Windows Phone 7 update imminent (but no copy & paste)

Microsoft has confirmed that a new software update for Windows Phone 7 smartphones is heading out the virtual door today, though it's won't bring the copy & paste functionality users are eagerly waiting for. Instead, the update will be a minor one, containing bugfixes and paving the way for future OTA firmware releases.

A much more impressive update is expected to arrive later in 2011, bringing with it multitasking support and a new browser engine. However, before then there's a smaller update which some had expected to see announced at MWC 2011 last week. Interestingly, we've heard that, while this minor update is all about bugfixes, it actually won't address the phantom data IMAP bug Microsoft blamed Yahoo! Mail for.