US carriers rally around Windows Phone 8 reports that at a recent mobile phone conference US carrier executives were falling over themselves to support Windows Phone 8.

At the Mobile Future Forward conference in Seattle AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint all had good things to day about the OS.

Brad Duea, a VP at T-Mobile USA, said he saw a lot of potential in Windows Phone 8, saying, "it’s exciting."

Glenn Lurie, President of Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships, said, "I’m bullish on Windows 8 … it’s hard to bet against a tablet that does what your PC and desktop will do."

Sprint agreed the OS was exciting, but was as usual more reticent, with Sprint Nextel’s president of network operations, Steve Elfman saying "Adoption is key."  The company is waiting for Windows Phone to prove it can sell before jumping in.

Verizon has of course already declared their enthusiasm for the OS, saying they will deliver multiple handsets running the OS.

AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon are expected to release handsets by HTC, Samsung and Nokia by the end of the year in USA, and notes, with the recent statements, it looks as if the first-tier U.S. carriers could be throwing their resources behind Windows Phone 8 as the new third ecosystem.


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