Copy & Paste function coming to Windows Phone 7 Series in future updates

Ok folks, I just got official word from Microsoft France’s Head of Mobility Products, Frédéric Brandt, about the Windows Phone 7 Series Copy & Paste drama:

Original:

« Cette information a été confirmée hier pendant la conférence Mix. Lors de la sortie des premiers appareils Windows Phone 7 Series, il n’y aura pas de copier-coller dans notre expérience. Nous avons développé des alternatives aux scénarios les plus courants de l’utilisation de cette fonctionnalité que nous dévoilerons dans les prochains mois.

Bien sûr afin de compléter l’expérience, cette fonctionnalité est envisagée dans les mises à jour ultérieures au lancement. »

Translation:

“This information was confirmed yesterday during the MIX conference. At the time of the launch, copy & paste won’t be part of the expereince on the first Windows Phone 7 Series devices sold. We have developed alternatives to the most common scenarios for using this feature that we will unveil in the coming months.

Of course to complete the experience, this feature (copy & paste) is planned in future updates after the initial launch.

Now the question is: How long will users have to wait after launch to get this update?

  • Jay

    Perfect. Thats all i needed to hear. Windows updates go out every tuesday or so. So we’ll see.

  • Jay

    Perfect. Thats all i needed to hear. Windows updates go out every tuesday or so. So we’ll see.

  • DiNoGames

    You remember how long it took for the iPhone to support MMS or copy&paste? When Apple released the update they celebrated these things as if they were new, never seen inventions.

    Maybe MS will invent the wheel again :) Or its just an Easteregg to tease Apple :)

  • DiNoGames

    You remember how long it took for the iPhone to support MMS or copy&paste? When Apple released the update they celebrated these things as if they were new, never seen inventions.

    Maybe MS will invent the wheel again :) Or its just an Easteregg to tease Apple :)

  • http://www.a.rnaud.net/ A.rnaud

    Actually, “envisagée” means “taken into consideration”, just a way of saying they’re not ruling it out.

  • http://www.a.rnaud.net A.rnaud

    Actually, “envisagée” means “taken into consideration”, just a way of saying they’re not ruling it out.

  • http://mobil3generation.com/ mobil3gen

    I’m sure it will be made available right when the next WinMo OS comes about haha, seems like right when they release something big there’s already talk of something better…

    That’s Microsoft though… They get us excited for something and then throws another curve ball.

  • http://mobil3generation.com mobil3gen

    I’m sure it will be made available right when the next WinMo OS comes about haha, seems like right when they release something big there’s already talk of something better…

    That’s Microsoft though… They get us excited for something and then throws another curve ball.

  • Kendall

    “We have developed alternatives to the most common scenarios for using this feature tht we will unveil in the coming months.”

    Reading this a few times, it means exactly the opposite of what you are implying. It says that they are exploring ALTERNATIVES to cut and paste they will be revealing over the next few months. So, some kind of replacement system but NOT cut & paste.

  • Kendall

    “We have developed alternatives to the most common scenarios for using this feature tht we will unveil in the coming months.”

    Reading this a few times, it means exactly the opposite of what you are implying. It says that they are exploring ALTERNATIVES to cut and paste they will be revealing over the next few months. So, some kind of replacement system but NOT cut & paste.

  • Marc

    I guess that you missed the last sentence? :-/

  • Marc

    I guess that you missed the last sentence? :-/

  • Rod Rye

    If they didn’t leave it out on launch, how could they ever pass off Copy + Paste and MMS as revolutionary new features in version 2.0? Copying Apple’s successes, and failures, at least they’re thorough.

  • Rod Rye

    If they didn’t leave it out on launch, how could they ever pass off Copy + Paste and MMS as revolutionary new features in version 2.0? Copying Apple’s successes, and failures, at least they’re thorough.

  • Murani

    Um, they have MMS already. Just look at the smart sensing video clip where they add pics and complete articles, heck even voice notes to emails.

  • Murani

    Um, they have MMS already. Just look at the smart sensing video clip where they add pics and complete articles, heck even voice notes to emails.