Sprint reportedly planning LTE Windows Phone for release later this yearAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Hungry for more rumors on new Windows Phones, Sprint folk? Today's your lucky day, as SprintFeed has gotten some intel on what the Now Network may have in store involving Microsoft's mobile OS. The site claims that "sources familiar with Sprint's LTE game plan" have said that the carrier is planning to begin developing a new LTE-capable Windows Phone. The manufacturer that'll be responsible for crafting the device isn't yet known, but the tipsters claim that it'll be powered by a Qualcomm MSM8960 processor. However, testing for the mystery handset will reportedly push its debut back until sometime this fall.
This latest report jibes with one from last month that claimed that Sprint is interested in releasing a Windows Phone with the MSM8960 chip and has even shared its LTE specifications with the folks at Nokia. As for the possibility of a fall debut for this device, we've heard a couple of reports on Sprint's Windows Phone plans: one from a Sprint exec saying that his carrier may wait until August or September before pushing out a new Windows Phone, and another claim that Sprint could be passing on the platform until the arrival of WP8 Apollo, which is expected later this year. By the sound of things, you Sprint users jonesing for a new Windows Phone may be in for a bit of a wait. If this rumored device becomes reality, though, the wait may just be worth it.