Microsoft's not the only corporate FAIL
When you build things by committee it's not unusual to end up with products that satisfy nobody.
Yet with Orwellian rationalization, the idiom "nobody's perfect" leads to RTM.
Over there where GSM is the accepted standard I can see why the iPhone is so popular, but over here in the states CDMA/EV-DO has over twice the coverage (e.g. an iPhone has 'no signal' within 5 miles of my home in any direction).
Still, most of the offerings from Samsung (I think they're Java/J2ME) that are offered by the CDMA carriers (e.g. Sprint, Verizon, et al) don't have copy/paste either.
Other universal features I'd like to see adopted by all manufacturers:
When I'm in the browser, being able to dispatch a text to someone with the URL of the site I'm currently viewing, instead of having to open the texting app and manually type in the URL (since, of course, there is no copy/paste).
Other keyboard layouts besides QWERTY on touch screens... if we have to type with our thumbs, at least put the most-used letters next to each other.
If a stylus is included, ALWAYS provide a storage slot/hole for it on the device.
Being able to edit the URLs of bookmarks, not just their titles.