Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Apr 2012 13:54 UTC
Windows If you ever needed any proof it's anything but roses ans sunshine over at Microsoft's Windows Phone division, it's this. The next version of Windows Phone, WP8, will run on the NT kernel, which marks a pretty substantial departure from the current release. This raises the question: will current handsets be upgradeable to WP8? First, Microsoft indicated no. Then they said yes (interview retracted). And now, they're saying no again.
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Foolish
by arpan on Wed 18th Apr 2012 14:12 UTC
arpan
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Microsoft is really foolish to not confirm that the next version will run on current phones like the Lumia 900. There's no way I'm spending $600+ on a phone that won't be supported for even a year.

On the other hand, if they are really going to drop support for current phones in Apollo, then they are even more foolish. Spitting on your fan base is not the way to make a failing platform successful.

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