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I got this email from microsoft this evening at work and was slightly annoyed. I have a HTC HD2 with wm6.5 and am very happy with it. I tried phone 7 and it caused notes traveler to crash. Now they are trying to get me to move. This is the second email about wm6.5, in the first they "advised" me to upgrade to phone 7 for better application compatibly. Now I am a Microsoft fan but this is quite annoying.
What are your thoughts on this issue?

Here is the email they sent me(about the marketplace and My phone service)
Quote:
Shut-down of Windows Marketplace for Mobile Web Site and My Phone Service Notification

June 8, 2011
Dear Windows Mobile 6.x customer:

Microsoft will be discontinuing the My Phone service for Windows Mobile 6.x. We will also be discontinuing the Windows Marketplace for Mobile web site. Because you may be affected, please review the details below:

Windows Marketplace for Mobile Web Site To Be Discontinued

The Windows Marketplace for Mobile web site at http://marketplace.windowsphone.com will no longer be available starting on July 15, 2011. After July 15, 2011, you will no longer be able to browse, buy or download applications for Windows Mobile 6.x phones via the Windows Marketplace for Mobile web site.

The Windows Marketplace for Mobile service will continue to be available on your phone, however. You will continue to be able to browse, buy and download applications for Windows Mobile 6.x on your phone.

My Phone To Be Discontinued

On August 7, 2011, the My Phone service will stop saving content from phones to the My Phone service. If you rely on the My Phone service to back-up the content on your Windows Mobile 6.x phone, you will be affected.

Starting on August 7, 2011, Microsoft will begin moving your My Phone content to Windows Live SkyDrive. SkyDrive is Microsoft's free online storage service that helps you access and share your files such as photos and Microsoft Office documents. Contacts, calendar entries, text messages and photos will be moved to SkyDrive for you. Once moved, you will be able to access this content by logging into SkyDrive using the Windows Live ID that you used to register for the My Phone service.

Other content types, including videos, music, documents and favorites will not be moved from My Phone to SkyDrive for you. If you want this content, you must save it from the My Phone service to your local PC.

On October 6, 2011, the My Phone web site at http://www.microsoft.com/myphone will no longer be available. On this date, you will no longer be able to log in to the My Phone service to access your content stored to the My Phone service. Microsoft will continue to store your My Phone content for one (1) year. Physical copies of your content can be shipped to you upon request until October 5, 2012.

Take Action

To learn more about the My Phone service shut-down, including information about your content moving to Windows Live SkyDrive and how to save other content to your local PC, please visit this web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2557520

Microsoft is committed to making this transition easy. In the meantime, we want to sincerely thank you for your use of Windows Mobile 6.x.

-The Windows Phone Team
post #2 of 5
um... a sibling of mine has an HTC HD2 and we both agree its quite a horrible OS, where/how can I upgrade to phone 7. No ROMS.. T-Mobile customer here.

I think its good they're getting rid of 6.5
Edited by blackbuilder - 6/8/11 at 3:32pm
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Originally Posted by blackbuilder;13801587 
um... a sibling of mine has an HTC HD2 and we both agree its quite a horrible OS, where/how can I upgrade to phone 7. No ROMS.. T-Mobile customer here.

I think its good they're getting rid of 6.5

You can't because it doesn't have the "3 buttons" I got a HD7 free from O2, now it sits with the rest of the phones in a drawer
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You can't because it doesn't have the "3 buttons" I got a HD7 free from O2, now it sits with the rest of the phones in a drawer

You can, with mods. HD2 is a very versatile phone; it can load WP7, Android, Linux and Windows if you follow the guides.
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Time to move on.... Microsoft is doing the right thing, getting rid of the old and in with the new.
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