1. Shark87's Avatar
    Looks like a WP8 handset might be coming to MetroPCS (5th largest carrier in the US). In an interview with MPCS COO Tom Keys he had this to say:

    FierceWireless: What's your view on Windows Phone 8?

    Tom Keys: Windows Phone 8 we think has a place in the portfolio. We're actually working with a manufacturer right now on bringing Windows Phone 8 to marketplace. We think we want to offer it. Similar to what Apple did--you have the iMac at the house, you have the iBook for the office, you have the iPad for the couch and you have your iPhone. If you own the home screen, now with multiple devices, they have a very good opportunity for calendars and sharing content, and this looks like it's Microsoft's opportunity to go there. Secondarily, I think Nokia is going to be the bellwether there for how well it does since they've made a large bet on Windows Phone 8. So at the end of the day, we think it's interesting and competition among operating systems is good for the ecosystem.
    MetroPCS' Keys discusses iPhone economics, VoLTE marketing and more - FierceWireless

    A reputable source over at HowardForums has said that the manufacturer that MPCS is talking to is Nokia although he hasn't offered any other details.
    09-02-2012 10:20 PM
  2. 12Danny123's Avatar
    Yes, they did comfirm they are adding wp8 to their lineup
    09-03-2012 12:27 AM
  3. snowmutt's Avatar
    Again, one of those steps that needs to happen to get WP some serious improved sales. Need regional and pre-paid carrier presence. Not to mention that WP is perfect for that price point. Lower end, cheaper devices will sing on WP even though it is on more modest hardware, something that is truly not an Android advantage. WP can easily compete in those markets.
    09-03-2012 12:50 AM