Microsoft may not be talking officially about Windows Phone 8, at least not yet. However, that isn't stopping other companies from talking about Microsoft's next major mobile OS and Verizon Wireless has already confirmed it plans to release Windows Phone 8 devices. Earlier this week, a Sprint executive said that the company is "bullish" on Windows Phone 8.
Now you can add Cricket Wireless to the list of companies that is strongly hinting about its plans to release Windows Phone 8 smartphones. PCMag quotes Matt Stoiber, Cricket's senior vice president for devices, as saying, "We have not committed to Windows Phone 8, but we're likely to soon. I've seen Windows Phone 8, and it's pretty impressive."
Cricket Wireless is currently the sixth biggest wireless carrier in the US with over 6 million users. The company currently does not sell a Windows Phone device; it only offers Android and Blackberry smartphones.
Stoiber wouldn't say which Windows Phone 8 phone makers would be sold on Cricket Wireless. Even with sales of Blackberry phones on the decline, Stoiber said, " ... we'll continue to have a BlackBerry product" in the future.
With Verizon confirmed and Sprint and Cricket very likely to join in, it looks like there will be a lot of options for Windows Phone 8 when it launches, most likely this fall.