Sprint Launching HTC and Samsung Windows Phones
Updated: added reference to teh summer.
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.
U.S. Carriers Share Galaxy S9 and S9+ Launch Plans and Pricing
All four major carriers in the U.S. plan to sell the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ beginning in March.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
Windows 10 On Phones Can Be Extended to PCs
Microsoft today demonstrated how Windows 10 on phones will be able to serve as full PCs thanks to the Continuum user interface idea. Continuum helps keep the UI approximately the same as users move from PC to tablet to phone.
Windows 10 Won't Reach Phones Until the Fall
Microsoft has shied away from saying exactly when Windows 10 will launch other than to say "this summer." Speaking at Microsoft's Build developer conference this week, executive Joe Belfiore said the phone-specific version of Windows 10 won't arrive until after Windows 10 launches for PCs and tablets. "Our phone builds have not been as far as long as our PC builds," said Belfiore.