Owners of Windows Phone 7.5-rockin’ handsets like the Nokia Lumia 900 were left reeling when Microsoft announced that they wouldn’t be upgraded to Windows Phone 8.
Worse still, there was no mention of the consolation prize, Windows Phone 7.8, at the recent Windows Phone 8 launch. But dry those tears, Mango guy, as we finally have a Windows Phone 7.8 release date. Of sorts.
Microsoft has finally – finally – opened up about Windows Phone 7.8, with a lengthy post on the official Windows Phone Blog.
Browsing through the comments, people don’t appear to be particularly happy with the Windows Phone 7.8 news. It probably doesn’t help that the post begins by describing how excited Microsoft is about Windows Phone 8.
Furthermore, there’s not a great deal in the post about Windows Phone 7.8 features. We already know it’ll have a Windows Phone 8-style homesceen; tell us something we don’t know.
How about, uhm, double the number of theme and accent colours? And, er, new lock screen features, such as the option to automatically display the Bing Picture of the Day?
The post concludes: “We know you’re eager to get the Windows Phone 7.8 update, and we want you to know that we’re working closely with our hardware and carrier partners to get it tested, approved, and rolled out to as many devices as possible in early 2013.”
That sounds suitably vague.
Any Windows Phone 7.5 users out there? How do you feel about the Windows Phone 7.8 fiasco?