The Samsung Taylor, one of the developer devices for Windows Phone 7, allegedly received a recent update bringing copy/paste functionality. Microsoft reconfirmed a roll-out of an update in early 2011 that would bring the missing feature to Windows Phone 7 handsets but according to rumors, some already got it.
While all Windows Phone 7 users seem to be running version 7.0.7004.0 of the platform, out tipster claims that the Samsung Taylor has received an update via the Zune software which bumped up the version number to 7.0.7338.0 and brought copy/paste functionality. Pretty much like we described the way copy/paste will work right after the keynote, our tipster walks us through: “A user can tap a word in mail, IE, Word, etc and that word is then highlighted with arrows on both sides. One can then drag to the left or right to include more words. An icon appears above the highlighted word(s) (looks very similar to the copy icon in Office 2010) to copy. Open a new document, once the cursor is set/blinking and the soft keyboard appears, a paste icon (again, looks the same as the paste icon in Office 2010) is shown just above the top row of letters. In “Messaging”, a user can long press a specific IM which open up the hidden menu that now includes copy. Paste where you wish…”
If you have a Samsung Taylor Windows Phone 7 developers device, let us know if this thing is for real and maybe send us your pictures, videos or comments in the section below.