When did copy and paste become so damn exciting?

When big tech companies left it out of its (unfinished) mobile operating systems, that's when. First it was Apple who made a big song and dance about a copy and paste update and now it's Microsoft's turn.

Update? How's about including it in the first place instead of pretending it's a major addition.

Anyway, rant over - it's coming to Windows Phone 7, as confirmed by Microsoft.

"Soon you’ll be able to copy text from emails, text messages, web pages, and Office Mobile documents, and paste it anywhere you can type", reads the over enthusiastic official statement.

"Using copy and paste is easy and intuitive. In many cases you just tap a word, slide your finger to highlight any additional text, then tap the Copy icon. To insert this text in a message or app, just tap the spot where it should go, then tap the Paste icon".

Really, it's like 1984 all over again.

More excitingly, Microsoft has also revealed in the updates (that will arrive "over the next few months") that apps and games will be getting faster and the Marketplace is getting more streamlined.

Updates will automatically be notified to you on your WP7 display.

Copy and Paste eh? Living the dream.