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Microsoft: “No Windows Phone 7 upgrade for Windows Mobile 6.x devices”

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1st March 2010, 10:37 AM   |  #1  
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Article released today, brought to my attention by a friend.

http://apcmag.com/microsoft-no-windo...6x-devices.htm

What do you think?
1st March 2010, 10:42 AM   |  #2  
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Article released today, brought to my attention by a friend.

http://apcmag.com/microsoft-no-windo...6x-devices.htm

What do you think?

Tip for HTC disable 2 buttons with a upgrade ... lol
1st March 2010, 10:43 AM   |  #3  
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Just another example of M$ shafting existing customers, to make them buy a new phone. And I find that quote saying that the HD2 doesn't have certain hardware components to meet the spec, sounds like a crock to me.

Hopefully someone with skill can graft a WinMo 7 on to the HD2, while M$ is too lazy to do it.
1st March 2010, 10:45 AM   |  #4  
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That I frankly don't care, I got my HD2 for what it is and not what it possibly could be.

And that for those who are dying for it there's certainly a >50% chance that even if it doesnt come officially, someone on here will hack it. We have 2004 devices originally on PocketPC2003 running WM6.5 today, and having unofficially made all the steps inbetween... that's definitely very far from what they were originally intended for.
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wtff?? just because the htc hd2 doesn't have the three buttons is not getting the wm7s upgrade? Microsoft just scuppered future sales of the hd2 by doing this, i have my doubts now if ill buy it or not!
1st March 2010, 10:51 AM   |  #6  
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I don't see how the buttons would be the issue...
Call can stays the same
Hang-up stays the same
Back stays the same
Home makes it go back to the windows panels
Windows could be the dedicated search button

I think HTC can upgrade if they wanted to, it just comes down to some executive saying yes/no for money reasons
1st March 2010, 10:53 AM   |  #7  
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That I frankly don't care, I got my HD2 for what it is and not what it possibly could be.

And that for those who are dying for it there's certainly a >50% chance that even if it doesnt come officially, someone on here will hack it. We have 2004 devices originally on PocketPC2003 running WM6.5 today, and having unofficially made all the steps inbetween... that's definitely very far from what they were originally intended for.

Yeah, that would even be better. A WinPhone with 5 buttons, what do you think about that!!

No, just kidding. I think you're right. The HD2 is really well designed. If HTC would just maintain the OS and update the Sense interface on the go, that would be really fine by me.

WinPhone is something for the future, far far ahead. (First wait for the first Winnie-the-Pho 7 generation, then get one when WinPhone 8 comes kicking in)
1st March 2010, 10:57 AM   |  #8  
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I'm not too surprised and not really disappointed. WP7 is looking way too closed for me. I would have given it a try, if the HD2 was upgradeable, but instead I will switch right to an android device (or hopefully there will be an [inofficial] upgrade for the HD2). Looking at the latest handsets with the latest 2.1 version, I really don't see why I should stick with Microsoft, which are screwing their current customers, who kept WM alive.
1st March 2010, 11:07 AM   |  #9  
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I wouldn't give too much about this article. Until now WP7 is by far not released and M$ often told a lot of tings that never came true. The funny thing about that company is the fact, that nobody knows ho is really able to give an official statement. I think you will be able to find more then 10 "official" statements by some M$-people about WP7 within the next months...
And about the THREE buttons - what should that mean? Does WP7 not allow QWERTY-phones? If that was true they would just lose lots of business-users that simply want to have HW-keyboard....
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Im not fussed about whether HD2 gets an upgrade or not.

WHat i am fussed about (if this is true) is the fact that MS will insist upon each of their WP7 series devices having ONLY 3 buttons and no more.

That would truly suck. Having their 3 buttons makes sense but the restriction for putting any more hardware keys onto a device does not.

I guess i will now seriously be thinking about android for my next device.

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