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 â€œfuture investmentâ€, 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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