Windows Phone 7 Update Coming Next Week?

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Reports from LiveSide, which has tracked several French Windows Phone sites, suggest that Microsoft is preparing to launch its first update for Windows Phone 7 on February 7th. Apparently the update will streamline start-up and resume times and introduce the very useful copy and paste feature to the device.

There's no evidence to support these reports however, and WinRumors notes that the timing seems odd given that Microsoft chief, Steve Ballmer is in Barcelona on February 14th for the Mobile World Congress, where it's believed that Microsoft might reveal a second bigger WP7 update. The site does go on to confirm that MS has Released to Manufacturing (RTM) its first update codenamed "NoDo", however.

So, there is definitely a Windows Phone 7 update - or indeed updates - on the horizon, but whether that proposed February 7th date is in fact accurate, is questionable and should therefore be chalked up as rumour for the time being.

Microsoft is also working on overhauling the WP7 browser and may even reveal plans for Internet Explorer Mobile in April. Flash support and HTML5 support is also believed to be in the pipeline, but again, this should be taken with a pinch of salt for now.

[Thanks, Crazyreyn]


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