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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