The Microsoft keynote at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is still underway, but the company thoughtfully leaked the official press release detailing what will be shared by Steve Ballmer. Besides throwing out the 2 million licenses sold spiel we've heard previously, Microsoft is sharing the following features that will be added to Windows Phone 7 later this year:
- Copy and paste functionality via first major update, coming in the next month
- Twitter integration directly into the People Hub in 2011
- Support for Office documents in the cloud in 2011
- Dramatically enhanced Web browser experience based on IE9 in 2011
- A new wave of multitasking applications in 2011
- Targeting significant volume of Nokia Windows Phones in 2012
The browser update is the biggest news as it brings the WP7 mobile browser more inline with the desktop version of Internet Explorer. Mary Jo Foley recently published a preview of this update which is spot on, as usual.