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.
quote: HMMMMMMMM, not too long ago you said it's going to take sales away from android.
quote: the issue is why would they select WP7 over Android and have to pay a fee for doing that?