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No cut/copy/paste for Windows Phone 7

Apple fanboys: here's your chance to beat up on the Microsofties.

Tech blog Engadget confirmed that Windows Phone 7 Series -- Microsoft's entry into the smartphone market due this holiday season -- will not feature clipboard operations. Meaning: no cut, copy and paste.

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iPhone users moaned for a long time that their phones didn't have that feature, until OS 3.0 last year. Bringing cut/copy/paste to the iPhone was seen as one of the top imperatives among the gadget's fans.

I remember when Apple finally announced the feature at an event last year, people in the audience cheered wildly. Nerds are awesome that way.

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Mind you, the lack of cut/copy/paste in the iPhone didn't inhibit it from being a runaway smash hit amongst consumers, who've complained but mostly managed to live without several "missing" features of the iPhone (i.e. no Flash video support, no mini-SD card slot, no removable battery, limited multitasking, etc.)

So, it's odd -- or maybe it's not? -- that Microsoft is flirting with incurring the wrath of geeks everywhere by not enabling clipboard operations in Windows Phone 7 -- especially since its old Windows Mobile platform has that capability, as Engadget notes. (And a site called Trusted Reviews details other features that Windows Phone 7 will lack.)

What's up wit' dat, Microsoft?

What's do you think's going on here?


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