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Windows Phone 7 updates updating process, copy-paste “coming soon”

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Windows Phone 7 updates updating process, copy-paste “coming soon”

Windows Phone 7 is the new kid on the block when it comes to mobile operating systems and it lacks some core features like copy-paste and CDMA support. Microsoft promised to act quick and issue an update to fix this, but in the first update, which the company pushed today, the features were not included. Instead, this is just a relatively small fix preparing the system for the major new additions. What it does is just an improvement of the process of updating.

"This first update for Windows Phone is designed to improve the software update process itself," Michael Stroh commented on the Windows Phone Blog. "It's paving the way for all future goodie-filled updates to your phone, such as copy and paste or improved Marketplace search."

In any case, if you want to get the update you will need to connect your phone via USB to your computer and then fire up Zune (PC) or Windows Phone 7 Connector (Mac) to get started. Stroh mentioned that the big update is coming soon and we certainly hope to see it in early March as expected.

source: Windows Phone Blog

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posted on 22 Feb 2011, 10:13 2

1. ps1001 (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)

update for updating the update.... THATS REAL MS in z making...

posted on 22 Feb 2011, 10:45

2. achilles (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 May 2010)

Does anyone really care? Doesnt most OS do this anyway? It's like saying, there is a car charger coming out for your cell phone.

posted on 22 Feb 2011, 12:06 2

3. downlow25 (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Apr 2010)

Personally I was happy to hear Windows 7 (mobile) didn't support CDMA. The use of that garbage CDMA should be snuffed out completely. Canada's CDMA providers just switched to 3GSM, same with many of the last few remaining CDMA providers left out there in Korea, Japan, and Latin America. Even Verizon is switching to GSM with LTE (www.gsm.org/technologies). Qualcomm's CDMA platform is dead, even Qualcomm has given up on 4CDMA (WiMax) officially in favour of working on GSM technologies such as LTE. Sucks for Sprint as they seem to be the only provider I've heard of (and maybe in the world) that will be using WiMax as their 4G standard. In Canada we've had WiMax since around 2001-2002, and it was garbage. We used it for mobile POS systems to process debit and credit card transactions mobily. It was AWFUL, it never seem to connect or work. We were so happy when we were switched (after businesses stoped using mobi9l POS [point of sale] entirely) to GSM and even CDMA POS machines after using WiMax.

Second point,

YOU LOOSE MSFT! This long it takes you to develop WM7 and your missing bevies of what should be standard features, some as simple as cut and paste, then you promise an update to fix it and don't delivery. WM7 is now in the dog pile along with CDMA in my books.

posted on 22 Feb 2011, 15:13

5. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

okay, that was a nice way to show who isnt using cdma, but u never said why it wud be bad to use it... so why wud it? i dont see how it is bad...

and give wp7 time to develop--android took about a year to develop and look at how well it did...

dont underestimate wp7. especially now that it will be globally avaliable via nokia

posted on 23 Feb 2011, 00:58

9. Gawain (Posts: 426; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)

Um...CDMA is deployed also in China, India, Eastern Europe, South Africa...and yes, still deployed in Canada where carriers like Telus still offer CDMA devices in tiny little towns like Vancouver, BC. Even Verizon has said their "legacy" EV-DO network will remain in operations for at least another 10 years while LTE does its initial rollout over the next couple years and fill-in the gaps from there.

CDMA has never been cracked. GSM "cloning" code is on the internet to access right now. CDMA being spread spectrum has greater capacity with less spectrum than a standard 5MHz segment used for GSM.

Then we have the "voice and data" crowd...you know what, any radio, any where can do two things at once if its using two radios at the same time which what that whole "voice and data" at the same time BS is about. It only works in markets with HSPA, why? Because it's on a separate band from the voice freqs of 850/1900 (here in the US anyway). So, yeah, that's great. If Verizon had adopted EV-DV instead of EV-DO, they could accomplish the same thing without separate radios.

LTE will see a swift migration to an all IP network to make the best use of the spectrum, voice and data won't have to run on separate freqs and multiple standards won't be needed.

As to WP7, I'm hoping it comes to Verizon because I would like to try it and I like its integration. I'm not going to switch carriers for a phone, and oh, that garbage CDMA has the best coverage - period - via VZW.

posted on 22 Feb 2011, 13:20

4. Uzzelien (unregistered)

Down before you go and bash stuff read about it please. There are really only two 4G networks and LTE isn't one of them it's a 3G transitional. LTE-A ( LTE Advanced ) isn't out there right now. For another thing you can have your GSM network. I'll take the CDMA tech that hasn't been hacked yet, thank you.

posted on 22 Feb 2011, 15:22

6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

"coming soon" can mean tomorrow or 1 day less than forever or anything in between. Remember how long it took Samsung to release Froyo (is it even currently available?)? I wonder if the people who bought (or are considering buying) WP7 handsets would be as patient?

posted on 22 Feb 2011, 16:02

7. pecemaloto (Posts: 23; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)

wp7 has potential,
though at present, that so-called mobile OS is just old scraps of iOS1 BETA(like some1 sad)...
But, i'll give it until june to figure out what will become of it... Together with nokia maybe MS can gain a few % back this year, and thats if they decide to go the ANDRO-WAY...
Longrun is very hard to predict at the moment, but me personally would like to see atleast 5-OSes IN THE RING...(iOS,ANDRO,WP7,BLACKBERRY,SYMBIAN,MEEGO,BADA......) - choosing is having and thats the point itself.....

posted on 22 Feb 2011, 17:20

8. Uzzelien (Posts: 131; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)

Nothing should go that way. Windows mobile was and it failed. Only two OS's out there have had any success one is iOS the other is BB's. With them not doing the same thing Android does it

1) sets them apart from Android

2) Gives them hardware control

Both of those are great when doing this because you can push the updates out with out having to go through third parties like HTC to have them add in all their crap.

As for you wanting to see five OSes the market isn't calling for it so there isn't going to be that.

posted on 04 Mar 2011, 05:54

10. Nokia-user (unregistered)

Hello people. I wanna ask you something. Why these WP7 phones are soo expensive? It is supposed to be good phones but in fact very basic things are missing. So how microsoft could lure new costumers if the wp7's have soo many restrictions. I have 5800 navigation edition ( wich is cheaper than any wp7) and i can clearly say that my phone has alot more functionality than HTC Mozart for example. I can send and recieve files via bluetooth, i can copy and paste, i can connect the phone with pc in mass storage mode and so on and so on... Can wp7's phone owners do the same with there devices? I guess not, so what is the point of having WP7 device anyway ?

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