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 arpan on Wed 18th Apr 2012 17:00 UTC 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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