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  1. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    I read that MS will stop supporting WP7 & 8. Does this mean that at 2014 WP8 will be like WP7?
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    04-05-2013 07:49 AM
  2. Visva27's Avatar
    Yes, its dead when the wp8 released. I think wp7x existing users are never going to buy wp8 or WP series. Microsoft once they will release the new WP series they forget all previous series. So people be aware of this.
    04-05-2013 08:48 AM
  3. theefman's Avatar
    Yes, its dead when the wp8 released. I think wp7x existing users are never going to buy wp8 or WP series. Microsoft once they will release the new WP series they forget all previous series. So people be aware of this.
    Stoo spreading FUD, no platform is supported forever.
    gedzum likes this.
    04-05-2013 08:50 AM
  4. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    Yes, its dead when the wp8 released. I think wp7x existing users are never going to buy wp8 or WP series. Microsoft once they will release the new WP series they forget all previous series. So people be aware of this.

    Yeah I have to agree. My windows phone does everything I need it to do. Its great for students and allows me to edit ms word docs on the go. I just don't see much of an appeal so far. Maybe when WP9 will come out, i would get that. Especially if it could suck & blow at the same time.
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    04-05-2013 10:46 AM
  5. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Yes and no. Yes, in the sense that outside of Nokia updating their stuff, I would not expect to see much of anything new from MSFT. WP7 is as mature as it will ever be.

    No its not dead in the sense that it is a mature, functioning platform. I still see people rocking Nexus Ones, EVO 4Gs, iPhone Classics, Droid X2s, and the occasional Palm device out in the wild. As long as the phone still does what works for you, then that's what matters.
    04-05-2013 11:27 AM
  6. Ian Berg's Avatar
    Aside from the factory-installed functions and apps on my Lumia 710 running WP7.8, the only apps that I really need are TuneIn Radio and Kindle. I have another dozen or so apps on the phone that I installed from Marketplace and I have no complaints. I look forward to upgrading to WP8 or WP9 but I'm in no rush.
    04-05-2013 03:13 PM
  7. joelsilva's Avatar
    It's not dead, microsoft is still supporting it and the developers are still working in apps for this version, don't forget the rumours that says that microsoft is working on 7.9 version.
    04-05-2013 06:27 PM
  8. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    I like my phone as is. All I'm saying is don't wave an update or hype up an update in front of my face if your not going to release it. The comment above me regarding / claiming there is another version. I don't want to be bs - ed anymore.
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    04-07-2013 12:23 AM
  9. HNNNNNGHHH's Avatar
    don't forget the rumours that says that microsoft is working on 7.9 version.
    OS-wise , I'm alright with that. If it involves Firmware, forget it. It was hard enough to get my ROM's firmware to run the Bluetooth drivers correctly to use Bluetooth Share and BTFileTransfer with Nokia's latest firmware and I'm certainly not going through that again.

    Anyway, back to the point. I find the rumors that Microsoft or Nokia providing another WP7.x update highly unlikely. (Ignoring the recently pushed 8860 and 8862 builds of WP7.8) The former provided us a half-assed OS update with a costly data bug and only "considered" to fix it once multitudes of users noticed the flaws. A fix was issued weeks later, but problems such as this should never happen, especially when you're trying to calm the anger of us "early beta" WP users.
    04-07-2013 11:32 AM
  10. stylishmobile's Avatar
    There are still enough users who are happy with Windows Phone 7.And I am one of them.
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    04-10-2013 01:15 AM
  11. a5cent's Avatar
    If WP8 did relevant things noticeably better than WP7, I'd be using my L920 more (which is my weekend/camera phone). Heck, even the biggest feature touted for GDR2 is radio support, which my L800 has always had. I'm still using my L800 more often than my L920. I suspect that won't change until Blue.
    04-10-2013 01:49 AM
  12. Orlok1138's Avatar
    Not for me. I'm gonna try to hold out with my L900 till Wp9. Then get I high end wp8, as long as those being upgradeable to 9 still holds true.
    04-10-2013 01:54 AM
  13. Abdul Rahman Noor's Avatar
    Yes and no. Yes, in the sense that outside of Nokia updating their stuff, I would not expect to see much of anything new from MSFT. WP7 is as mature as it will ever be.

    No its not dead in the sense that it is a mature, functioning platform. I still see people rocking Nexus Ones, EVO 4Gs, iPhone Classics, Droid X2s, and the occasional Palm device out in the wild. As long as the phone still does what works for you, then that's what matters.
    Very true!
    I have an old E55 lying around (Symbian s60) and the other day I powered it up and connected to the Nokia Store just to see what was happening. Believe it or not, I actually found a whole bunch of apps that weren't there before - nothing groundbreaking but it still goes to show there are still devs coding even for this platform.

    I guess when a platform truly dies is when everyone stops using it (or no one really adopted it in the first place).
    MSFTisMIA likes this.
    04-10-2013 02:28 AM
  14. HNNNNNGHHH's Avatar
    I'm gonna try to hold out with my L900 till Wp9.
    Added bonus once an unlocked bootloader and a working custom ROM comes in for the Lumia 900 before WP9 debuts. (Highly unlikely, but one can dream, no?)
    04-10-2013 09:40 PM
  15. Squachy's Avatar
    The way the phone world evolves i question why there is so much uproar over updates when they end up just buying the new devices when it gets released anyways.....
    Get new device...get new version...who cares about old one right?
    And its not like the old phone just all of a sudden stops working when the new one is announce/released.....

    But on that note yeah its pretty dead, WP7 has nowhere to go now. WP8 I would think can be upgraded to WP9 due to all the more modern internals and the WP8 kernal change to the more universal NT kernal shared with RT and Win8.
    04-11-2013 01:39 AM
  16. nexus74350's Avatar
    Hi,

    If think WP7 will be dead in september/october not before.

    January : WP7x=81% and WP8=19%
    February :WP7x=74% and WP8=26%
    March : WP7x=69% and WP8=31%
    April : WP7x=57% and WP8=43%

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    04-12-2013 10:11 AM
  17. flapadlr's Avatar
    I decided today that it is and ordered a Lumia 920. No app updates for 7 Phone, few updates. Look at the front page of this site. Ordered one in yellow.
    04-17-2013 10:26 PM
  18. MrSean490's Avatar
    Anyway yes WP7 is going to lose support but I'll still use this particular phone for as long as it works. The thing that will die will probably be the battery so I give the phone probably 5 years before the charge no longer holds long enough to serve a useful purpose
    04-18-2013 02:46 AM
  19. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    WP 7 won't be dead for a while because WP 8 doesn't support all the games created for WP 7. There are still games coming out that at for WP 7 only. And ending the support for both platforms in 2014 isn't making everyone switch.


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    04-18-2013 03:15 PM
  20. stylishmobile's Avatar
    Well WP7 seems like a solid platform but Microsoft needs to throw money to make it succeed as much as iOS or Android.
    04-19-2013 01:51 AM
  21. Ridlah's Avatar
    To be honest windows phone 7 is capable of running native code and i'm mad that they didn't add that in. Additional keyboard languages and screenshot were also features that could have been added. I don't like how Microsoft didn't give us these features and how many users haven't even gotten 7.8, some people have bricked their phones using seveneighter. Also keep in mind that microsoft took down the marketplace for their older windows phones or windows mobile 6.
    04-23-2013 10:06 PM
  22. enduracell's Avatar
    For me if they fix live tiles and update Skype to work in background, I will stay on my lumia710 for at least 2 years
    05-04-2013 02:51 PM
  23. Citizen X's Avatar
    A lot of us are in the United States on contract. For us we pay the same monthly bill whether we upgrade our phone or not. I got my Lumia 900 last year for free on contract. I can usually upgrade in less than 2 years. I would like to have WP 8 but MSFT had to do what they had to do. Anyway the way it looks now really revolutionary stuff will be coming out this holiday season for WP. No matter when you upgrade you always get screwed. If you waited you would have just started your contract and have Lumia 920. In my opinion the 920 doesn't blow the 900 out of the water. Some very interesting things are rumored to be surfacing later this year. There are going to be some jealous 920 owners out there.

    Is WP 7 dead? In the US it soon will be. I am irritated because I too noticed the new apps coming out that have no WP 7 equivalent. But it is literally going to be a matter of months before I get a WP 8 phone on contract. The people I feel for are in the foreign markets who bought the phone outright. It really would have made more sense to wait for the 920. But for contract people? Who cares? I'm not going to sit around paying full contract price for 8 months waiting on a 920. I'll get a Lumia 900 and start burning through my contract. 8 months is long time.
    05-11-2013 11:52 AM
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