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Windows Phone 7 update now due Feb, copy & paste confirmed

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Windows Phone 7 update now due Feb, copy & paste confirmed

Cut and paste is coming to a Windows Phone 7 (WP7) smartie near you as part of a system overhaul now due in February, Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has confirmed.

WP7 phone owners had previously been led to believe they were getting an update to a shiny new version of the operating system this month. Addressing crowds at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Microsoft's movers and shakers shot those rumours down. Apparently, the earliest it’ll actually hit the handsets is February.

The tech giant also used the keynote to reiterate what’s in store for us when the revamped platform arrives. And, to be fair, it’s quite an overhaul - if not the seismic upgrade to something akin to Windows Phone 8 that some had been predicting. As well as the addition of copy and paste between apps, the update will offer smoother and slicker switching between tasks and faster loading for apps, the Register reports.

Better still, though is that the lack of custom skins across the platform means that networks ought to be able to push it out to phones as soon as Microsoft has cleared it for release.

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