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    Sprint did support the device when it was released, and promoted the device for the first two months. Also, the 512 bit encryption (as well as 1X Advanced, EVDO Revision B, and SVDO) came out months after HTC, and Microsoft were preparing to add CDMA support for WP7 (which at that time Qualcomm was months away to push new CDMA standards, which are what the FCC is strongly suggesting now). The Arrive and Trophy were ok (or so it was thought until the CDMA coding was studied, and it was found out to be subpar when compared to what almost every CDMA carrier was using in the US, and the three devices carried by Verizon still use that same coding which ironically is required by China Mobile in order to meet government standards in China because the government wants to know what their citizens say and do online. However, those do not even come close to meet what are more likely to be FCC requirements after meeting for a scheduled follow up hearing with companies behind the major four mobile operating systems, and only Microsoft remains non-compliant to the strong recommendation from the 2011 hearings. Coincidence or laziness by Microsoft? I say both, and perhaps they are being stubborn to work with Qualcomm to meet those standards and deadlines with the FCC, Sprint, HTC, Samsung, Nokia, and every CDMA carrier in the US (from US Cellular to Open Mobile de Puerto Rico, and every prepaid and postpaid CDMA carrier in between).Coincidence every CDMA carrier not having a WP8 device currently on their roster either carried the Arrive or was shun by Microsoft for being a prepaid CDMA carrier? Perhaps, and that has to be blamed on Microsoft for their lack of interest to expand their share in their own turf. The facts are there, and still points at Microsoft, and it will be more obvious if they can't get the proper coding out on an update prior to the beginning of summer and fails to meet them when they face questioning by the FCC, while also failing Sprint, HTC, Samsung, Nokia, Huawei, ZTE, and any other OEMs coming up with WP8 devices. Then, who will WPCentral's contributors and brass will blame this time? Sprint, FCC, Qualcomm, and CDMA 2000 cell technology along all the carriers in the US are obviously NOT going to be the ones to blame again, which on the first time was foolish to blame them knowing all the facts. I understand supporting a platform like Windows Phone, but to let the loyalty to it get in the way of the facts on why it has been mostly GSM oriented on a CDMA heavy country is absurd at the very least.
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