The Windows Phone 7 mobile devices are expected to be available in the UK, as early as October 2010. Microsoft Senior Director Paul Bryan has confirmed this.
First he confirmed the new OS will support an multiple Exchange protocol accounts:
“We can do more than two – there’s no limit,” he said, useful when Gmail, Hotmail and nearly everyone else is running Exchange Activesync.”
When asked when the mobile handsets would be arriving, Watson confirmed that the Windows Phone 7 release date would be “between October and New Year” for countries outside of the US.
The integration of Xbox gaming, social networking integration and a radical new user interface is expected to prove as an asset to the market.
When asked about copy and paste feature , this was what he had to say :
“We ended up getting to the point where we said we need to deliver a great experience and there are certain things we can get done in this period of time and certain things we can’t.”
“Do we need it? Yes. Is it coming at some point? Yes.”
In context to use of an alternative browser he said :
“You won’t see native code Opera or Firefox at launch”
“We’re always working with our partners to work out what makes sense. If the market demands an alternative browser, then we’ll enable our partners to do that.”
Full read @ TechRadar.