Just yesterday in the comments I noted that I’ll be reaching out to David Pogue when “the first Service Pack comes out in mid-January (with copy and paste, turn-by-turn directions, task switching and plugins for Flash and Silverlight)”. That was based on a rumor first published by MSNerd. Today we have reconfirmation of that rumor. In a blog post from a director at MS:
Critics have commented on the lack of specific features like copy & paste and lack of 100s of thousands of applications. And while both are true, copy & paste will be available as an update in a matter of weeks (early 2011) and as for applications, it’s just a matter of time. Developing Windows Phone 7 apps is as easy as developing any .NET/Silverlight application.
If the rumors hold true, that’s not just a copy and paste update, that’s a Bing navigaton, task switching, Flash/Silverlight plug-in enabling update. So for the critics out there, you’re on notice – you don’t have a lot of time to point to these issues so use them while you can. Now get me my phone so I can start a new countdown for SP 1.