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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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MicroSD Problem
By mavricxx on 11/30/2010 2:46:20 AM , Rating: -1
Hope they also fix the problem where W7 phones mess up MicroSD cards making them unuseable after being inserted in them. Also, that we don't have to buy "W7 Phone approved" MicroSD cards... This is one of the major reason aside from the features missing on W7 Phone that I don't purchase one.

RE: MicroSD Problem
By damianrobertjones on 11/30/2010 4:36:34 AM , Rating: 3
You were never supposed to be able to change the card in the first place so your problem/issue has been taken from thin air.

The OWNER chooses to change the card EVEN after the oem's and MS stated that you should not do so.

RE: MicroSD Problem
By sviola on 11/30/2010 6:38:57 AM , Rating: 3
I don't think this will happen. The SD card thing is an architectural decision of the OS. The reason why you can't read them on other machines is due to the security feature available on SD cards that WP7 uses. Btw, it seems that some Symbian phones that use this feature can read wp7 sd cards and format them, so you can reuse them in other readers.

As for the WP7 approved sd cards, this term doesn't exist. What exists is the requirement to use cards that have a minimum speed requirement so there are no i/o issue with the OS performance (I think you have to use a level 6 card at least, but I'm not sure about that).

RE: MicroSD Problem
By Smilin on 11/30/2010 2:21:23 PM , Rating: 4
Not buying a CLOUD phone because of removable storage complaints.

That's genius man. Genius.

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