The new HSPA+ smartphones include the large-screen High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC) (Taiwan: 2498) Titan, Samsung Corp. Focus S and budget-friendly Samsung Focus Flash, all set to launch in the fourth quarter.
AT&T claims to sell more WP devices than any other carrier, but a spokesman wouldn't divulge actual sales. The carrier already sells two HTC WP smartphones, the HD7S and Surround, the Samsung Focus and the LG Electronics Inc. (London: LGLD; Korea: 6657.KS) Quantum.
Why this matters
Commitment from the U.S. wireless operators to sell Windows Phone devices will be crucial for the platform's recovery, and AT&T is amongst the first to show it's not giving up on Microsoft. The carrier said it will update its four existing Windows Phone devices to Mango by this fall, bringing its total WP Mango portfolio to seven.
Comparatively, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US Inc. currently list only one HTC WP device on their online stores, and Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) offers an HTC or Windows 6.5 Motorola Mobility LLC option.
Read up on Microsoft's Mango update below.
- Mango Is a Go
- OS Watch: Developers Take a Bite Out of Mango
- Microsoft Debuts Mango OS Update
- Microsoft Tangos With Mango
- Microsoft's Other 497 Updates
— Sarah Reedy, Senior Reporter, Light Reading Mobile