Sprint sidelines Windows Phone 8 devices on its network until 2013

Sprint Windows Phone 8 Delay

While AT&T (T), T-Mobile and Verizon (VZ) bask in the glory of carrying the best Windows Phone 8 smartphones made by Nokia (NOK) and HTC (2498), Sprint (S) will reportedly wait until 2013 to decide whether Microsoft’s (MSFT) new mobile platform is worth the investment, according to TechCrunch. Although the carrier hasn’t released any official statement as to why it is choosing to wait, TechCrunch suggests it might be too busy with its $20 billion acquisition by Softbank and losses to have resources devoted to promoting an unproven platform. Sprint could also be playing it safe seeing as how Windows Phone 7 was mostly a bust. Whatever the reason is, if you’re in the market for a Windows Phone 8 device, don’t bother looking at Sprint until next year.

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