Windows Phone 7 getting copy/paste, multitasking, updated browser, deep Twitter integration

 Windows Phone 7 getting copy/paste, multitasking, updated browser, deep Twitter integration photosSteve Ballmer is live right now talking about some of the new things coming to Windows Phone 7. With Nokia recently annoucing Windows Phone 7 as their primary smartphone operating system, all eyes are on Microsoft right now to see what enhancements they will bring to the Windows Phone platform. Many Symbian users who aren’t thrilled about Nokia’s decision are weary of some of the lacking features of current WP7 devices such as copy/paste, multitasking, bluetooth file transfer, and more. There are some big updates coming to Windows Phone 7 that should help to ease these concerns.

Below is a clip of a press release Microsoft just published outlining some of the new features.

Microsoft announced several new Windows Phone 7 features coming in 2011, including a “dramatically enhanced” browser experience based on Internet Explorer 9; additional multitasking capabilities; support for Microsoft Office documents in the cloud; and the addition of Twitter to the People Hub. The expanded capabilities announced today include:

• Copy and paste functionality via first major update, coming in the next month
• Twitter integration directly into the People Hub in 2011
• Support for Office documents in the cloud in 2011
• Dramatically enhanced Web browser experience based on IE9 in 2011
• A new wave of multitasking applications in 2011
• Targeting significant volume of Nokia Windows Phones in 2012

Click here to see the full press release.

 Windows Phone 7 getting copy/paste, multitasking, updated browser, deep Twitter integration photos

Photo by Engadget (engadget.com)

While that doesn’t cover everything that Symbian users are looking for, it’s definitely a start. I’m mostly excited about the addition of multitasking. It works the same way as Symbian with a task switcher menu that you can scroll through. From the demo Microsoft just showed in their live press conference at Mobile World Congress it looks very fast and efficient. The task-switching experience is nearly identical to the task switcing found in modern Symbian devices such as the N8.

Stay tuned for some screenshots of all of these features as Microsoft releases them to the public. All of these updates will be coming to current and upcoming Windows Phone devices later this year.

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  • Runtime-Error-429

    Not easy to say thank you, me english not so well – but these really good. Good read to practice English.

  • Anonymous

    Now just add USB Mass Storage Mode And Bluetooth File transfer and i’ll forgive Nokia for shifting to WP7

  • http://www.themobilefanatics.com Mike Macias

    I didn’t realize that WP7 doesn’t have Mass Storage Mode. This needs to come to Windows Phone. I use it almost every day on my N8.

  • http://www.spydig.com Speed-Up-Windows-Vista

    problems.

  • James

    Well, I hope the speed of these updates are faster than Nokia released updates for Symbian!!

  • http://www.themobilefanatics.com Mike Macias

    Agreed! Some people still don’t have PR1.1

  • android spy software

    seems good..however, at the same time its quite difficult decision to switch over from Android OS :)

  • Anonymous

    Yup we use the masss storage mode on our nokia devices like its a normal thing but for windows phone 7 we have to use some application i guess, similar to iphone and itunes.