Walshie added that “MS took 3 months to do what Apple did in 3 years.” It’s unclear how he got this information.
What’s on the table if this rumor pans out? Copy and paste is an obvious candidate, given that Andy Lees, Microsoft’s senior vice president of mobile communications, said the feature will arrive early next year.
We could also see some sort of multitasking for third-party apps, turn-by-turn directions from Bing and custom ringer support, according to an earlier rumor from WPCentral. However, this report is pretty shaky, originating from a forum post by someone who reportedly talked to an unnamed Microsoft employee.
I often hear Apple-bashers complain when Microsoft is criticized for Windows Phone 7’s missing features, because the iPhone didn’t add the same features until two or three years after launch. That’s irrelevant. What’s important is the current state of all smartphone platforms, and Microsoft has some catching up to do. If these rumors pan out, it’s not too late.
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