We’ve learned to take these kind of stories with a generous helping of salt. Remember the Microsoft guy who claimed Apollo would come to the existing Windows Phone range? Oops.
However, salt on tongue, we’re hearing - via the magic of semi-official twittering – that there are more features to be announced for Windows Phone 7.8.
A few weeks ago, at the Windows Phone Summit, we learned that the current range of Windows Phone handsets will definitely not be upgraded to Windows Phone 8.
Instead, they’ll receive a watered down version in the form of Windows Phone 7.8.
Following the announcement, Windows Phone 7 developer @kazarindn hit up Microsoft guy Ben Lower via twitter, and Lower had this to say: “remember, the only thing we said today about Windows Phone 7.8 is new start screen. there will be more.”
On a similar note, responding to a question about Windows Phone 7.8 features at some conference or other, Senior Product Manager and WP team member, Larry Lieberman, said: “Maybe. We haven’t announced it yet. All we’ve announced [for Windows Phone 7.8] is the new Start screen at this point. Sorry, nothing new to announce. You’re asking me stuff I can’t answer.”
Windows Phone 8 will introduce phones with loftier specs than the current range of single-core chaps, hence the lack of compatibility. Bad times.