Microsoft Rules out Windows Mobile 7.0 for Current Phones: Phones Too Functional

Usually when you’re looking to upgrade your software and you can’t get the update patch it’s due to outdated hardware of some sort. We accept this and move on.

But today from a Wired article I found the first instance in recent memory of an upgrade being denied for a phone because it was too functional.

From the article, “However, the phone is being ruled out because it has five buttons rather than the three buttons mandated for all Windows Phone 7 Series devices.” And that’s direct from MS’s PR flac department.

Read more on why you don’t want to pick up a Windows Mobile phone right here.