The "official" reason this won't happen is the Apollo release includes too many of the new Apollo features are hardware-related. Here's the semi-good news: Microsoft will make available an interim update to all existing Windows Phone users that will bring at least one of the Apollo features to their devices.
In Windows Phone OS 7.
This new user experience includes the addition of a third tile size. Now instead of just medium and large, users also will be able to put small tiles on their start screens. And that empty gutter along the right hand side of the Start Screen will be eliminated, allowing the tiles to cover the entire phone surface.
The screen shot in this post is a prototype of this new UI that all Windows Phone users, whether running Apollo or Mango, will get. Here's the truly good news -- and there's lots of it. Just about all of those previously leaked Apollo features are real and will be part of the platform. Windows Phone 8 will support two new screen resolutions— x and x, in addition to the existing X There will not be a fourth new screen resolution, even though Microsoft did test one.
There are now officially , apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Chase and PayPal apps are "on the way. Even better: Microsoft is committing to make Windows Phone updates available over the air, as of Apollo. And Microsoft is taking steps to stop carriers from failing to deliver updates to users who want them. Starting with Windows Phone 8, every Windows Phone customer has access to every update for 18 months after the device launches, officials said today. They also are still not talking about the delivery date for the product, though rumors of new Windows Phone 8 devices by Q4 seem like they are still on the money.
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