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First Windows Phone 7 Update Expected To Be "Massive"

The first update to Microsoft's mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7, is expected to be "massive2 according to Chris Walshie, better known as one of the developers behind ChevronWP7, the first unlocking app, for the ecosystem.

Walshie reported on Twitter that Microsoft has been working on the update long before the actual gold code was shipped to mobile phone manufacturers. He added that it took Microsoft three months to do what Apple did in three years without elaborating on further details.

The update is expected to bring copy and paste (hence reference to Apple), multi-tasking, turn-by-turn directions on Bing Maps as well as custom ring tones, something that Walshie has been working on recently.

The .Net Developer also said that the upgrade - which is expected to be launched in Q1 2011 - is so fundamentally different that it might well have been called Windows Phone 8.

Whether this will actually allow Microsoft to catch up with Android and Apple's iPhone; earlier today we wrote on how an online retailer reported that Android handsets are outselling Windows Phone 7 models, 15-to-1.