'No copy and paste' in Windows Phone 7 Series, says Microsoft

At MIX10, Microsoft said that it may not include ‘copy and paste’ functionality in the initial software release of Windows Phone 7 this year. Speaking at a Q&A session, spokespeople confirmed to Engadget that copy and paste isn’t included in Windows Phone 7 builds currently. Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007 without copy and paste […]

At MIX10, Microsoft said that it may not include ‘copy and paste’ functionality in the initial software release of Windows Phone 7 this year. Speaking at a Q&A session, spokespeople confirmed to Engadget that copy and paste isn’t included in Windows Phone 7 builds currently. Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007 without copy and paste functionality and took two long years to introduce the feature into the iPhone OS. Apple was criticised countless times from power users and regular users who had no way of copying text from one application to another. The original decision created a discussion across the Internet as users eagerly awaited the functionality to be added to iPhone OS. Microsoft confirms that “Windows Phone 7 Series willn’t have copy and paste functionality. There’s a data-detection service built into the text-handling API that’ll recognize phone numbers and addresses, but Microsoft says most users, including Office users, don't really need clipboard functionality.”

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