WP7 Update To Bring Copy-Paste, “No iPhone Killer”

Even though everyone jumped on Chris Walshie’s statements that the first Windows Phone 7 update would be “massive,” and would catapult them past the iPhone, All Things D’s Ina Fried has posted a look at the update, and it’s less than overwhelming. The hopefully-to-arrive-in-January update will do two thing: allow Sprint and Verizon phones to use WP7, and bring copy-paste to the OS — hence Walshie’s statement “MS took 3 months to do what Apple did in 3 years.”

I do hope we see more big additions than just those two, though. I’m sure there will be a panoply of little bug fixes, but more features is always good.


  1. Richard says

    That sucks. I would of liked to see Bing Maps Navigation to be part of this update. Coming from Android, this is one free feature I miss. That and the voice recognition, “Send text, navigate to…”, etc.

  2. JW says

    I wouldn’t put much stock into what that turd Fried says. Just trying to make a name for itself since it is obviously getting scooped by the chevron7 devs. I would believe them over a news hack since they are in direct talks with Microsoft right now.

  3. mikee says

    Copy/paste, a REAL Youtube app, instant messaging, led notifications, multitasking, and a Marketplace fix are on top of my list. Hope they’ll deliver.

  4. says

    Honestly I do not believe anyone until the update happens. I do not think anyone right now can really say what will release as an update that is not due for another two months. With that said, at the same time, I do not think Microsoft will openly admit what they are planning so soon (for the update).

    I hope Microsoft is lying, if they are not then just having copy and paste as a first update is a big mistake. The phone is missing a lot of API support post-release along with a few bugs and other things that need to be added. Of course this is all my opinion, but I will believe everything when it comes from Microsoft as the day comes closer.

  5. teknoinfo says

    I dont believe that Microsoft is going to just have Copy/Paste in the first update. It doesnt take 3-6 months for them to incorporate this. There should be a whole mess of patches, bug fixes, and performance updates with this. Microsoft is not just going to have the 1 feature (copy/paste) update in January (IMO).

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