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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: huh
By fic2 on 11/29/2010 7:12:47 PM , Rating: 0
How about if he included past versions of MS mobile OS which did have copy/paste?

Is it logical that a "completely new platform" would ship without basic functionality that has been in the old platform for a long time?

RE: huh
By inighthawki on 11/29/2010 7:32:15 PM , Rating: 2
Copy and paste may be implemented deep inside the OS but that does not mean they had time to work it into the new completely overhauled user interface without it seeming quirky.

RE: huh
By omnicronx on 11/29/2010 7:47:18 PM , Rating: 3
I'm sure MS finds it logical.

'Get the damn phone out before we dig ourselves a hole we cannot get out of' seems like pretty good logic to me =D

RE: huh
By StevoLincolnite on 11/29/10, Rating: 0
RE: huh
By damianrobertjones on 11/30/2010 4:38:00 AM , Rating: 3
Does this extend to Apple and their first release of the iPhone? Or Google's Android when it first hit and many features simply didn't work.

MS promised the update at a later date and.... those updates are nearly here.

RE: huh
By Flunk on 11/30/2010 10:20:42 AM , Rating: 2
No, because there are no previous versions of Windows Phone. Windows Mobile had an entirely different user-space, they rewrote almost everything. Even the kernel is substantially different.

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