Windows Phone 8 Coming to U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular is the latest American carrier to confirm that it will be offering a Windows Phone 8 device when the software arrives in the fall.
In a note to PCMag, the company confirmed that it would indeed be playing host to a device running Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 8 software. That means that it joins AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon as a carrier that has committed to Microsoft and Windows 8.
As expected, the company did not confirm what device it would be carrying. None of the other carriers who have pledged support for Windows Phone 8 have either.
Thus far. only four manufacturers have confirmed that they will be making Windows Phone 8 devices. Fortunately, they are some pretty big name companies that will be making Windows Phone 8 devices.
Nokia, HTC, Samsung, and Huawei have all been confirmed to be manufacturing hardware that will be running Windows Phone 8 and all of its new features. We have yet to see any of that hardware leak although we suspect we’ll get a look at a few of the devices prior to the launch of Windows Phone 8 this fall.
Microsoft announced its highly anticipated software earlier this month and it’s Microsoft’s most ambitious Windows Phone offering yet.
When the OS releases this fall it will finally have support for dual-core processors, and it will eventually have support for up to 64 cores in a single phone. It also Windows adds support for more screen resolutions. Future Windows Phones can use 800×480, 1280×720 (720p), or 1280×768 resolutions.
Microsoft’s new software also supports NFC right out of the box and it will have Nokia Maps as the main maps app instead of Bing Maps which are currently found on Windows Phone handsets.
The company did not give the update a specific roll out date other than to say it would roll out sometime this fall.
And when it does, U.S. Cellular will likely be carrying a device or two right around launch day.