Just days after announcing a new partnership with Nokia, Microsoft unveiled a series of new features for Windows Phone 7 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today.

The new Windows Phone 7 features announced today include:

• Copy and paste functionality via the first major update, coming in the next month.
• Twitter integration directly into the People Hub, coming in 2011.
• Support for Office documents in the cloud, coming in 2011.
• Dramatically enhanced Web browser experience based on Internet Explorer 9 in 2011.
• A new wave of multitasking applications in 2011.
• Targeting a significant volume of Nokia Windows Phones in 2012.

In addition, the phone will be available soon on U.S. networks such as Verizon and Sprint, according to Andy Lees, president of Microsoft’s Mobile Communications Business.

For more detail on the announcements at Mobile World Congress, read this feature on the Microsoft News Center and this post by Lees on the Windows Phone Blog. Also, check out these images and videos of Windows Phone 7 phones.

On Feb. 11, Microsoft and the Finnish mobile phone maker announced a new partnership that has Nokia adopting the Windows Phone operating system as its primary mobile platform. 

Posted by Jeff Meisner
Senior Manager, Corporate Blogs