That maybe indicative of the new business model they are going to announce? As we all are expecting w10 to be dramatically less(free) in many ways. Then yes it makes sense if you what to stay on 7...
One thing on the pen.
I don't have a need to use it either but the one thing that has made it useful is, often on the go ( in car ie stopped ) the pen is a fanastic for accessing...
is this the fast 10% of testers issues only?
530? well I think the issue is just perspective
for the US a lot of these phones are sub $100
for a lot of places a $80 phone is like us buying a $800 phone so the $10 difference is...
From a upgrade perspective wp8. 60% have upgraded so thats pretty good.