Microsoft Reveals Updates for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Windows Phone director Joe Belfiore revealed at the Mobile World Congress what we should expect from Windows Phone 7 in the coming months. These updates include multitasking support for third-party applications, copy-and-paste function, and a new mobile Web browser based on Internet Explorer 9.

Other updates in the list deal with substantial performance improvements, as well as a redesigned Marketplace application, and even CDMA support, which would make the Windows Phone 7 eventually available for Sprint and Verizon in the United States.

Some of these updated features were shown off at the MWC, including multitasking using a webOS-style card-based task switcher, the ability for third-party applications to run in the background, Internet Explorer 9 (including GPU acceleration), SkyDrive syncing of Office documents, and even Twitter integration into the People hub

Expect these updates to come as early as March to later half of 2011.

Source: Ars Technica

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