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Windows Phone 7 copy and paste incoming, Microsoft confirms

Windows Phone 7 copy and paste incoming, Microsoft confirms

Rumours that the first-ever update for Windows Phone 7 smartphones will bring copy and paste to the handsets have been confirmed by Microsoft.

Speculation around the next update for phones running the OS reached a new pitch yesterday after developer Chris Walsh of Chevron WP7-fame, who was presumably armed with some insider info, Tweeted that we can expect the new platform iteration to land in January and that it’s so “massive” in scope that Microsoft “could have called it Windows Phone 8”.

Microsoft has now weighed in officially. And, although the tech giant hasn’t confirmed a date for pushing out the upgrade, it did state that copy and paste is definitely going to be part of it.

The company stated: "Microsoft is committed to delivering regular updates to the Windows Phone experience. Our first update will make copy & paste available in early 2011.

“In addition to this first update, all Windows Phone 7 users should expect to see additional updates delivered in the future as part of Microsoft's ongoing update process."

Multi-tasking is also expected to be among the key changes to the handsets, as well as turn-by-turn directions in Bing Maps.

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