The rumors have been swirling that Microsoft Windows Phone 7 will get a “massive” update in January which will bring it copy and paste, as well as make it a so-called iPhone killer. Well, there is definitely an update coming with copy and paste but it may not be as massive as we had previously thought.
According to All Things D, the January Windows Phone 7 update will include two major things: support for CDMA networks and copy and paste. The first is quite important because it means devices like the the HTC 7 Pro for Sprint can be ready to rock and roll.
Microsoft Windows Phone 7 hasn’t been a massive hit so far but device on CDMA networks could help its adoption rate. We know that a device or two will eventually make its way to the nation’s largest carrier, Verizon, so this is a much-needed update.
The copy and paste aspect has been promised and shown off before, so it’s not much of a surprise. I was shocked it didn’t launch with Windows Phone 7 because these devices come preloaded with Microsoft Office software – How can Office not have copy and paste?
The previous reports suggested that Windows Phone 7 could get some form of multitasking with this update but that doesn’t appear to be the case yet. That’s kind of a shame because the lack of persistent third-party apps can be quite annoying – We speak about that in our full review of the new smartphone platform.
I don’t think the platform needs full-blown multitasking like Android, Symbian and others have but a compromised solution like iOS 4.0 could work pretty well. That type of update would probably take a massive reworking, so I wouldn’t expect it until the 2.0 version, which could hit next fall.
What do you want from this looming update?
[Via All Things D]