During yesterday's CES keynote, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer again confirmed that the 1st Windows Phone 7 update is soon to be released and Microsoft has unveiled further information what users can expect from it. According to these information, the update will include copy and paste, faster apps and games start and a better Marketplace search. Without going into further details, copy and paste will allow to select and copy text from E-Mails, text messages, web pages and Office Mobile documents, and paste it anywhere. Furthermore Microsoft said it has whittled down the time it takes for apps and games to start up and resume, which is important since Windows Phone 7 isn't featuring traditionall multitasking.
Last but not least the Marketplace search will be streamlined to make it easier to find specific apps, games, or music. Pressing the Search button in the apps or games section of Marketplace only apps or games will appear in the results while pressing the Search button in the music section of Marketplace the music catalog only will be searched.
Still, there's no release date given but Microsoft only explains that Windows Phone 7 is designed to automatically notify its user via a pop-up message (unless this option is turned off) that an update is available.
Cheers ~ Arne