Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jun 2012 18:38 UTC
Windows So, Windows Phone 7.5. I love it - warts and all. It has its issues, but it's so distinctive and fun it's pretty hard to not like it. So, for me, those three other people, and that cow, Microsoft today announced Windows Phone 8. It brings lots of cool new features, is built upon the Windows NT kernel and shares much of its lower levels with Windows 8, and oh, not a single current Windows Phone 7 device will be upgraded to it.
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Users hardly screwed ...
by cookieninja on Wed 20th Jun 2012 19:16 UTC
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High end phone users upgrade every 18-24 months on average, so I hardly think existing users are screwed, their phone will be Ok for much if their contract as app developers won't want to disregard the existing userbase until wp8 userbase is significantly larger.

If anyone's screwed, it's nokia because their new OS is now the "burning" platform lol! How will their remaining loyal customers react to a 3rd platform change (symbian, meego, wp7.5)? Will nokia's wp7 mobile sales tank like symbian's did?

It's increasingly clear that wp7 was launched before it was ready, just like windows 8 (based on views expressed by people who have tried ). Have a feeling it's a case of too little too late in their efforts to catch Apple, who seem like 1 step away from becoming a major force in TVs & Console domination as well!

Edited 2012-06-20 19:25 UTC

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