Microsoft should also be honest with people about whether phones they're considering buying today will be able to be upgraded to a minor operating system upgrade in the next several months. Not to do so is arrogance -- and when you've got a 3% market share you can't afford to be arrogant.
If I were considering buy a Windows Phone today, I'd cross it off the list. I'm sure other people feel the same way. Why buy a phone that may not run the newest operating system that will be released in a few months? And why buy from a company that won't answer the most basic question about a phone's capabilities?
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