Tag Archives: Windows Phone 8 upgrades

Why I probably won’t buy a Windows Phone 8 device this fall

Let me be clear, I want Windows Phone 8.  And OEMs have introduced some pretty compelling phones with it this fall.  But I think I’m going to keep my new device lust in check.  At least I’m going to try. … Continue reading

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The practical impact of not upgrading older phones to Windows Phone 8

I’m going to leave all (well, most) of the emotion about the lack of upgrades for older phones to Windows Phone 8 on the side and just address the practical impact.  I’m not talking about the potential negative short-term impact … Continue reading

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How will Microsoft keep existing Windows Phone’s “Fresh”?

When queried about Windows Phone 8 upgrades for existing handsets both Microsoft and Nokia officials have deflected the question with comments about supporting existing customers and keeping their experience “fresh”.  The most direct interpretation of these statements is that Windows … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 7.5 will top out at 100,000 apps

Two phone ecosystems, two very different phone experiences.  That’s what the current Smartphone market really looks like.  Apple’s IOS and Google’s Android (fragmented as it is).  Apple ships out updates to its iPhone user base at regular intervals and has, … Continue reading

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Will existing phones be upgradeable to Windows Phone 8?

I’m not going to make some great revelation, as if I know the answer to this question.  I have not asked my sources, and if anyone with irrefutable knowledge of the answer told me then I wouldn’t pass it on.  … Continue reading

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