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"Full of win!"
Update remedies early shortcomings, including copy/cut/paste and multitasking deficiencies

Windows Phone 7 is finally here.  The good is that there's lots of hardware varieties to choose from, much like Android.  Also in the good news category is the slick and easy to used polished user interface that comes standard with WP7.  The bad news is that many features are notably missing -- hot swappable SD memory, copy/cut/paste, and true third-party multitasking.

But there's hope yet for those who have purchased Windows Phone 7 handsets, or are thinking about it.  Microsoft is rumored to be planning a massive update to the young operating system according to wpcentral.

The news was leaked by overexcited Windows Phone 7 developer Chris Walsh, who couldn't keep quiet about the update's inclusion of copy/cut/paste, free voice-guided Bing navigation, custom ringtone support, a third-party multitasking solution, and more.

The update is rumored to land as early as January, in time to go head to head with Google's Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" and Apple's iOS 4.3.

If indeed all those rumored features make it to the finished product, Microsoft would unleash a wicked competitor on the market.  As one Twitter poster put it, "MS took 3 months to do what Apple did in 3 years."

Another poster comments, "Let's just say, they could have called it Windows Phone 8."

Let's just say Google and Apple are doubtless watching closely how this one plays out.

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RE: RIP, Leslie
By Milliniar on 11/29/2010 6:06:13 PM , Rating: 5
He will surely be remembered, and missed.

RE: RIP, Leslie
By semo on 11/30/2010 2:48:24 AM , Rating: 3
Hear hear
He was the king of Hollywood slapstick.

RE: RIP, Leslie
By AssBall on 11/30/2010 7:57:19 AM , Rating: 4
Ryan Harrison: Your dog sure has a surprised look on his face.

Lauren: That's because you're looking at his butt.

Ryan Harrison: Uh, then he's certainly not going to enjoy that treat I just fed to him.

Best. Movie. Ever.

RE: RIP, Leslie
By MozeeToby on 11/30/2010 12:52:14 PM , Rating: 4
Worth noting that he started out as a dramatic actor and was becoming quite successful in those roles. In fact, his most common roles were the same kinds of characters that he went on to make fun of in Airplane and The Naked Gun. He was the ultimate deadpan snarker, never letting his character in on the joke even when the joke was all around him.

It's a shame the Wayans brothers have ruined the spoof genre for the time being, it's going to be a while before we see another actor like Nielsen come along.

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