Sprint Plans Summer Launches for First Two Windows Phone 8 Smartphones to Feature Truly Unlimited 4G LTE: HTC 8XT and Samsung

  Sprint Plans Summer Launches for First Two Windows Phone 8 Smartphones to
  Feature Truly Unlimited 4G LTE: HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- June 26, 2013

Sprint (NYSE: S) and Microsoft Corp. today outlined plans to launch the first
two Windows Phone 8 smartphones to offer Truly Unlimited^SM Sprint 4G LTE this
summer – HTC^® 8XT and Samsung ATIV S™ Neo. Customers will appreciate access
to the advanced features and capabilities of these devices with the benefit of
unlimited 4G LTE (available in select markets) data, text and calling to any
mobile with no metering, no throttling, and no overages, all while on the
Sprint network.

HTC 8XT will be available for $99.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade,
two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate via reward card^1. ATIV S
Neo will be priced at $149.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade, two-year
service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate via reward card^1. Exact availability
dates and full feature lists for both smartphones will be shared at a later
date. Customers can preregister for more information and email updates about
Windows Phone 8 from Sprint and HTC 8XT and ATIV S Neo at
www.sprint.com/windows8.

“We know our customers are anxious to get their hands on these Windows Phone 8
smartphones, HTC 8XT and ATIV S Neo,” said Fared Adib, senior vice
president-Product Development, Sprint. “Without a doubt, they will rival any
smartphone on the market today. Our customers will appreciate being able to
use them all day, every day without worrying about overages or data caps.”

Windows Phone 8 won the PC Magazine Readers’ Choice Award for best mobile
operating system in March 2013. The only phone with Live Tiles, Windows Phone
8 offers a truly personal smartphone experience designed to keep customers
connected to the people and things that matter most. Windows Phone brings
together the best of Microsoft with the same modern look and feel, including
Bing, Office, Xbox and Skype, for a rich customer experience. In addition, the
Windows Phone Store includes more than 160,000 apps to choose from, with
hundreds added daily.

”We are excited to be bringing the most personal smartphone experience to
Sprint customers this summer,” said Terry Myerson, corporate vice president,
Microsoft Windows Phone Division. “With compelling hardware from HTC and
Samsung, coupled with unlimited 4G LTE from Sprint, these Windows Phones will
offer the complete package.”

Must-Have Features from HTC

Music-lovers will appreciate the amazing sound capability of HTC 8XT with HTC
BoomSound™, introducing for the first time on Windows Phone 8 dual
front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier that brings people
closer to their music, videos and games they love. In addition, Beats Audio™
enables studio-quality sound, so listeners hear music the way the artist
intended with unique audio tuning that delivers thundering bass, soaring
midrange and crisp highs. And HDR recording uses advanced dual microphones and
audio processing to capture clean, rich sound that is worthy of
high-definition video.

“Inspired by the design that won the prestigious ‘red dot award: product
design 2013,’ the new HTC 8XT brings a truly crafted smartphone with brilliant
color, soft-to-the-touch texture and tapered design to be comfortable in the
hand,” said Mike Woodward, president North America, HTC Corporation. “A
pleasure to hold and a pleasure to hear, the front-facing stereo speakers are
a first for a Windows Phone and deliver sounds that demand to be heard.”

HTC 8XT is also ideal for photo buffs with an 8-megapixel main camera with
autofocus and LED flash, and a front-facing 1.6-megapixel camera. The main
camera takes great photos in bright-light and low-light situations, and the
ability to shoot video and take still pictures simultaneously. It also offers
multishot burst mode to help capture the best picture of a moving photo
subject, and a dedicated Windows Phone camera button to open the camera
quickly, even when the phone is locked or sleeping, so users never miss an
opportunity to capture life’s most important moments.

Inside the beautiful HTC 8XT is a Qualcomm^® Snapdragon™ 400 processor with
1.4GHz dual-core CPUs supporting 4G LTE and 1080p video capture, 1GB RAM, 8GB
ROM memory, microSD™ memory card slot with support for up to 64GB memory
cards, a crisp 4.3-inch display, Wi-Fi^®, Bluetooth^®, GPS support and
1,800mAh lithium-ion battery.

Advanced Features from Samsung

ATIV S Neo will offer a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, microSD memory
card slot, international roaming, 4.8-inch high-definition display, Wi-Fi and
2,000mAh lithium-ion removable battery. Sharing is easier than ever with ATIV
S Neo featuring ATIV Beam using near field communication (NFC) to share
photos, music and video with other Windows Phone 8 and select Android™
devices. ATIV S Neo includes the Samsung exclusive Now feature, which
highlights top news, weather and relevant information at a single glance.

“Samsung is committed to offering smartphones across a variety of platforms
and the rich Windows Phone 8 experience on the ATIV S Neo is a testament to
this effort,” said Kevin Packingham, Samsung Mobile chief product officer.
“The ATIV S Neo makes it easy to stay in-the-know while connecting with
friends, family and colleagues, through new sharing features and powerful
productivity applications.”

Having ATIV S Neo in your pocket means users can do more with their smartphone
camera. It will offer an 8-megapixel main camera with LED flash and a
front-facing 1.9-megapixel camera for video chat. It will include a variety of
camera apps preloaded, including the Beauty Shot mode for smoother looking
skin in headshots, Manga Camera to give pictures a fun twist by turning
friends and family into cartoons, and built-in Photo Editor that allows the
user to edit, color, effect, decorate or share their pictures quickly and
easily.

These smartphones also make it easy for customers to stay productive with
Office Mobile for Windows Phone. With Office Mobile, people can access, view
and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents from anywhere. Plus,
customers can count on Office Mobile to keep content and formatting intact so
documents still looks great when back on a PC, Windows tablet or Mac.

Microsoft Office 365 offered by Sprint is available for small and mid-sized
businesses. It includes Sprint’s unique Carefree Cloud migration and
onboarding assistance, end-user level support, predictable monthly costs with
no up-front infrastructure expenses, pay-as-you-go plans, savings by bundling
all of the necessary tools and advanced options to simplify management
further, all with a single bill and single point of contact. Sprint recently
announced expanded plans available with Office 365, including enhanced audio
conferencing and availability at select Sprint retail stores.

Sprint offers 4G LTE in top summer destinations like Atlanta, Boston, Dallas,
Houston, Los Angeles and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sprint offers 4G LTE service
in 110 markets nationwide and expects to provide 200 million people with LTE
by the end of 2013.

For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout,
visit www.sprint.com/network.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in
software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their
full potential.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline
communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers,
businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 55 million
customers at the end of the first quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for
developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the
first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States;
offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands
including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant
national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1
Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as
the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries,
during the last five years.Newsweekranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and
2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the
highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint
atwww.sprint.com orwww.facebook.com/sprint andwww.twitter.com/sprint.

Specifications and features subject to change.
HTC, the HTC logo and HTC BoomSound are trademarks of HTC Corporation. Beats
Audio is a trademark of Beats Electronics, LLC. All other marks contained
herein are the property of their respective owners.
Samsung and ATIV S are both registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co.,
Ltd.4G LTE when used in connection with Samsung devices refers to the fact
that the devices are capable of operating on Sprint’s 4G LTE network.

^1The American Express Prepaid Reward Card (“Card”) provided in connection
with this Rebate offer is a prepaid Card that is usable at U.S. merchants that
accept American Express Card. Some limitations apply. The Card is not
redeemable for cash (except where required by law) and does not provide ATM
access. Use of Card constitutes acknowledgement that it is given as a reward
and no consideration, value, or money has been paid by the holder to American
Express in exchange for this Card. USE OF CARD IS SUBJECT TO THE CARDHOLDER
AGREEMENT. SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, A $3.00 MONTHLY FEE WILL BE ASSESSED
AGAINST CARD BALANCE, STARTING SIX MONTHS AFTER CARD ISSUANCE, UNLESS FUNDS
ARE EARLIER DEPLETED. For BALANCE, customer service and Cardholder Agreement,
visit americanexpress.com/sprint or call 866-608-3756. Card issued by American
Express Prepaid Card Management Corporation.

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Sprint
Nichole (Cappitelli) Pichardo, 949-748-3364
nichole.pichardo@sprint.com
or
Mark Elliott, 603-621-4511
mark.j.elliott@sprint.com
 
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