After Windows Phone 8 leak, Microsoft needs to reassure Windows Phone 7 buyers their phones are upgradable

Some have speculated that the recent Windows Phone 8 information was a controlled leak, to reassure the market that Microsoft was still in the game.

I am however relatively sure it is not, due to the very real Osborne effect the news is having on Microsoft’s current handsets.  I have come across many comments over the last 2 days of people saying “I was going to buy a Nokia Lumia 900, but now I am going to wait to see what Nokia can do with Windows Phone 8”.

The danger is seriously disappointing sales which suck the momentum that is slowly building in Marketplace and with Nokia’s new offerings.

The damage is already done for those who insist on waiting for HD screened handsets, but for the majority who are merely not wanting to buy a handset which will not run the latest OS in a mere 9 months Microsoft can do a lot simply by announcing that current generation handsets will be upgradable to Windows Phone 8.

As long as the silence continues doubt will grow, and sales will  suffer.

Are our readers hesitant to upgrade to pre-apollo handsets, and would you be reassured if you knew they were upgradable? Let us know below.

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