1. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    Somebody mentioned in another thread that they think the real reason we aren't getting WP8 is that Microsoft didn't make any money on it.

    So, the question comes up. If Ballmer, or whoever, came up to you and asked for... say... 50$ and you'd get the full Windows Phone 8 experience, would you agree to it?
    10-31-2012 12:12 PM
  2. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    No, I didn't really care about 7.8 to begin with. I was already planning to get a new phone anyway because I wanted better hardware.
    10-31-2012 12:45 PM
  3. wamsille's Avatar
    Somebody mentioned in another thread that they think the real reason we aren't getting WP8 is that Microsoft didn't make any money on it.

    So, the question comes up. If Ballmer, or whoever, came up to you and asked for... say... 50$ and you'd get the full Windows Phone 8 experience, would you agree to it?
    Simple, no.

    We aren't sporting Android devices here. No one is saying I'll make compromise X to have feature Y. I wouldn't be surprised if someone out there thought about and perhaps even figured out a way to get most if not all of the features of WP8 on a custom ROM. However, the point of WP8 and new hardware is to further the OS and get wider adoption. Yeah, we're going to make money on this says Microsoft. What business isn't out to make money?
    10-31-2012 01:48 PM
  4. a5cent's Avatar
    I would pay for it, but that isn't the reason we aren't getting WP8 (neither is hardware incompatibility).
    10-31-2012 01:50 PM
  5. inteller's Avatar
    arguably the 820 is very close to the 900 in terms of specs, with the CPU being the main difference. When XDA figures out a way, they will have that ROM running flawlessly on the 900.

    I would pay for a proper update, it seems like fleecing but whatever. 7.8 is just window dressing.
    10-31-2012 02:06 PM
  6. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    I don't think they'd actually do it.

    I was just asking a hypothetical.
    10-31-2012 02:15 PM
  7. inteller's Avatar
    Nokia at the very least should do something like this:

    Motorola details trade-up program, updates Jelly Bean rollout schedule

    $100 is a pittance but it would be worth the good will and guarantee they would go to new Nokias instead of HTC or Samsungs.
    10-31-2012 02:18 PM
  8. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Nokia at the very least should do something like this:

    Motorola details trade-up program, updates Jelly Bean rollout schedule

    $100 is a pittance but it would be worth the good will and guarantee they would go to new Nokias instead of HTC or Samsungs.
    Didn't HTC do one awhile back?
    10-31-2012 02:19 PM
  9. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I would not pay for WP8 on my current device, but I would probably consider upgrading to a new device if I received a trade-in offer.
    10-31-2012 02:22 PM
  10. inteller's Avatar
    not for Windows Phone devices that I'm aware of. But if you send in an LG Quantum for repair the bastards will give you an Android phone of some sort I hear.
    10-31-2012 02:23 PM
  11. SnailUK's Avatar
    Don't think so.

    My HD7 is getting very long in the tooth. Compared to modern phones its a slow brick, with a useless camera.
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    10-31-2012 02:52 PM
  12. HeyCori's Avatar
    I just paid for Windows 8 so I wouldn't have any reservations about paying for WP8. However, I'd wait to see how sluggish WP8 would be on my 900.
    11-01-2012 01:50 AM
  13. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    I just paid for Windows 8 so I wouldn't have any reservations about paying for WP8. However, I'd wait to see how sluggish WP8 would be on my 900.
    That's probably the route I would go, if I were to pay at all.

    I'm iffy, I'd have to first see how well 7.8 fits my needs.
    11-01-2012 11:35 AM
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