According to Chris Walsh, the guy who created the ChevronWP7 hack, Microsoft has something big planned for Windows Phone 7 in January, and it looks like Windows Phone 7 may get its first major update since the new OS was launched.
If the rumor is true, then Microsoft will be adding a range of new functions to Windows Phone 7, which include multi-tasking, copy and paste, support for custom ring tones and Bing turn by turn directions.
According to Chris Walsh, the update to Windows Phone 7 is so major, Microsoft could have called it Windows Phone 7, “MS took 3 months to do what Apple did in 3 years” and “Lets just say the could have called it Windows Phone 8”
It will be interesting to see if the rumor turns out to be true, and if Microsoft are able to release major updates to the platform on a regular basis it could help Windows Phone 7 gain popularity.
WP Central via Into Mobile