Jun 26 2013, 10:54am CDT | by Sumayah Aamir
Sprint will officially launch two Windows Phone 8 devices this summer. Sprint and Microsoft Corp. has today unveiled their summer plans to launch first two Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Both HTC and Samsung will release their latest Windows 8 phones, HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo, featuring truly unlimited Sprint 4G LTE. These LTE devices will come in anytime during summer as no specific release dates are announced. Sprint has only launched one Windows Phone till now.
Sprint's senior vice president-Product Development, Fared Adib, said, “We know our customers are anxious to get their hands on these Windows Phone 8 smartphones, HTC 8XT and ATIV S Neo. Without a doubt, they will rival any smartphone on the market today. Our customers will appreciate being able to use them all day, every day without worrying about overages or data caps.”
HTC 8XT Windows 8 smartphone will feature dual front-facing “BoomSound” speakers. The specs of the device includes 4.3-inch WVGA display, 8MP camera, 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage capacity, 1,800mAh battery with microSDHC support. Sprint is planning to sale it for $99.99 with two-year service agreement. But a $50 mail-in rebate will also be given through reward card.
Samsung Ativ S Neo has a little larger screen than 8XT. Its specs include 4.8-inch HD display of 720p, 16GB internal memory, 2,000 mAh battery. Its sale price is $149.99 with same two-year service agreement and $50 rebate via reward card.
Terry Myerson, corporate vice president of Microsoft Windows Phone Division said,"We are excited to be bringing the most personal smartphone experience to Sprint customers this summer. With compelling hardware from HTC and Samsung, coupled with unlimited 4G LTE from Sprint, these Windows Phones will offer the complete package.”
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