Engadget is reporting that there will NOT be copy and paste in WP7 out the gate. As they put it “Microsoft just mentioned in a Q&A session here at MIX10 in no uncertain terms that clipboard operations won’t be supported on Windows Phone 7 Series.” OK this is weak sauce. Do I use copy and paste every day? No, but I don’t use my phone as an mp3 player every day either and I sometimes go a day or two without using my phone as a phone, but I still expect it to be there. And I expect these features in a smartphone released in 2010. I think I’m so disappointed because we’ve had this ability forever in WM and it ought to be something simple to include (even if it’s not the best, I’ll take something over nothing) and the fact that it isn’t may say more about the progress of development than anything. I don’t want a first gen iPhone! Yup, I went there.
So, talk me down – am I overreacting?
UPDATE: Paul Thurrott is at Mix10 and just Tweeted: So I was told that Windows Phone copy and paste is not definitely, but that they were looking at adding this before RTM. It’s not there now.