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]: Foolish
by bassbeast on Thu 19th Apr 2012 09:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Foolish"
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But if an OS updates and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound? unlike those other two examples what WinPhone has never had is APPS, and if they stick those that were foolish enough to actually believe in their product with an OS that will only get security updates while all the new devices and marketing and buzz goes to Win 8? Then they might as well not bother as anyone who bought it is basically gonna end up with a really expensive paperweight.

Frankly the ONLY ones I think that are gonna win on this whole deal is the geeks, hopefully when Win 8 comes out (which i predict will be Vista II, but that's another story) then the WinPhone devices will probably end up on places like Woot! at touchpad firesale prices. Hopefully somebody will hack together an Android that will run on them, if not I'd pay say $100 for an unlocked Lumia even if the OS is dead.

But if anyone has any doubts Ballmer is a bad CEO and doesn't understand the market here ya go, a perfect example. Yeah lets shoot Nokia right in the face when they are struggling by making sure nobody will touch winPhone with a 50 foot pole for fear they'll get an expensive paperweight. Hey while you're at it you'll infuriate those that bought your devices so much they'll NEVER buy another WinMobile, what a bright idea! I'm just glad when my dad needed a new smartphone i talked him out of a WinPhone for Android, at least with Droid if the carrier stops supporting it you still have a shot at CynogenMod, anybody who bought one of these is gonna end up with a very expensive paperweight and a serious case of buyer's remorse. what a dumb move MSFT, dumb move.

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