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Microsoft admits delay of WP7 update

Blames botched previous update
Fri Mar 11 2011, 11:05

SOFTWARE GIANT Microsoft has admitted that its March update to Windows Phone 7 (WP7) will be delayed.

The update is set to include copy-and-paste, better WP7 Marketplace search, and a number of other improvements, but it will be released several weeks later than originally planned.

Microsoft is looking at a late March release as part of a longer process that the company hopes will result in a higher standard update with a better global rollout.

The Vole blamed the delay on its botched rollout of the February preliminary update, which still isn't available for a number of Windows Phone 7 handsets.

Microsoft said that with nine phones on 60 mobile operators in 30 countries, "things can get a little complicated." Of course, if it cannot manage such a small number of nearly identical phones built to its specifications, then it will likely struggle if it tries to expand its smartphone line even further, particularly with its recent partnership with Nokia.

The Vole attempted to assure users that the March update delay won't affect the timing of future updates, but we'll have to wait and see if it can live up to that. µ


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