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O2 Windows Phone 7 handsets get cut and paste

Seattle software makers Microsoft has started rolling out the latest update to the Windows Phone 7 OS, to O2’s exclusive HTC HD7 handsets – which brings with it the Cut and Paste feature for the very first time.

Microsoft announced this news in a blog post, over at their WindowsTeamBlog, in a message that reads: “We’ve started delivering the March “copy and paste” update to customers of O2 and SFR in Europe”.

Version 7.0.7390.0 delivers copy and paste, faster apps and games, a better Marketplace search along with other Marketplace improvements, WIFI enhancements, Outlook updates, messaging improvements, better Facebook integration, camera and audio enhancements along with a better overall stability to the OS.

The most sought after ability is the copy and paste, where just tapping a word, then dragging the markers to select the word or sentence offers an icon to copy the text. This new feature is available inside of emails, text messages, web pages, Office documents and basically anywhere you can enter text.

Microsoft has also warned off Windows Phone 7 mobile owners from rolling out custom made ROMs and updates, before they officially arrive from their network and in a message that reads: “I’ve noticed that some of you are turning to homebrew solutions to update your phone immediately. As an engineer and a gadget lover, I totally understand the impulse to tinker. You want the latest technology and you’re tired of waiting. Believe me, I get it”

This goes on to state:”my strong advice is: wait. If you attempt one of these workarounds, we can’t say for sure what might happen to your phone because we haven’t fully tested these homebrew techniques. You might not be getting the important device-specific software we would typically deliver in the official update. Or your phone might get misconfigured and not receive future updates”.

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