Microsoft officially revealed it’s planning to release a number of Windows Phone 7 updates in the coming months.
Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, officially confirmed the updates and said they will bring improvements for performance and copy and paste functionality. Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas he said Windows Phone 7 has been an “amazing success.”
Microsoft is planning to release a Windows Phone 7 OS update in early 2011. Microsoft is officially saying that the update is due in early 2011 but WinRumors understands Microsoft has yet to RTM the initial update. Windows Phone 7 is a key part of Microsoft’s long term mobile strategy and we expect the software giant to detail a second bigger update in February at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Spain. Microsoft’s second update will introduce enhanced developer controls for applications and updated Silverlight components. Microsoft’s first update recently leaked in a video of the company’s implementation of Windows Phone 7 copy and paste.
Ballmer also confirmed that Verizon and Sprint devices will be available in “the first half of 2011.”