Steve Ballmer has kicked off Microsoft's press conference at Mobile World Congress 2011, announcing that there is a bevy of new features coming to Windows Phone 7 this year.
The first of these features is set to land in March and that is cut-and-paste functionality – something that will be much-welcomed within the WP7 fraternity.
There are also a number of features which are set to be integrated into Windows Phone 7.
These include: Twitter integration directly into the People Hub, support for Office documents in the cloud, dramatically enhanced Web browser experience based on IE9 and a new wave of multitasking applications.
All of these features will be coming to Windows Phone 7 sometime in 2011.
"We're in the race - it's not a sprint but we are certainly gaining momentum and we're in it for the long run," said Achim Berg, a corporate vice president in Microsoft's Mobile Communications Business and Marketing Group about the new features.
"We know we have tough competition, and this is a completely new product. Our design is different, our platform is different, our customer experience is different, and our long-term strategy for earning widespread adoption is different."
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