Microsoft Confirms 2013 Release For Windows Phone 7.8

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freggo

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Why would they use a Version 7.8 for that. Isn't that creating more confusion to end users that you would want?
I mean all day long we get bombarded with Win 8 this and Win 8 that...
and then out of a sudden there is a Phone with Windows 7.8 on it.
Sounds like last years model being unloaded to the uninformed masses.



 

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Some Microsoft press stooge forgot that MS is killing the Windows Phone 7 platform by making it un-updateable to Windows Phone 8 .

The only logical market for Windows 7.8 is the waste bin. Unless Microsoft believes it can sucker OEMs to make WP 7.8 phones.
 

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[citation][nom]fnh[/nom]Some Microsoft press stooge forgot that MS is killing the Windows Phone 7 platform by making it un-updateable to Windows Phone 8 .The only logical market for Windows 7.8 is the waste bin. Unless Microsoft believes it can sucker OEMs to make WP 7.8 phones.[/citation]

Its an update for people who already have a Win Phone 7.
 

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[citation][nom]boogalooelectric[/nom]Its an update for people who already have a Win Phone 7.[/citation]"The Redmond-based company also confirmed it aims to expand the upcoming OS into more markets by shipping new Windows Phone 7.8 devices globally soon."
 

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The are still android 2.3 phones, there will be new win 7.8 phones in the future. What is strange in that?
Win 7.5 phones are fast and responds quicly to commands. There is very good reason to make these upgrades to those phones!
 

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[citation][nom]hannibal[/nom]The are still android 2.3 phones, there will be new win 7.8 phones in the future. What is strange in that?[/citation]
WP7 phones here start at $150. Perfect for the little tacker that won't stomp panting about a lack of smart phone in his life.
 

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[citation][nom]freggo[/nom]Why would they use a Version 7.8 for that. Isn't that creating more confusion to end users that you would want?I mean all day long we get bombarded with Win 8 this and Win 8 that...and then out of a sudden there is a Phone with Windows 7.8 on it.Sounds like last years model being unloaded to the uninformed masses.[/citation]Wow, comprehension fail. They're not unloading WP7 devices "to the uninformed masses". This is a software update for existing WP7 devices. These WP7 phones lack the memory and CPU horsepower to handle the beefier (NT kernel based) WP8. So for those who own a WP7 device and aren't eligible for an upgrade yet, this is a nice free software update.

They'd rather sell WP8 devices. But they're still releasing updates for WP7 devices. This could also be good for countries where phones are costly. A basic entry-level WP7 phone would be much much cheaper than any WP8 model. So this update is nice for them too.
 
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