In June 2012, U.S. Cellular announced it would start selling Windows Phone 8-based smartphones. In a company statement, the nation's fifth largest wireless provider said at the time. "It will be an important part of our device lineup going forward."
Apparently, it wasn't that important since the launch of Windows Phone 8 came in November 2012 without the participation of U.S. Cellular. However, it looks like the company did not forget its previous commitment to Microsoft's mobile OS. In a comment post this week on the official U.S. Cellular Facebook site, "Liz", a member of the company's social team, stated:
We are currently working on the launch of a Windows 8 device. We do not have information that we can share quite yet on the timing or the device details. We hope to have more information to share in the next month.
U.S. Cellular would join AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile as members of the Windows Phone 8 provider family in the U.S. We are still awaiting word on when Sprint will join the party. That company says it will launch its own Windows Phone 8 products sometime later this summer.