Windows Phone 8 testing on Lumia 610 and Lumia 800?

 

There has been a lot of talk lately about Windows Phone 8 and if it will be coming to Windows Phone 7 devices currently on the market. There is the yes, and then no, and the maybe... often contradictory information floating around, which leaves us at the point that no one really knows what is going to happen when it comes to upgrading existing devices.

A known distributor of internal Microsoft information, MSnerd, claims that Nokia and Microsoft are currently testing Windows Phone 8 on a Nokia Lumia 610. But, MSnerd states that performance is currently not up to spec at this time - but there is still plenty of time for Microsoft to iron out any kinks in the new OS.

Building on the above information, there is chatter on a Chinese forum, wpxap.com, that states that there is a new Windows Phone 8 device in testing at this moment from Nokia; this should not be a surprise seeing as Nokia is the go-to vendor for Microsoft's mobile OS.

The post is a bit hard to understand, to put it mildly. It states that a Microsoft insider has a Lumia 800 with WP8 installed. The post also states that there are some compatibility issues with some applications but those are in the process of being repaired. Unfortunately, the post is unclear on whether or not Lumia 800s will get an upgrade as the translation is poor, but it does suggest that the Lumia 800 will not be upgraded: “my friend is Lumia 800 WP8 system, do not ask cannot be upgraded”. You can read the post here.

Take all of the information with a grain of salt as we cannot verify what is being said by MSnerd or what is posted on the Chinese forum. Seeing as we know very little about Microsoft's plans for Windows Phone 8, we will take what we can get our hands on. 

Thanks for the tip Foxiefoxie!

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You are misunderstanding.

The post on wpxap.com tell you that his friend in Microsoft uses a Lumia 800 with Windows Phone 8. People shouldn't ask again about you can or not upgrade to Windows phone 8.

He just want to break rumors.

Off topic but, some of the comments (translated using google translate) are funny...
"Your sister noted, weak chickens and ducks browser cannabis vine technical support, 213" what does that even mean?! lol.

Back on topic, I hope the Lumia at least does get an update, I've been due an upgrade for a while and I've got my eyes set on the Lumia 800, would suck if it wouldn't get more updates after October.
Suppose XDA could offer a hand?

Dc'1 said,
Back on topic, I hope the Lumia at least does get an update, I've been due an upgrade for a while and I've got my eyes set on the Lumia 800, would suck if it wouldn't get more updates after October.
Suppose XDA could offer a hand?

800 doesn't have FF Camera or Gyroscope.....

“my friend is Lumia 800 WP8 system, do not ask cannot be upgraded
that sounds more to me like the guy is saying "don't ask for the image, my friend will not be giving out his WP8 beta image.

ryuh3d said,
that sounds more to me like the guy is saying "don't ask for the image, my friend will not be giving out his WP8 beta image.

I read it as "do not ask if it can be upgraded". Sounds to me more like he just doesn't want to get bugged about whether or not it's going to get the upgrade. I wouldn't want to post something like that and then have everyone hounding me for answers.

bdsams said,
I think you are missing the point, the Lumia 610 and 800 are current devices running Apollo.

The HTC HD2 was perfectly able to run WP7 still........ no upgrade.

Fritzly said,

The HTC HD2 was perfectly able to run WP7 still........ no upgrade.

No official upgrade that is. But then the HD2 was never sold as a "Windows Phone" like the current 1st and 2nd gen phones are branded.