If phones are the future of Windows RT, where does that leave WP8 for long term support?

http://techreport.com/news/25396/phablets-could-be-the-future-for-windows-rt

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/20/4751402/microsoft-future-of-windows-rt-phones-terry-myerson

Could this mean another Windows Phone 7 like drop in support when RT takes over WPs role?