Sprint Launching HTC and Samsung Windows Phones
Sprint today announced that it plans to launch Windows Phone 8 devices from HTC and Samsung later this year. Details regarding the exact phones, pricing, and availability will be shared a later date. All Sprint did say was that the phones will have unlimited 3G/4G service for plans that start at $80 per month. Sprint has not offered a new Windows Phone device in nearly two years. AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Verizon Wireless and others have all launched Windows Phone 8 devices in recent months. Sprint's Windows Phone 8 hardware won't arrive until closer to the summer.
Sprint Gave Its Galaxy S8 a Speed Boost
Sprint has pushed a firmware update to its variant of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and in so doing improved the phone's LTE download speeds by about 20%. According to PCMag, the update resolves a software bug that prevented the S8 from properly connecting to Sprint's Band 41 LTE.
HTC's U11 Officially Shipping As of Today
HTC said its U11 flagship smartphone is now shipping to those who may have preordered the handset. The unlocked model is available from Amazon.com and HTC.com and Sprint stores are stocking the U11 starting today.
Coral Blue Galaxy S8 and S8+ Go On Sale In US July 21
Samsung today said the Coral Blue variant of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets will become available to U.S. buyers starting July 21.
HTC's One for Windows Also Hits AT&T Nov. 7
AT&T today revealed availability and pricing details for the HTC One (M8) for Windows. The device, which is already being sold by Verizon Wireless, replaces the Android operating system with Windows Phone 8.1 but is otherwise identical.