Copy & paste expected to be offered after the launch of Windows Phone 7 Series

Copy & paste expected to be offered after the launch of Windows Phone 7 Series
Deadlines can sometimes pose a problem to developers that are rushing to get something out on time to meet a specific target date. In the case of Windows Phone 7 Series, it was really unclear at first if the copy & paste feature, something that might be looked at as being simple, would see its way to the final build that's expected to debut before the busy holiday season. The Redmond based company managed to shed some additional information regarding the feature during MIX10. Although we won't see the feature from the start during the launch of Windows Phone 7 Series, it's expected to come along in a future update once the first set of devices arrive on the scene – Microsoft did stress that the heavy use of cross-app integration would lessen the need for the feature from the start. Even though Microsoft already has a timescale of how things will pan out for their new platform, there apparently isn't enough time to bring forth a cross-platform feature without delaying the release schedule. In the end, it really would make anyone wonder why such a simple feature like copy & paste would be omitted from the start – especially when Microsoft is positioning this platform to be something refreshing and new. Undoubtedly the timeline of things will keep developers on their toes in getting everything complete, but let's hope that they really fine tune things so that it isn't plagued with problems from the start – something that was quite prominent in RIM's roll out of the BlackBerry Storm last year.

via SlashGear

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4 Comments

1. matt1q2aw3 unregistered

As a current WMO 6.1 user, this makes me second guess WMO7. I can't stand Iphone OS and Blackberry OS.

2. matistight

Posts: 1027; Member since: May 13, 2009

doesnt it already HAVE copy and paste? my epix did....

3. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

There was a report before that right-out-of-the-box WP7S would not have copy/paste built in, and that WP7S will auto do stuff so copy/paste is going to be unnecessary..... but that they would add it in later as an enhancement. This would "allow" them to focus more on the function of the OS rather than extra stuff to add in..... I would rather the phone just rock with the OS than have copy/paste immediately... I just don't see why it is so hard to put that in when it launches.

4. arqjav

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 29, 2009

Microsoft is forgetting the most basic feature copy and paste is something that I think should be included from the beginning if I want to copy a piece of text from one document to another is not going to be possible, is like in windows 7 started that you can't change the screen background something so simple but they left the widgets application that consume more resources is illogical.

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