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 Heard on Wed 18th Apr 2012 17:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Of course!"
Heard
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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[4]: Of course!
by gmlongo on Thu 19th Apr 2012 15:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Of course!"
gmlongo Member since:
2005-07-07

The number of iPhones and Android devices sold has little bearing on whether or not the Lumia 900 is selling well.

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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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RE[4]: Of course!
by phoehne on Fri 20th Apr 2012 12:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Of course!"
phoehne Member since:
2006-08-26

That's something a lot of people ignore. When a phone is in demand it is not discounted. It is discounted to help boost sales when sales start to slow. Or an old model is continued to attract price conscious consumers.

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