Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that Windows Phone 7.8 would bring many of the features of Windows Phone 8 to older devices. There is a growing frustration among those who have older devices, with
little nothing coming out of Redmond about the release. Today they furnished TechCrunch with a vague statement.
“We have made no further announcement on this but hope to share more details in the near future.”
Paul Thurrott summed it up best in this blog post aptly titled, “Windows Phone Team: This Is No Way To Treat Early Adopters.”
Can someone help me define the near future. Days, weeks, months? What’s their endgame? Pushing early adopters to new Windows Phone 8 devices? Maybe they should consider offering rebates, similar to what Motorola’s done.