The news lately has been all about Windows Phone 8, but there are a lot of people out there with Lumia 900’s and Titan II’s wondering about WP 7.8. The news was pretty negative when Microsoft first talked about 7,8, but since then we’ve been hearing that it will include many features from WP8. Today there is more good news for the long term picture of 7.8.
Windows Phone VP Terry Myerson talked with TechRadar in an interview and had some things to say about the future of Windows Phone.
“I would expect both platforms to exist for quite some time, from a global point of view. Windows Phone 7.8 devices will span much lower price points than Windows Phone 8 devices, initially, and given the application compatibility across the platforms, it makes the ecosystem stronger to have more device and more price points. We value every 7 and 7.8 customer we have; we’ll continue to work for them as well but it is true that Windows Phone 8 is our future platform.”
That’s good news considering how some people with current devices feel about 7.8. A lot of people felt abandoned, but we think that when 7.8 comes out they’ll see they didn’t lose out on many features.