We all know that the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 update should be coming soon and now we have a rumored landing date: February 7.
Of course, this date for the Windows Phone 7 update is just a rumor swirling around the Internet and it’s attributed to unnamed sources, so we have to take that for what it is. The date does sound right though because we heard that it would come in early 2011 and it would make sense for this to come out before Mobile World Congress 2011, where there will be tons of announcements to steal away attention.
We have already heard about the upcoming Windows Phone 7 update and one of the largest features should be the ability to copy and paste. Microsoft actually demonstrated this during the launch of the platform in November of 2010, so this should work well and across most of the apps.
The other update could be more important for Microsoft in the long run, as it will enable the platform to run on CDMA networks like Sprint and Verizon. We’ve seen branded apps hit the market place which indicates that a Verizon launch is in the not-too-distant-future. This move could help Microsoft’s latest smartphone platform gain some traction in the United States, as Sprint and Verizon have more than 130 million potential customers.
The Windows Phone 7 update gives Microsoft a fighting chance but it’s still a tough row to hoe. Verizon will soon be landing the iPhone to go along with its Droid lineup and Sprint has also put a lot of resources behind Android. Will there be enough interest and marketing dollars for Microsoft?
For those of you with these phones, what features would you want from this update? I’m sure there will be overall speed bumps throughout the OS, as well as updating the Bing app so that it’s as good as the iPhone version.