Windows Phone 7 Gets Multitasking, Twitter Integration, and More

Maximum PC Staff

At Mobile World Congress today in Barcelona, Microsoft announced some of its plans to update Windows Phone 7 in 2011 . Over the course of the year, the company has plans to roll out a number of updates to the operating system, offering several new features including:

  • Copy and paste functionality via first major update, coming in the next month
  • Twitter integration directly into the People Hub in 2011
  • Support for Office documents in the cloud in 2011
  • Dramatically enhanced Web browser experience based on IE9 in 2011
  • A new wave of multitasking applications in 2011


“We’re in the race – it’s not a sprint but we are certainly gaining momentum and we’re in it for the long run,” said Achim Berg, a corporate vice president in Microsoft’s Mobile Communications Business and Marketing Group. “We know we have tough competition, and this is a completely new product. Our design is different, our platform is different, our customer experience is different, and our long-term strategy for earning widespread adoption is different.”

Microsoft announced a partnership with Nokia last week . As part of the partnership, the mobile phone maker will be focusing on making Windows Phone 7 smartphones, and will offer feedback on the OS to Microsoft.

Do any of you use Windows Phone 7? What update are you looking forward to?


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