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Microsoft Developer Talks About Windows Phone 7

Charlie Kindel, Microsoft developer for the Windows 7 platform, recently has been giving up some interesting tidbits around their post-launch strategy, including the very good news that they want to “do the right thing” with copy / paste – not a revealing answer to the problem, obviously, but a hopeful sign that they’ll end up adding a clipboard into the mix at one point or another.


Managed multitasking — something similar to what Apple has announced in iPhone OS 4.0 — also appears to be on the docket, though it’s not something we can expect in the first volley later this year.

Speaking in more general terms, Kindel says that the company is well aware that “some things are missing at the launch,” choosing to concentrate instead on getting a limited set of functionality perfectly polished for version 1.0 — a distinctly different philosophy than in previous versions. Fortunately, both OTA and tethered updates will be possible, though it sounds like Microsoft will be using a mix of the two depending on the size and complexity of the update — you can’t pick your own poison, the way you can with BlackBerrys and Android devices today.

Source: Engadget.

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