- 05-10-2012, 12:48 AM #1
The growing uproar regarding present windows phones not receiving Apollo is building. So my question is what would it take to turn the whole issue around and give WP a shot in the arm that would be truly innovative. I have a solution that should please almost everyone who really wants the new phones. Offer a one time and one time only deal to cancel all contracts that have less than a year remaining if you upgrade to an Apollo device.
- 05-10-2012, 05:08 AM #4
Here I have an issue, there has never been a time in my memory which goes back to the original windows OS that a software company, any software company introduced a new OS and then upgraded the old OS? Contracts are not etched in stone, I upgraded to a smartphone without having to extend my contract at ATT. ATT has a new LTE network. How are they going to entice users who can not take advantage of the network without devices that will be able to work properly on the network?
How can you offer new features like NFC as an Apollo option when our current devices are not hardware capable? Apollo has to be Apollo, support what we have yes but anything more that even hints of a Apollo subset is failure.
As to pleasing everyone that was not my intention, I said almost everyone who really wants the new phones.
- 05-10-2012, 05:25 AM #5
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- 05-10-2012, 09:53 AM #8
I personally see it as a spit in the face of the current user base. I just dont see us not getting at least an apollo lite of some sort. That 2% they currently have will dissipate into thin air if they dont. i currently love mango but i would like a device i just spend alot of money to get the same treatment as all the other new phones.
- 05-10-2012, 11:29 AM #9
worst case , current phones dont get the update , we **** off a few existing clients (us) .. and make MILLIONS of new clients happy...
ether way ... not a big deal .
and canceling contracts , the ONLY way that could happen is if the OEM or MS paid off the canceling fees for allt he clients ( cancel fees = credits given on phone normally ) that's 200-400$ a client...
not gona happen.
- 05-10-2012, 01:07 PM #12
Just because a new update comes out doesn't mean your phone will stop working. Microsoft is executing their vision. They had to get something out ASAP to at least be in the market so retooling Windows CE was the fastest route. Then they could work on Windows 8 across the board for all device types.
Two years ago when Apple stopped supporting my iPhone 3G I didn't cry about it. I won't cry if my Lumia 900 doesn't get updated.
I'd rather have a working Lumia in it's current state than for MS to try and shoehorn WP8 to work on the old devices and have a bad experience. Exactly the reason why my iPhone 3G never upgraded to iOS 4; it did not work well on the old hardware and ruined the experience.
- 05-10-2012, 01:55 PM #13
I am not saying the phone will stop working but I will say if they can't get Apollo onto 1 year old devices they will have damaged their brand to the point that 2% market share will seem like they are flushed with customers.
- 05-10-2012, 02:49 PM #14
People should calm down but they won't,I don't see what the big deal is. Apple can be silent on things regarding the iPhone but it's a crime when MS does it. MS wants to succeed in mobile and they know what they have to do, and they're doing it. It's likely that Gen 1 devices such as the HD7 won't get the update but it is very unlikely that Gen 1.5 devices such as the titan 2 and lumia 900 won't get the update.
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