Sprint will carry HTC and Samsung WP8 handsets this year

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More news from CES on the Windows Phone 8 retail front (which is where the mobile OS needs to have an impact during 2013). Following on from yesterday's 'Here Comes WP8', Sprint confirm to the Vegas crowds they will be carrying WP8 devices from HTC and Samsung during 2013

While handset details are sparse, Sprint are pushing 'truly unlimited 4G LTE' in their press release:

Sprint is the only national carrier with Truly Unlimited? 4G LTE 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).

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Windows Phone 8 arriving on Sprint means that Microsoft's latest platform will be available on the four largest US networks (AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile being the others) as well as the smaller regional networks. That coverage is important for the consumer, and is something that other 'new' mobile operating systems struggled with - I could be wrong, but I don't recall a time when Symbian OS managed to cover all four networks.

So congratulations are in order for Windows Phone 8. Now to get the handsets selling.

Read more at Sprint's news room.

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Source / Credit: Sprint Press Room