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RumorTT: Microsoft have 'huge' Windows Phone 7 update coming

Microsoft touted to have a 'huge' update to Windows Phone 7 - will butt heads with Google and Apple

By Anthony Garreffa | Nov 29, 2010 06:20 pm CST

Windows Phone 7 has been relatively successful thus far, to be launched in a world where Android and iOS devices are at the top of the food chain, Microsoft had a large task at hand - this is about to change.


Just like the original iPhone, WP7 is held back by features such as cut/copy/paste and true multitasking. Microsoft is rumored to have a massive update to their mobile OS - the leak comes from a Windows Phone 7 dev who couldn't keep his tongue bitten any longer saying the update will include cut/copy/paste, free voice-buided Bing navigation, custom ringtone support a third party multitasking and more.

The update is supposedly slated for January and would go right up against Google's Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" update and also Apple's release of iOS 4.3 - if the rumors are true, it'll give Microsoft a very polished competitor in the market and to do it so quickly is an achievement in itself, remember this took years for Apple to release where WP7 has been on the market for only 3 months.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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