Windows Phone roadmap looking a bit empty

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Mary Joe Foley from the ZDNet All about Microsoft blog has been given a Microsoft roadmap intended for Microsoft partners, dating from 22nd December 2011.

The Windows Phone segment does not give much information, but does indicate “future investment”, probably Windows Phone 8,  will become generally available at the start of Q4 2012.

After that we can expect the cadence of releases to continue at a yearly rate into the future.

While some have complained that yearly is just too slow for Windows Phone to be competitive, I think this does depend on the size of the updates. With Windows Phone 8 expected to be a massive update, and of course Mango a year earlier being pretty significant also, I think yearly is not too bad after all.

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