updated 06:45 pm EDT, Tue March 16, 2010
Feature to be missing from initial handsets
Microsoft at its MIX10 event admitted the Windows Phone 7 platform will lack support for clipboard operations, according to Engadget. The comments may be a surprise to many, as copy and paste functionality has been available on previous generations of Windows Mobile software.
The iPhone had been criticized for lacking copy and paste, as clipboard features were only added last year with the v3.0 firmware update. Many users had been frustrated with the inability to simply transfer text between applications.
Despite the lack of copy/paste in the first Windows Phone 7 release, Microsoft is already said to be considering several enhancements to the software.