Rumor: More info on Sprint's Windows Phone 8 devices?

Sprint recently launched a teaser page for its upcoming Windows Phone 8 launch. The third-biggest wireless carrier in the U.S. previously announced it would sell phones from HTC and Samsung sometime later this summer. Now a new rumor claims to have more information on what those two devices will be like.

report on The Verge, citing unnamed sources, claims one of the Sprint Windows Phone 8 devices will be the Samsung ATIV S, which has previously been put on sale in other parts of the world but never officially made it to the U.S. The story claims that the Sprint version will only have some minor changes on the outside. It will remain mostly the same inside, including a 4.8-inch screen, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GHz of RAM and either 16 or 32 GB of storage.

The other Windows Phone 8 smartphone that might be sold by Sprint, according to the report, is the HTC Tiara, which was first rumored in February. HTC has yet to officially announce the Tiara but the Internet rumors claim it will have a 4.3-inch screen, a 1.2 GHz  CPU, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. If this report is accurate, it sounds like Sprint will be selling some mid-tier smartphones rather than high end devices like the Nokia Lumia 920 or the HTC Windows Phone 8X.

Source: The Verge | Image via Samsung

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This is probably true and will probably be the reason I switch to T-Mobile. I've been testing an HD2 with WP7 on the T-mobile network and I get good coverage at work, home, and in the city. I've had Sprint since 2000, but they've put all their eggs in the iPhone basket and it's really not paying off for them. My roommate has AT&T and she has no reception in our home. Work is decent, but in the city she is constantly having errors when sending text messages. Verizon is awesome at my house, but can't get through whatever the buildings at work are made of. We actually had to buy Verizon repeaters at our facilities. I hate to leave Sprint, but if this is the best they can do. I even understand that Nokia isn't going to make a lumia 920 that's CDMA when they already make a GSM one. The Samsung in nice, but Sprint can't be serious justifying it as a "new" phone when it's been out for months with other providers.

Sprint sucks really bad. I pay more than a hundred dollar for their horrible service... I hope they won't get any phones from any company.... I'm gonna cancel my service this summer. Bye bye Sprint!

I certainly am getting VERY close to this point as well, been with Sprint (Nextel) since 2000~ and I can't for the life of me understand the decisions they make sometimes. Maybe they just think their customers don't care about high end smartphones. Or maybe they don't think they are educated enough to know better. I don't know. But if I have to pay for an upgrade (which I am due up for in June actually) I certainly am not paying for some 'average' phone... I am still upset that they don't have a variation of the latest Nexus phone yet... I can go on and on but I digress.

"The story claims that the Sprint version will only have some minor changes on the outside."

Like the plastic chrome at the bottom of the phone that scratches easy.

Last generation I bought the LG Optimus, this generation I got the Samsung ATIV S. Let me just say that I pick the winners (or that my carrier sucks selection wise, but good service wise).