Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Windows Phone 7 developers get copy-paste update early [U]

updated 03:30 pm EST, Mon December 6, 2010

Devs get cut and paste for Windows Phone 7

(Update: video proof) Microsoft has reportedly acted on its unofficial promise to bring the basic but popular feature to the handsets. Two developers claimed to have received the update upon connecting their pre-release Samsung Taylor phones to the Zune Windows app.

The copy and paste function works by letting users tap a word to select it, expanding the selection thanks to a pair of arrows and press icons similar to those in Office 2010. No other updates were included in the new software.

Microsoft didn't include copy and paste in time for the launch because it would delay the launch date. A larger update is still expected sometime in January that would address other shortcomings in the OS, including CDMA support. [via BusinessInsider]





By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. Nigel2112

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Sep 2009

    -1

    Micros**t innovation strikes again..

    Micros**t innovation:

    Copy Apple's ideas.
    Paste into own products.
    Repeat ad infinitum.

  1. hardcat1970

    Grizzled Veteran

    Joined: May 2000

    -1

    Totally agree

    I was reading Engadget reader comments the other day, and all these apple haters praised Microsoft for getting copy and paste out for only a couple of months. Wow, when you copy everything from others, of course it is much easier. They even have a similar email signature compared to the iPhone.

    It seems like Palm is the only one who has original ideas, too bad they didn't sell that well.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News