WHILE MICROSOFT'S Windows Phone 7 Series is being touted as the best thing since sliced bread, reviewers are starting to find holes in it.
Engadget has just noticed that the next Microsoft mobile phone OS will not do cut and paste, something that is fairly vital for a hack in a hurry.
Apparently the Vole just happened to mentioned in a question and answer session that clipboard operations won't be supported on Windows Phone 7 Series.
Given that Windows Mobile has had those particular functions for years, it seems odd that the Vole is pulling the plug on them.
But it seems that Microsoft thinks that copying anything between applications is something that the great unwashed don't want.
Apparently there is a data-detection service built into the text-handling API that will recognise phone numbers and addresses, so what more could anyone want?
Given the outcry from Iphone users about the lack of such basic functionality until Jobs' Mob added it in the Iphone 3.0 update, it seems very short sighted for its Volish rivals to make exactly the same gaff.
However it might have something to do with the amount of space the clipboard area takes up in the memory and the resulting knock-on effect on battery life. µ
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