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Microsoft Teases New Features in Windows Phone 7 Software Update



Many of the Windows Phone 7 features that are teased as part of a forthcoming over-the-air (OTA) update from Microsoft are expected, but it is nice to see the company taking a pro-active position in promoting its new mobile operating system. The company did not give an exact timeline for when the new features will be introduced, except to alert users and interested parties to look for these features in updates over the next several months:

So over the next few months, look for updates that add some new features you’ve asked for and also tune up your phone’s performance.

Based on the language given, it seems to indicate that there will be multiple updates that will bring the following features: copy and paste, faster apps and games, and better marketplace search. The first item, copy and paste, would be a new feature or functionality that will be enabled while the latter two features seem to optimizations to the platform.

According to Microsoft, users will be notified of an update via a pop-up message when an update is available.



  1. Marhorn

    02/03/2011 at 2:10 pm

    Great but where is my custom ringtones? I really hope it is included in this update as it does not seem hard to implement! Then just waiting for silverlight……maybe flash?

  2. Aitsuokbs

    02/03/2011 at 5:44 pm

    Finally some hope.. we need some exciting news from Microsoft.

  3. Sri

    02/03/2011 at 6:58 pm

    Why should Microsoft do over-the-air update? Never seen a WP7 used by anyone except when I see myself on the mirror. They can hand deliver or call me and ask me how the updates can be sent to my phone!

    • Jeff

      02/03/2011 at 8:05 pm

      Funny, but so true. People look at me like I am from Mars when I show them my WP7.

  4. Feralboy

    02/03/2011 at 8:39 pm

    I was at a Suzanne Vega concert last week and before the show started, a woman in the row behind me leaned over and asked me all about my phone. She had never seen/heard of the Windows Phone 7 platform, but loved what she saw. She asked me the model number of it twice before the curtains rose and Suzanne stepped out on stage. Great show, by the way (:

  5. Upset wp7 owner

    02/04/2011 at 4:19 am

    This update better be something or this OS will tank quickly. I’m give the platform a D so far…so hope they fix some of the problems that should have never been an issue from the beginning. No custom ringtones? (am i back in 1995?) No ability to transfer documents? No flash support? This phone is so bad, i contemplate going back to my old WM6.5 phone EVERY SINGLE DAY

  6. Marlo

    02/04/2011 at 3:52 pm

    How could they forget custom ringtones. That should be the 1st thing you add to a phone

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