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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RE[2]: Of course!
by imaginant on Wed 18th Apr 2012 15:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Of course!"
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This is not about hating or being a fanboy, and only a little about being insulting. It is more about being deceptive. Deception is just a form of lying. Lying to customers is at best unwise, if not incredibly stupid. Selling a phone which Microsoft and all associated parties, know will be obsolete in 6-months, but hide that fact, is just plain wrong. There is no hate in this, but there is karma, and karma is immutable. This is why posters are saying (in various iterations) that Microsoft will see a big backlash on this one. And yes, Microsoft and all associated parties did and do know the phone will be obsolete, regardless of what they say.

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