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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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by cdude on Thu 21st Jun 2012 09:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
cdude
Member since:
2008-09-21

Its not NFC that makes the difference between WP7 and WP8. Nobody would really care if Lumia gets a WP8 upgrade that doesnt support NFC cause the device does not.

Its also not the smaller tiles that come with WP7.8 that make the difference between WP7 and WP8.

Its the market, the software that will only run on WP8 but not on WP7. Its all the software that is still missing and incomplete for WP7 that you cannot run on your 6 months old device. Its that once WP8 came out the small set of developers jump ship and leave WP7 behind what means no new software, no software upgrades any longer. Its IE10 which is there for WP8 but not for WP7. Its Office which is there for WP8 but not for WP7. And so on.

WP7 will be dead the moment WP8 comes out. Cause Lumia cannot be upgraded Lumia will be dead the moment WP8 comes out. That is in just some months. Lumia900 has a life-time of less then 6 months!

Edited 2012-06-21 09:36 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by dsmogor on Thu 21st Jun 2012 12:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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2005-09-01

WP7 is now more obsolete than Symbian, how funny ;) .

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RE[4]: Comment by Drumhellar
by cdude on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 14:16 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Indeed true. All the applications that are written for Pureview and following devices run on my N8. My N8 just got its Belle update and continues to be supported as long as there is a Nokia whereas the Lumia 900 flagship is essential dead already.

I do not wonder Elop already admit that Q2, Q3 and Q4 will be even more worse then Q1 was.

Edited 2012-06-22 14:17 UTC

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