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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Goodbye Microsoft
by benali72 on Wed 18th Apr 2012 18:55 UTC
benali72
Member since:
2008-05-03

After years of suffering under the Microsoft software monopoly for laptops and desktops, I have to say that if MS fails in the smartphone arena, I won't have a problem with that. I'm ready to be abused by Apple and Android makers for awhile, ya know?

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RE: Goodbye Microsoft
by calden on Wed 18th Apr 2012 20:29 in reply to "Goodbye Microsoft"
calden Member since:
2012-02-02

I'll stick with my Galaxy Note for a while, best phone I have ever owned. Everyone I know has a iPhone, never been a fan. No file manager, no decent codecs, UI is startimg to look dated, you can't simply mount the phone as a drive and it's to exspensive for such a small screen, I mean come one 3.5". Plus I don't want to be just another robot consumer who has the same thing everyome has, I like niche.

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RE[2]: Goodbye Microsoft
by Morgan on Thu 19th Apr 2012 02:47 in reply to "RE: Goodbye Microsoft"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

If there was a Sprint CDMA Note, it would be my next phone in a heartbeat. I have a friend/coworker who has one and she absolutely loves it. I helped her get it set up and it was a dream to operate.

Unfortunately since I've decided to stick with Sprint for their excellent service in my area, I'm severely limited on phone choices. When I do switch back to Android later this year or early next year, it will be to whichever "pure Google" phone is available.

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