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: Of course!
by gmlongo on Wed 18th Apr 2012 16:10 UTC in reply to "Of course!"
gmlongo
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2005-07-07

Except, by most reports, the Lumia 900 is selling very well...

It is strange to see so many anti-WP7 articles on the web lately considering that with the launch of the Lumia 900, WP7 is finally gaining awareness with the average consumer.

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RE[2]: Of course!
by skandalfo on Wed 18th Apr 2012 16:22 in reply to "RE: Of course!"
skandalfo Member since:
2010-04-07

Except, by most reports, the Lumia 900 is selling very well...


Citation needed?

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RE[2]: Of course!
by glarepate on Wed 18th Apr 2012 16:27 in reply to "RE: Of course!"
glarepate Member since:
2006-01-04

Except, by most reports, the Lumia 900 is selling very well...


Same as with the 800, eh? Except now the guidance from Nokia says that the Lumia line only sold 2 million units and that is part of why their earnings will be negative this quarter.

It is strange to see so many anti-WP7 articles on the web lately considering that with the launch of the Lumia 900, WP7 is finally gaining awareness with the average consumer.


Click trollers will use anything that has a buzz to it to get page hits. The increased awareness is part of what makes it work for them.

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RE[2]: Of course!
by arpan on Wed 18th Apr 2012 17:00 in reply to "RE: Of course!"
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

If the Lumia 900 is selling well, then doesn't this news make it worse. Considering that Windows 7 was selling very poorly, that would mean that when Apollo is released, 75%+ of the phones that will be abandoned will be less than a year old. And the most popular models (800 & 900) are over $500 or come with 2 year commitments.

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RE[3]: Of course!
by gmlongo on Thu 19th Apr 2012 15:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Of course!"
gmlongo Member since:
2005-07-07

Who said they will be abandoned? Not getting WP8 is a TOTALLY different thing than being abandoned. One thing MS does, and does well, is support their software.

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RE[2]: Of course!
by Heard on Wed 18th Apr 2012 17:38 in reply to "RE: Of course!"
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RE[3]: Of course!
by jnemesh on Wed 18th Apr 2012 23:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Of course!"
jnemesh Member since:
2008-04-08

They are saying it "sold out"...well, how many phones, exactly, is that? 1 million? 2? Not 4 million, then it would have been all over the news, since that is what Apple achieved with the 4s over it's initial weekend. So we have a low number shipped to retailers so they can say "WOW! We sold out! Look how great we are!" When in reality, they are probably being BURIED, even in the US. Since there are over 850,000 Android devices activated EVERY DAY, plus God only knows how many iPhones...how many will Microsoft and Nokia have to sell to even make a DENT in their abysmal 2.5% market share?

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RE[3]: Of course!
by cyrilleberger on Fri 20th Apr 2012 06:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Of course!"
cyrilleberger Member since:
2006-02-01

They are practically giving the Lumia 900 away for free, anything else but exhaustion of stock would have been worse than total failure.

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