolio, which means they should not do too shabbily in the coming holiday season.

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