Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced several new features and capabilities in the next upcoming windows phone 7 update that will make Windows Phone 7 – we previously posted about assumed features in next windows phone 7 update, Now it has been confirmed that windows phone 7 update is coming in first week of March 2010.
The first major update for Windows Phones would be made available by the first two weeks of March. This free update will bring several functions like copy-paste and faster app performance. Also, changes will be made for better integration in services like Bing and Windows Marketplace.
Some new features which has been promised in first update are
- Twitter integration in the People Hub
- Office document sharing and storage in the cloud via Windows Live SkyDrive
- Next generation browsing with Internet Explorer 9 with the same standards support (HTML5, etc.) and hardware accelerated graphics as the PC version.
- Additional multi-tasking capabilities like switching between apps, running apps in the background (such as listening to music), and other functionalities would be added.
Looks like Microsoft is confident on its path to be successful with Windows Phone 7 and its growing ecosystem, there seems to be a clear vision for what lies ahead and a unique set of assets that will help Microsoft move the Windows Phone ecosystem forward.