A Developer Evangelist Farted In The Woods–The Blogosphere Goes Crazy: That WP8 Coming to All WP7’s Thing Is a Fart in the Wind
So a Microsoft Developer Evangelist in Portugal stated that Windows Phone 8 was coming to all Windows Phones, even first generations phones and almost without qualification that has spread throughout the blogosphere as gospel. This wasn’t Ballmer making the statement. Wait, it wasn’t even a Microsoft spokesman. In fact this is someone who Tweets and blogs sporadically at best and there’s little history or track record for this guy.
But the story is great. I mean, it’s what we want to hear so we talk about it and we don’t analyze it. We let you guys analyze it and spread it like it’s fact. It may in fact prove to be entirely true. It may prove to be false. But in any event, the word of Nuno Silva is not the official word of Microsoft.
Now I sincerely hope that this is true. I want to believe it. In fact if it is true I’ll go buy a Lumia 900 right now (otherwise I’m holding out for a Windows Phone 8 certified device – whatever the hell that is). But for now this is link bait. A great sound bite but not a lot of actual verifiable news unfortunately.
It is a lesson for Microsoft that if this is true they should be talking about it since I think it helps sales a lot and their silence speaks volumes for me…
“It is a lesson for Microsoft that if this is true they should be talking about it since I think it helps sales a lot and their silence speaks volumes for me…”
And what makes you think Microsoft wasn’t behind this. What do they call it, “culpable deniability”. Just in case things don’t work out in the finial build (it will, don’t worry) they have a back door. But it will create a bunch of positive chatter.
By asking me to prove that this was a leak is backwards, no? I mean, there’s nothing indicating this is highly credible. I can as you to give me one reason to think this low level evangelist is speaking fact or an intentional leak. I think he’s too low level. MS would do better with digitimes as a source if they want a ‘leak’ 😉
That’s my point. Low enough in the chain to not know what to make of it. But it makes great headlines. And in today’s world, that’s about all people read these days. And Microsoft response is perfect, “no comment”.
Any news, good or not so good, is usually good for business. Plane crashes, no. But rumors, always.
The Verge is now reporting there is no upgrade path because it’s a new OS core. That logic doesn’t make sense for me…I mean the core OS changes on my PC and it updates. It’s all garbage non sourced ‘news’
Right now I think “verge” might be pulling its hair. 😉