Microsoft has been promising to add support for copy and paste to Windows Phone 7 since before the operating system was even officially launched. Now the company is explaining how the new feature will work, as well as some other improvements that are in store for the mobile OS.

Copy and paste functionality will work system-wide, allowing you to copy text from a web page, for instance, and paste it into an email or text message. You’ll be able to select text by tapping a word and sliding your finger if you want to add more words before hitting the copy button.

Microsoft says a software update will also reduce the time it takes to launch or resume applications and the ability to search for just games or apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace.

There’s no official word on when these updates will be available, but it sounds like we might not have to wait much longer.

via SlashGear

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