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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Think Clearly, Not Different
by tomcat on Sat 23rd Jun 2012 17:36 UTC
tomcat
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2006-01-06

This is no different than Apple offering its previous models as low-end phones. Those older models won't run the new OS, so anybody complaining about this strategy is either out of step with how the industry works or in denial.

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RE: Think Clearly, Not Different
by tony on Sun 24th Jun 2012 19:54 in reply to "Think Clearly, Not Different"
tony Member since:
2005-07-06

This is no different than Apple offering its previous models as low-end phones. Those older models won't run the new OS, so anybody complaining about this strategy is either out of step with how the industry works or in denial.


it's actually a lot different. it would be no different if at wwdc apple said that iOS 6 would only run on the iPhone 5. but iOS 6 will run on phones all the way to 3GS I believe.

Microsoft made a bold/blundering move by saying not even te best wm phone you can buy today, te flagship phone (Lumia) will run their flagship OS.

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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

"This is no different than Apple offering its previous models as low-end phones. Those older models won't run the new OS, so anybody complaining about this strategy is either out of step with how the industry works or in denial.


it's actually a lot different. it would be no different if at wwdc apple said that iOS 6 would only run on the iPhone 5. but iOS 6 will run on phones all the way to 3GS I believe.
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No, you're wrong about that. The experience of iOS 6 on lower-end iPhone models is pretty much unusable/unstable, and Apple doesn't recommend or endorse it. Which is pretty much the same situation with WP8.

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