Microsoft has moved to quell unrest over the news that the next iteration of its operating system will lack copy and paste.
The news that Windows Phone 7 Series would lack these text editing functions shocked many when it emerged last week, prompting Microsoft to reassure consumers that these features will arrive in time.
According to istartedsomething.com, the group of developers working on the platform understand "exactly how they will be implementing copy & paste in WP7S but [do] not believe it could be implemented without affecting the release schedule".
Microsoft might have been able to avoid the wrath of the media if none of its previous smartphone platforms had offered copy and paste for text, but unfortunately for them this was not the case.
Observers have pointed out that the absence of these features did not hold back the iPhone, which only brought in copy and paste in after two years on sale.
However, the audience for Windows Phone 7 Series is likely to be well versed in smartphone technology and less accepting of basic exclusions.
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