Will We Get the First Windows Phone Update on February 7th?

Mike Halsey MVP
Jan 30, 2011

There's no confirmation about this, but the buzz about the long-anticipated first Windows Phone update is that it will be released on Monday February 7th.

The news which was being broken by LiveSide today could appear on that day.  The update is going to bring cut and paste and some performance improvements.  This would put the release of the update a week before the World Mobile Congress event and, consequently, stop people asking when it would be out throughout the entire event.

Steve Ballmer is set to give a keynote at the event at 5pm GMT on Monday 14th February where he'll be talking up Windows Phone and perhaps giving us some insight into where Microsoft intends to take the platform in the next couple of years.

While copy and paste isn't likely to be the feature most people really need on their mobile phones I have to admit that I would have found it useful a few times in the last couple of month's I've had my own Windows Phone handset.

There are no other features expected, the rest of the update will fix bugs, but the full update has now been with developers for a while.  This means that while there is no confirmation of the February 7th date, it does make sense for Microsoft and is in the timescale that we've all been expecting.

We'll bring you more news on the first and any future Windows Phone updates as and when they break.


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  1. ilev said on January 31, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I agree with John C. Dvorak : Microsoft Phone 7 Is Dead in the Water

    So, according to many reports, Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 is beginning to lag in sales already…

    “A month ago, Microsoft said 1.5 million Windows Phones had shipped in the first six weeks—from the Oct. 21 Europe-Asia launch until around Dec. 2. That means from then until the end of December, just about 500,000 more Windows Phones were shipped.”
    And as Preston Gralla from Computerworld points out, this is shipped to stores, not people. Compare this to the 300,000 Android / iphones phones activated daily!

    1. jags said on February 3, 2011 at 7:01 pm

      But you have to remember how Android started off. I started very slowly and took over almost two years to build to the volume it is at now.

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