The Windows Phone 7 OS is in line for an update soon, which finally enables copy-paste and will lead to a speedier OS and better Marketplace Search. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had announced the update in his keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but had refrained from mentioning a timeframe for its release.

No Donuts this February?

However, French WP7 websites are now in a furore over the release date for the update, saying NoDo (No Donuts – a dig at Android, perhaps?) could be released as early as next Monday, February 7. There are no official sources whatsoever, so take this with a grain of salt, even though the date does make sense as it's a week before the Mobile World Congress event kicks off on February 14th in Barcelona.

The update enables the much-requested copy and paste feature, which seems easy to use because all the user has to do is just tap a word, slide their finger to highlight any additional text, then tap the Copy icon. To insert this text in a message or app, tapping the spot where it should go, then tapping the Paste icon should get the job done.

The update also promises faster loading of Games and Apps and a more streamlined Marketplace Search function (with separate searches for Apps/Games and for Music) which will make it easier for users to find what they’re looking for on the Marketplace.

Windows Phones 7 are designed to automatically tell you via a pop-up message if an update is available (unless you’ve turned this option off). So keep your eyes peeled.

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