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Existing devices won’t get Windows Phone 8

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Jun 2012, 13:21

Windows Phone 7.8 has arrived and it’s the final stop for your current Windows Phone. Microsoft can’t deliver the full Windows Phone 8 experience…

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posted on 20 Jun 2012, 17:16

23. dgjr7 (Posts: 8; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)

I own the Radar so I'm good for the update.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 22:55

26. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)

Unfortunate that they won't upgrade it to Windows Phone 8. It's bitter sweet that at least Microsoft will give existing Windows Phone users the Windows Phone 8 experience but it's too bad that it won't support everything. But I feel Windows Phone 7.8 will be enough until my next upgrade and then I can decide if I want to stay on Windows Phone or go back to Android or try something new.

It's great to have choices.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 23:27 2

27. amazinghorse (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)

That's it. I am switching to Android.....My HTC Hotwing is for sure getting the ICS. Wait a minute....You say its not? Screen resolution, processor, and roller ball aren't supported by ICS? Well panty smeared with poo. Well then, I will use my super yo iPhone 4. It looks identical to the current model so it should get all of the new goodies, right? No? AARRRGGGHHH!!! Fine. I am going to get the "new" Blackberry Bold. I looks dope and part of my brain still thinks a good physical keyboard may come in handy just like the 9MM that I keep loaded under my bed...in case my neighbors start trying bath salts. What? It most likely wont be updated to the Blackberry 10? Well piss on me. What will I do?

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 02:55 1

29. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

life is not fair but Microsoft would be wise to help current windows smart phones trade in their old Windows 7 series smart phone for a brand new windows 8 smartphone this action would
help the current smart phones owners get an advanced windows smart phone and the fame and respect they get from doing this is the best damn advertisement they could ever get to help make a name for their smart phone and get them new smart phone customers

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 04:08 1

31. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

That will never happen because it makes sense to do.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 03:30

30. hanske1967 (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

Does WP 7.8 will have multitasking and Nokia Maps ? This would be, for me, nicer than new start screen.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 04:52

32. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

At least they're honest and not giving existing devices WP8 with less functions.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 09:18

36. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

I hope the Windows Phone 7.8 stopgap wont be the final nail in the coffin for Nokia, as many may hold off buying that Lumia until WP8 comes along. I'm not sure Nokia with all it's eggs in the Windows basket, can buy that much time. I hope that I'm wrong.

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 10:30

37. ryq24 (Posts: 771; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

was thinking which phone to buy last week! lumia 900 or xperia s. settle for xperia s and now just learned its getting the ics upgrade while lumia 900 will not be getting the wp8 upgrade. think i just made the right decision. ;=-}

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