It seems while we were all worried whether our Windows Phone 7 handsets will be upgraded to Windows Phone 8, Portuguese readers were already reassured some time ago.
In this video interview by Zwame, a Portuguese mobile forum, with Microsoft Evangelist Nuno Silva, Nuno rather explicitly makes it clear that all current Windows Phone 7 will receive the Windows Phone 8 upgrade.
The conversation goes as follows:
Q: In terms of devices, who today have one is it expectable that…
A: What Microsoft said/stated and what I’m allowed to tell you is that all actual devices will get upgrade to the next major version of Windows Phone (weÂ´re talking about Apollo)
Q: When you say actual devices. Are all that came out to market?
A: Are all that came out. Since the first generation that were bought. The LGs and SAMSUNGs.. OMNIA 7 which were the first devices with Windows Phone reaching the market.
This may be as official as it gets for some time, but hopefully this admission will prompt Microsoft to make an official announcement.
Thanks Pedro for the tip.