Sprint Announces First Two LTE-Capable Windows Phones
Updated: corrected 8XT screen resolution
Sprint today announced the pending availability of two Windows Phone 8 smartphones, the first from Sprint that will support its LTE 4G network.
- HTC 8XT: The 8XT is a modified version of the 8X from HTC that includes the dual-speaker Boom Sound and Beats Audio features seen on the HTC One. The HTC 8XT has a 4.3-inch 768p HD display, 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and support for 64GB microSD cards. It also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and an 1,800mAh battery. It offers an 8-megapixel main camera with autofocus and LED flash, and a front-facing 1.6-megapixel camera. It goes on sale later this summer for $99.99 after rebate with a new contract.
- Samsung ATIV S Neo: This Windows Phone 8 smartphone from Samsung has a 4.8-inch HD display, dual-core 1.4GHz processor with 1GB of RAM, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, and a 2,000mAh removable battery. It also includes an 8-megapixel main camera with LED flash and a front-facing 1.9-megapixel camera for video chats. The Samsung ATIV S Neo goes on sale later this summer for $149.99 with a new contract.
Review: Samsung ATIV S Neo for Sprint
The S Neo is one of two Windows Phone 8 devices available from Sprint. It's a solid effort from Samsung and bests more than a few Windows Phone competitors.
AT&T to Sell Samsung ATIV S Neo
AT&T today announced that it will sell the Samsung ATIV S Neo smartphone beginning November 8. The S Neo will cost $21.00 per month with AT&T Next or $99.99 with a two-year contract.
Samsung ATIV Neo S Hits Sprint Stores August 16
Sprint today announced that the Samsung ATIV Neo S smartphone will be available for purchase beginning Friday, August 16. The Neo S, which runs Windows Phone 8, will cost $149.99 after $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year contract.
Sprint Says It Will Update WP8 Devices to WP8.1
Sprint today said it will update its Windows Phone smartphones, the HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo, to Windows Phone 8.1 this summer. It will provide more specifics closer to the availability date.
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.