File this under rumor, but Neowin is reporting that both Verizon and Sprint will announce Windows Phones in January. Now Paul Thurrott already dropped a hint on VZ and now it’s spread to Sprint. Let’s tie this in to CES which starts January 6-9 so yeah, I’m going with January 7 (really, MS loves the number). Based on the fact that you need to advertise, that’s likely the announcement date, with a release later in the month but of course, it’s all speculation as there’s no source for these rumors so I’m free to run with it…and you are too. Do you think these rumors hold up? Is it too late? I really think if MS is releasing Windows Phones for VZ and Sprint it’s a really stupid move to wait until after the holidays to announce it. I mean, that’s a ‘really’ moment if you ask me.


  1. Agreed that it would have been better to release by 12/1/10, but I bet AT&T had something to do with it. With that said, as long as Verizon (and Sprint) gets WP7 before they get iPhone then I think its golden. Better that there is only one easy to use smartphone on the shelf, at least to start.

  2. Since OEM’s and carriers are involved, can’t really blame MS for all of this. Regardless it is a bit unfortunate because Verizon and Sprint may have lost customers to AT&T and T-Mobile that wanted WP7 this holiday.

    Still, they can make up a bit by having new, cool phones released for CDMA carriers at launch. The HTC 7 Pro already looks cool. If Big Red only gets a token Trophy, though …

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