It was one of the biggest complaints about the iPhone for the best part of three years and looked set to also be a major gripe about Microsoft's new smartphone OS, Windows Phone 7. Now though, Microsoft have come out to say that the OS WILL get Cut and Paste in an update early in 2011.
For a great many people this will be when they're due an upgrade on their mobile contract or when they buy a new handset and so, for them, Windows Phone 7 will always have had it. For the rest of us early adopters it will be interesting to see if we really need it in the intervening time.
After all, while this has been a massive bone of contention with bloggers and journalists so far, nobody who has actually had a phone so far has announced it's an issue at all. This could therefore turn out to be a major non event.
Microsoft have already shown off the new feature to CNET. It will work by letting a user click and hold on a particular word. The feature will then allow you to expand your selection. While the paste feature isn't yet finalised we expect it to work in a very similar manner.
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