Only Windows Phone 8 Will Receive In-app Purchase Support, Microsoft Says

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Baer

I LOVE my WP7 phone for a number of reasons but I can not get a Win Phone 8 with Verizon and MS keeps on abandoning those of use who invest in their products. I now have two devices that I really like that MS seems to have abandoned, My WP7 and my Windows home server. I am also a stockholder as well as a customer and I am not happy about this.
The same goes for Verizon,again, a customer and a stockholder. All my employees use Verizon but there will be no iPhone toys for us, we like WP 7 but Verizon keeps pushing Android on us.
These two companies may loose our business if this continues.

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Peanut Fox

I'd blame Microsoft more than Verizon. Microsoft should be doing more to get they're products in the lime light. They may not be making a huge push right now and just saving their marketing push for when they launch Windows Phone 8.

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Baer

Except, while I was at CES when the Lumina was being released I spoke with higher ups at both compoanies. The impression I got was that MS was ready to release a WP 7 Lumina if they wanted it for Verizon and the impression I got from Verizon was that they were comitted to Droid. I did not get warm and fuzzy feelings from Verizon about introducing a new WP.
Perhassps just what I read into my discussions but I went back and asked the same questions again the next day to different people and got the same impression.
Again, just my impression based on interviewing and then having a business discussion with both of them.

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Peanut Fox

Verizon probably isn't interested in offering support. I don't think any of the big four service providers are. However, all of them bent over backwards to get an iPhone on their networks because they sold very well, and are a big deciding factor for people who wanted the device. The iPhone was and is a lusty product, and Microsoft devices aren't. This is a huge problem for Microsoft, not Verizon.

It sucks that there's not a lot of choice for who you can buy a Windows Phone from, but I can't honestly say Microsoft has done anything to change that.

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Peanut Fox

So you're left with having to buy Microsoft space bucks in order to make use of in app purchases. This would ensure that developers couldn't put up an app for free and recoup a larger amount of funds with an in app purchasing model.

Can't say I'm in love with the idea.

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loozer

WP7 is finally dead. I wonder how long it will take for the same to happen for WP8?

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