Some folks have held off the purchase of Windows Phone 7 devices simply because they are not sure whether Windows Phone 8 will be available as an update or not in the future. Well, it is time to make an informed decision now that you heard from the horse’s mouth, as Nuno Silva, Microsoft evangelist, shared over an interview that Windows Phone 8 (also known as Apollo) will be arriving on all current handsets as an update in due time.As to the exact dates of Windows Phone 8 updates hitting the various devices, that remains to be seen since plenty of kinks still need to be worked out. Do bear in mind though that while Microsoft did not come up with an official statement to back up Nuno’s statements, whatever was shared should be taken with a grain of salt. Check out the clip with Nuno Silva above for more details.

Needless to say, while current hardware could run on Windows Phone 8, that will still mean some of the other features found in Windows 8 may be be inaccessible – such as support for higher resolution and a speedier performance, thanks to multi-core processors. I guess the saving grace is this: you may not need to make any hardware upgrade at all. With this bit of news out, has it helped nudge you towards making the correct purchase decision, or would you rather wait for a native Windows Phone 8 device?

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