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post #15 of (permalink) Old 2012-06-20, 04:20 PM
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I noticed Microsoft is promoting that Windows Phone 8 devices will have updates for 18 months......although I'll believe it when I see it (Google promised the same thing to us last year, and nothing's come from that yet).

Another drawback is that apps created specifically for Windows Phone 8 will not run on the older OS, so I could see these devices being made obsolete quicker than something like the original iPad. Given WIndows Phone's overall marketshare, I can't see vendors creating two versions of their app (one for WP8 and the other for WP7).
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