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Sprint ditches its only Windows Phone product

While the rest of the smartphone industry is awaiting the launch of Windows Phone 8 later this fall, along with a number of new smartphones to go along with the launch, one major US wireless carrier has officially said "Good bye" to its only Windows Phone product.

WPCentral.com reports that Sprint has removed the HTC Arrive smartphone from its family of products. Sprint first launched the phone on its service in March 2011, with Windows Phone 7.0 installed.

This leaves the third largest wireless carrier in the US without any Windows Phone products; Verizon still sells the older HTC Trophy and AT&T and T-Mobile sell a number of Windows Phone 7.5 devices.

AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile have all confirmed they will be selling smartphones based on Windows Phone 8 later this fall. The nation's fifth biggest wireless carrier, US Cellular, has also pledged to support Windows Phone 8 products.  While Sprint has hinted in the past they might offer a Windows Phone 8-based device, there has been no confirmation that the company will offer any Windows Phone 8 products at launch.

Source: WPCentral.com | Image via HTC

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