There are a myriad of ways to do copy/cut/paste ... here are a few. Using the physical keyboard, this can be done with the D-pad by itself or in combination with the Shift button. Using D-Pad by itself Highlight individual letters: Long-press D-Pad and choose Select Text followed by moving the D-Pad in the direction of the words/letters you want to copy Next to Copy/Cut the text you've selected, simply long-press the D-Pad again to access the menu offering you the option to cut/copy the text. To paste the text, simply long-press the D-pad again and choose Paste. Using Shift and D-Pad Highlight individual letters: Shift + D-Pad Left or Right Highlight entire words: Shift + D-Pad Up or Down Copy/Cut Text: Long-press D-pad and select Copy/Cut for the text previously selected Paste Text: Long-press D-pad and select Paste or Menu button and 'V' as noted earlier in the thread.