02/03/2010

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

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

Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7 to a hungry market at Barcelona last month. It now seems that current Windows Mobile users wont be in-line for an upgrade and MS are only going to target new phones.

Even the HTC Touch HD2 which has a 1GHz CPU, accelerated graphics, capacitive touch screen and 5MP camera wont fit the bill as it has 5 buttons instead of the obligatory 3 for the new reference Windows Phone 7 specification though MS has said there are other hardware issues.

Windows Mobile 6.5 will continue to be supported and there will be a 6.5.3 release which will increase usability and stability and it will be known as Windows Phone Classic aimed at the budget smartphone market and for users with legacy WinMob 6.5 applications.

Though Windows Phone 7 does look nice, will it be good enough to fend of Apple and especially Android?
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