The Windows Phone folks at Microsoft managed to raise my expectations and failed completely to deliver.
I tried for one last time updating two Windows Phone 7 devices I have here (mine and wife's) to the latest 7.8 release and again Zune says both are up to date and no updates are available. This is when Windows Phone 7.8 has been available for almost four weeks here in New Zealand.
Seeing that Microsoft persisted with the crappy experience in the Windows Phone ecosystem - taking this same "managed release" idea to Windows Phone 8, I just removed Zune from my laptop and won't bother updating the old handsets. And when they die we will just replace them with something that, you know. works.
If only they actually treated Windows Phone updates as serious business and delivered these instead of playing around.
As for my Nokia Lumia 920 (the one I use as my day phone), I will continue to use it. If anything happens then this too will be replaced with something else that just works. It might even have something happening by "accident" to this handset if I just get worked up enough.
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