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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 Shadowself on 11/29/2010 8:34:05 PM , Rating: -1
So when Apple shipped MacOS X with preemptive multi tasking and memory protection and people said that the Windows side had had it from 1995 this was illogical? Apple was shipping Mac OS 9 without these things -- but Pink, er Rapsody, er Mac OS X "was coming soon". In 1999 should I have cut Apple some slack because these features were "coming soon"? No.

Mac OS X with these features was "in development" from the moment they bought NeXT (and actually "in development" since 1989 with the Pink project). Just because these elements have been "in development" for some time at Microsoft is no reason to cut them any slack on this issue. Windows Phone 7 does not have many things the other leading edge smart phone OS's have.

Windows Phone 7 showed up lacking features virtually every other top flight smartphone OS had. All the Windows Phone 7 apologizers need to realize that it shipped incomplete, is incomplete and inferior today and stop saying, "It will be just as good soon. Just wait. It will be. It will be."

When I compare I compare what's available today with what's available today. I don't compare what's available today with what *might* be available in a month or six months. If I want to look ahead, I'll compare what will be available next summer from all the major vendors. The trouble with that is that no one -- literally no one person -- knows what that will be.

RE: huh
By Da W on 11/30/2010 6:58:01 AM , Rating: 2
I hâte those know it all boys that bitch a product without habing actually using it.
In a month of usage i round myself in need of copy and paste only once.
It DOES multitasking with the back and Windows button.
Messaging and email is instantanous as a blackberry.
Media playback is supperior to anything on the marker today.
All the most used apps are available.
Facebook intégration, nobody else does or like them.
Uploads pictures in the clouds.
It does everything i need from a phone.

Sent from my WP7.

RE: huh
By fic2 on 11/30/2010 11:26:41 AM , Rating: 1
Apparently typing on WM7 sucks...

RE: huh
By jconan on 12/1/2010 1:00:50 AM , Rating: 2
Why type when you can dictate to it what to type... Hopefully coming soon from Microsoft courtesy of Bing or Azure cloud.

RE: huh
By Smilin on 11/30/2010 10:15:54 AM , Rating: 2
Your analogy sucks. Try one with a car.

RE: huh
By Flunk on 11/30/2010 10:33:11 AM , Rating: 2
So, you're saying his analogy isn't stupid enough. He needs to make one that's less apt?

RE: huh
By Smilin on 11/30/2010 2:12:23 PM , Rating: 1
Sorry my bad...



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