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Windows Phone 7 to add Twitter, copy/paste, IE9, multitasking, cloud Office

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Feb 2011 16:58 User comments (5)

Windows Phone 7 to add Twitter, copy/paste, IE9, multitasking, cloud Office Microsoft has shown off the future of their Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system today at the Mobile World Congress, confirming plans to add Copy/Paste functionality, multitasking, Internet Explorer 9, Office support in the cloud and Twitter integration.
Andy Lees, president of Microsoft's Mobile Communications Business says the new features will hit the operating system in 2011, starting with copy/paste.

That function will be added in March.

For all the rest of the features, Microsoft simply says "in 2011."

Microsoft recently signed a deal with Nokia where Nokia will use the OS on all its upcoming smartphones.

Says Lee (via press release):

This partnership will combine the strengths of our two companies, and fuel our growth as we build the global Windows Phone ecosystem. This is a great win for us, for Nokia, and for our existing and new customers around the world

"...A year ago, we introduced Windows Phone 7 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. We described how we are putting the entire muscle of our company behind our mobile strategy including Windows, Windows Live, Bing, Zune, Xbox LIVE, Office, SharePoint, Exchange, and our developer tools. Our alliance with Nokia creates opportunities for both companies far beyond what we could achieve separately, and offers a compelling alternative to the existing choices for consumers, mobile operators and developers.

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5 user comments

114.2.2011 19:44

The virus programmers are going to think all their xmas's have come at once infect the phone & when it's sync'd with the comp infect that as well..symantec must be rubbing their hands

214.2.2011 20:44

At least they are going to be modern (IE9 and multitasking) for once.

A smart phone without a decent web browser is ridiculous these days.

315.2.2011 1:33

Microsoft has shown off the future of their Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system today at the Mobile World Congress, confirming plans to add Copy/Paste functionality, multitasking, Internet Explorer 9, Office support in the cloud and Twitter integration.

Wtf! It didn't it before??


:/

415.2.2011 3:49

Originally posted by NHS2008:
Microsoft has shown off the future of their Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system today at the Mobile World Congress, confirming plans to add Copy/Paste functionality, multitasking, Internet Explorer 9, Office support in the cloud and Twitter integration.

Wtf! It didn't it before??
IE9 has not even been released yet, the RC just hit this week :)

515.2.2011 4:50

@DVDBack23.
so stupid of me...I meant to highlight other features except IE9!

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