Windows Phone 7 Hits Verizon, Sprint in January
December 15, 2010 9:20 AM
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[Click to enlarge] Leaked images reveal that the HTC Trophy will be one of Verizon's first Windows Phone 7 models to launch in January.
Sprint will also reportedly air handsets in January
(Source: LISA POOLE/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Sales haven't been great, but WP7's slow and methodical approach reminds one of Android
One underemphasized point during the launch of Microsoft's much ballyhooed
Windows Phone 7 operating system
was that it was only available at launch on two networks in the U.S. -- T-Mobile (America's fourth largest carrier) and
(America's second largest carrier). Noticeably absent were WP7 offerings from Verizon (America's largest carrier) or Sprint (America's third largest carrier).
But the good news for prospective buyers is that
, sources are confirming that WP7 will become available in January to Sprint and Verizon's 100 million+ customers.
Verizon ad shows one of the phones to be released will be the HTC Trophy, which packs a 3.8-inch touch screen, 16.5 GB of Flash memory, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and a 5 MP camera.
WP7 handsets on Sprint and Verizon will have to be reengineered to include CDMA (3G) receivers. T-Mobile and AT&T operate on a different 3G standard, GSM. It is highly likely that some of the coming WP7 models will feature
types of 3G receiver hardware. Indeed the HTC Trophy flier bills it as a "quad band global phone", which means both CDMA and GSM are likely included.
It'd be far too easy to criticize Microsoft for not launching simultaneously on all carriers. However, while
reportedly have left something to be desired, WP7 reminds us of an early Android. Much like Android gained steam through a methodical schedule of hardware and software releases, WP7 is looking to pull off a similar feat.
Microsoft is reportedly going to unleash
a pair of major OS updates
in January and February, which should bring the OS up to speed with its next-gen competitors. With a slick look, growing list of carriers, and growing selection of hardware, don't be surprised if WP7 bumps Apple to third place, sometime in the 2012-2013 time frame.
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Show me some...
12/15/2010 2:27:12 PM
Tethering love MS!
RE: Show me some...
12/15/2010 5:19:14 PM
They'd love to - carriers do not and you're not gonna get it
RE: Show me some...
12/22/2010 7:28:42 PM
Yep. If it was up to MS tethering would be a prime feature of WP7 - it's actually already capable of tethering, but its just not *normally* accessible to regular users. The carriers start frothing whenever free tethering is brought up (even though you already PAY for your data plan).
If they could, they'd kill it in older devices/OSes that escaped their manipulation. They only want you to tether for extra cash money (double dip, charge for wireless data twice), which is probably the only way tethering will be brought back to WP7 (hacks and workarounds notwithstanding).
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