One of the few reasons why you might want to ever use a feature of Windows Mobile 7 has been delayed.
A spokesman for the Imperium has confirmed that the “cut and paste” update has been delayed. But in a “jam tomorrow” statement the MegaVole promised an even bigger update by the end of the year.
The latest date for “cut and paste” is that it will be with us later this month. Steve Ballmer promised it would be here at the beginning of the month.
The fact is that if Microsoft wanted to make an impression with Windows Mobile 7, “cut and paste” should have been an option at launch.
Writing in his bog, Eric Hautala, general manager of customer experience engineering at Microsoft, said that the reason for the delay was because of a problem with an earlier update, which the Imperium tried to send to Windows Phone 7 devices.
This update was supposed to improve the update process but ended up stuffing up those who used Samsung phones.
Hautala wrote that he has decided to take some extra time to ensure the update process meets everyone’s standards.
Hautala said the update for later this year is still on schedule that will feature multitasking, a Twitter feature, and a new HTML 5-friendly version of Internet Explorer Mobile.
Hautala tried to pin the blame for the delay on the carriers.
He said that Microsoft has to ship its update to carriers, which often add their own software and do their own testing, he said. “But it’s still their network, and the reality is that some carriers require more time than others,” he wrote.