Copy and paste and turn-by-turn navigation among other features for Windows Phone 7 rumoured to come in January

Copy and paste and turn-by-turn navigation among other features for Windows Phone 7 rumoured to come in January
According to the rumour, a Microsoft employee visited an AT&T store to get some much-needed feedback for the new Windows Phone 7 mobile OS. They chatted for a while and a few interesting news popped up, like the copy and paste function and turn-by-turn navigation coming in January 2011.

This rumour is consistent with what we have heard before about copy and paste – that this function is coming in early 2011 – and it sounds logical that Microsoft is working on turn-by-turn navigation for Windows Phone 7, since that option is sorely missed by most people. If this rumour is to be believed, then a few cool ways to add, edit and customize ringtones are coming as well.

Of course, there is no proof whatsoever that the above story ever happened, but the fact is that these functions are indeed badly needed. When January comes we will know for sure, but we seriously hope that this rumour will prove to be true and all owners of Windows Phone 7 handsets will be able to enjoy these new features in the first month of 2011.

source: WMPoweruser



1. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

Basic features that should have been in the OS from day one. This just proves that WP7 will always be two steps behind the competition. I was iffy about getting an hd7 but i think i'll just wait for the OS to mature a bit (a lot) more. It seems like they're light years away from android and iOS.

2. lunarts1621

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

I wouldn't say light years away. Yes it's lacking some needed features but it will soon be on par with Android and iOS. By this time next year, WP7 will be mobile OS that everyone wants.

3. Arjoma unregistered

I also think, WP7 has some advantages and great features iOS and Android don't offer. And it's not quite fair to compare them because WP7 is very new (Updates and Apps will come as on any other mobile Platform, look at the first iOS and Android versions!). If there will be WP7 phones with copy and paste, and maybe multitasking which are as cheap as mid range Angroid devices, I will definetely buy one.

4. justfornow unregistered

Considering it took the iPhone 3 *years* to get cut/paste, I would say 2-3 months from launch isn't bad for this functionality to be added. Rather impressive, really. And honestly, how often does one actually USE this feature? I've been very critical of MS for many reasons, but I think this phone is a hit. I'm seeing many people who have been iPhone users take this phone out for a spin and find it much faster and easier to navigate than the iOS, which is frankly a bit dated at this point. Remember, WP7 has wifi sync. iOS? We're stuck with iTunes, which is the mother of bloatware! If MS can get people to just LOOK at this phone and give it a shot, people will really like it. It just needs to build it's app store up.

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