- 10-13-2012, 11:21 PM #1
I know that Sprint is waiting on coming out with a WP8 device and since they are big supporters of HTC devices along with the HTC 8X coming to all carriers except them I don't see why they wouldn't get that one in the spring. I believe they are waiting to see how well WP8 and the HTC 8X does before they decide. Also since Verizon and Sprint both use CDMA there is no reason why they wouldn't adopt the 8X. That and if they don't announce a device by summer next year they will be left behind and I think they realize this. I have an HTC Arrive with a cracked screen and broken hinge on both sides, I really really need and upgrade!!!
- 10-13-2012, 11:30 PM #2
For sake of those left on sprint wanting a Windows Phone I hope you're right but personally, I wouldn't hold my breath on that. But I left sprint with the Arrive in almost new condition. I could be persuaded to part with if by the sprint continues to flood the market with its cheaply made, android based "iphone" knockoffs.
- 10-13-2012, 11:41 PM #3
10-14-2012, 01:09 PM #5
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I also have an Arrive, and from what I have read here and other places, the Arrive was discontinued and unsupported with the exception being replacement phones. I'm banking on this as my Arrive is pretty beat up.
Can anyone else confirm or deny this info?
- 10-14-2012, 01:25 PM #6
10-14-2012, 02:19 PM #7
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- 10-14-2012, 02:53 PM #8
So I wonder, with Ting working through Sprint in a BYOP position, would it be thinkable to get a Verizon CDMA Phone and bring it into Sprint via that program instead of just going straight through?
In all Honesty, I'm a Sprint customer and Arrive user and will probably still be going Droid for the next couple of years until things get worked out and either WP becomes a truly viable entity in the market or they crash and burn due to poor marketing/support.
After the last few days, I've become a little more disenchanted with the platform and lack of support for WWW accepted norms like Flash, JAVA, etc. I'm waiting to see how things change with the advent of WP8.
As a side note, perhaps my getting the GN2 will help usher in a new WP for Sprint. My luck usually works out that way. I wait and wait for something and finally settle, only hear a few days later that what I really wanted is coming in the next few weeks. Maybe it will help others on Sprint......... Then, in a couple of years, I can come back to the fold.
- 10-14-2012, 09:47 PM #10
- 10-14-2012, 09:53 PM #11
- 10-15-2012, 10:21 AM #13
I would like nothing better than for Sprint to get a WP8 phone. Been with them 14 years. But waiting until spring or summer is just not acceptable. If they don't announce something around release time I will Fredo them.
10-15-2012, 10:41 AM #14
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I still really want to know if I can get a replacement Arrive even tho they don't support it anymore. Moving on....
Let us all not forget that as of 4 am this morning, Softbank of Japan has just bought a controlling, 70% stake in Sprint, so it will be interesting to see how that affects things, if at all.
- 10-15-2012, 12:00 PM #15
I hope they get an 8x and a nokia device at that big tech even that take place in January.
I had to buy a new arrive due to cracked screen and the plastic on the hinge broke but i love the arrive, even tho i cant wait to have a first gen keyboard less device.
10-20-2012, 10:18 PM #17
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Lets face it,
Microsoft is releasing Windows Phone 8 in 9 more days and there is absolutely 0 news from Sprint on Windows phones.. Infact there is more news from MetroPCS on Windows phone then Sprint. They will not be getting the Windows Phone 8 for a very long time. I was with Sprint for god, well over 10 years and they kept telling me its coming its coming and we got the arrive ? at full price and most of the stores didn't even have the phone in stock.. GIVE ME A BREAK Sprint needs to be sold or something, because all they will do is all Android, I think the VP of Sprint that has been bashing Windows Phone is a Android NUT.... and wants nothing more than for Microsoft to Fall FLAT on their butts.. but I will tell you.
After looking at windows phone 8 pre sales around the country and how the surface tablet has been doing It looks like this is Exactly what Windows Phone Needed. Its big brother OS and devices to push this phone into peoples hands.
Good Bye SPRINT. I fell bad for every Windows Phone lover that is on Sprint .. I hope I am Very Wrong.
- 10-21-2012, 05:55 PM #19
- 10-21-2012, 06:05 PM #20
I think Sprint isn't dumb. If there's an upswell in customer demand for WP, they'll stock it.
One important thing you can do is talk to retentions before you leave and tell them you're leaving because they don't support WP8. If enough people do that, they'll get the message and make a change.
- 10-21-2012, 06:21 PM #21
the waiting game is over for me. I will join att as soon as I can for the 920. I have the arrive and absolutely refuse to pay my sprint bill until i close the account. After over ten years, I will not put any more money in their pockets just so they can give it to apple. I havent paid in two months. I'll deal with a little credit hit to make a stand on this.
10-27-2012, 04:36 PM #23
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If there was an actual demand for Windows Phone device that would increase their share in the US market, then it would had been obvious to attract the carriers who have 2/3 Of the total market, a market which Microsoft refused to support devices for (yes, I am talking about CDMA carriers and not limited to Verizon and Sprint).
Before anyone says Lumia 922 and HTC 8X, have in mind who will have to do direct support for those devices, and it's not going to be Microsoft unless they actually code for current Qualcomm CDMA standards (more specific to 512bit encryption, standard used currently for CDMA 2000 based EVDO and SVDO). Ironically, no one wants to ask Microsoft why they were not on more CDMA carriers in the US outside the three largest.
BTW, why Sprint is treated as the ******* child on this site?
- 10-27-2012, 05:28 PM #25
CDMA is a dying technology that its current carriers are scrambling to shut down and exit. Microsoft's support is restricted to standard voice and data (which Snapdragon supports), and CDMA carriers themselves are not interested in stocking further CDMA-only devices.
Verizon is sunsetting the CDMA network as fast as they can. It would not surprise me if Sprint does the same.