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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 Aloonatic on 11/30/2010 1:53:39 PM , Rating: 1
Other manufacturers wished they could have had their mobile platform progress so quickly.
lol, MS fanboys. If Apple lovers are sheep, what are you guys?

MS have been trying to make a mobile OS that works well on smart-phones for years and years and years*. Credit where it's due, windows CE devices have been around for ages and are probably undervalued by many people with all the dull, but important jobs that CD devices do, but seriously, MS have been trying to make a mobile/smartphone OS for a lot longer than Apple and Goolge have.

Yet somehow you say that MS are progressing faster than Apple and Google, even though this amazing update which will only then bring copy/paste (which Apple "sheep" were being openly mocked for buying devices without it for all those years) is only just helping them catch up?

Its sad how so many people on here can be so blinded. At least if it's a comment supporting MS you'll get rated up quickly, rather than rated down quckly as an identical, Apple supporting comment would do.

*To be fair, MS were probably fighting a losing battle for many a year as the hardware that was available (processing, storage and touch-screens) were probably a big problem, especially for cheap, mass produced consumer products*

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