) announced plans to unveil a pair of Windows Phone 8 smartphones
in the domestic market by summer, 2013. In this regard, the
company has partnered with
) for a smooth phone handling operating system.
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Sprint will offer Everything Data, an unlimited data plan on two
Windows Phone 8 handsets - one by Samsung and the other from
HTC. The plan - priced $79.99 per month - comes with the
feature of Any Mobile, Anytime that includes unlimited Web and
text along with to and from calls from any domestic mobile number
while on the nationwide Sprint Network. From the perspective of
plan cost, customers opting this plan will be able to save almost
$20 each month compared with the similar plans of
Sprint, which enjoys the position of being the only carrier with
Truly Unlimited 4G long-term evolution (LTE) data in America, has
long-standing business relation with Microsoft. Backed by the
same technology and built-in SkyDrive cloud service, Windows
Phone 8 is designed to team up with Windows 8 PCs, Microsoft
Surface devices and the Xbox 360 console.
The smartphones by Samsung and HTC will well complement this
advance technology with features like dual cameras enabling video
chat, dual-core processors for improved internal speed between
applications and expandable external memory. However, none of the
companies revealed the prices or the models of the devices
compatible with both Sprint 3G and 4G LTE networks.
Sprint, via this offering, targets to come closer to its
), T-Mobile, and Verizon that have already lured customers with
smartphones. Sprint not only aims to grab a footing in the market
but also expects to provide customers with a better personal and
hassle-free networking experience.
We reaffirm our long-term Neutral recommendation on Sprint. The
company launched its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012 and
presently covers 49 markets. It holds a short-term Zacks #3 Rank