When I first spotted Pocket-lint’s URL, I thought a project called Notworth was bringing Windows Phone 8 features to existing Windows Phone 7 handsets. Rejoice, you with the shiny new Nokia Lumia 900!
Alas, the story is that it’s not worth it. Oops.
At the Windows Phone Summit, where Apollo - Windows Phone 8 - was revealed, we learned that existing Windows Phones will definitely not receive the meaty upgrade. See, the next wave of Windows Phones will have significantly loftier specs.
Instead, Windows Phone 7.5 owners will have to make do with a watered down version of Windows Phone 8 called Windows Phone 7.8. The big feature confirmed so far is, uhm, a new homescreen.
Speaking to Pocket-lint, Greg Sullivan, senior product manager for Windows Phone, explained: "Support for dual-core multi-processors, new screen resolutions, NFC, removable SD card - this awesome Lumia 900 has none of those features, so doing the work to bring those features to this phone doesn't make sense.
"Instead, what we focused on was making Windows Phone 8 fully exploit the latest generation of hardware, taking the most obvious user changes we are making and bringing that to existing devices."
Er, “doing the work… doesn’t make sense”? Somehow we doubt the Windows Phone Crew (all two of them) will be happy with that explanation, Gregory.
To be fair, what he's actually talking about is the enhanced hardware. You can hardly make the Nokia Lumia 900 dual-core and give it a microSD slot with a software update.