There has been a lot of criticism against Microsoft's next generation mobile OS – Windows Phone 7.
Missing copy & Paste, backward compatibility, multi-tasking, etc. Oh no! How can Microsoft do that to us geeky mobile fans!? Can we really live without copy & paste???
I personally do not agree with those opinions, I think Microsoft is building something great that will eventually combine the basic enterprise needs, office, exchange etc. with a new, fresh, and actually innovative user experience and rich gaming and multimedia capabilities.
So what if there will not be copy & paste? As long as I can click on a number or link and the system understands where I want to go – that's fine! After all – it is a mobile smartphone not a laptop.
(And remember we are talking about first release…)
I believe we see good things from Microsoft lately, they had to replace their Windows Mobile infrastructure, simply had to, and when you develop everything from scratch – you need to cut some functionality to release it fast enough (not that I think it's fast enough…). Apple is doing it all the time, Google is doing it all the time, why should we expect something else from Microsoft?
On the positive side – here are 2 new videos showing the office and email hubs – absolutely AMAZING:
You can find some hints about popup menus, system menus, etc, as well as some integration between emails, calendar, etc.