Samsung Ativ S and HTC Tiara to be Sprint’s first Windows Phone 8 devices
Earlier this year, when Verizon unveiled its Samsung Ativ Odyssey, we also reported that Sprint would launch Windows Phone 8 devices made by Samsung and HTC.
Now it looks like we know exactly what WP8 handsets Sprint is going to carry. According to The Verge, these will be the Samsung Ativ S, and the unannounced HTC Tiara.
Sprint’s Ativ S should look a bit different from the international version (available since December 2012, and pictured below). However, its features will remain unchanged, including a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED HD (1280 x 720) display, 1.9MP front-facing camera, 8MP rear camera with LED flash, dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, MicroSD card slot, and a 2,300 mAh battery.
As for the HTC Tiara, this could end up having a different name when it hits the shelves. In any case, it’s going to offer a 4.3 inch Super LCD2 screen with 800 x 480 pixels, 1.6MP front-facing camera, 8MP rear camera, dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, and a 1,800 mAh battery. It should be cheaper than the Samsung Ativ S – although there’s no word on the handset’s prices.
Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are all already selling at least two Windows Phone 8 handsets each – so Sprint will be the last major US carrier to embrace Microsoft’s new mobile platform.