A user had a complaint:
When someone sends me a contact by email, is there an easier way to add it to my own contacts? The contacts say Read-only in the title bar and Save as Outlook item saves it to my hard drive. I need to open it then click the Copy to My Contacts button.
If the contact was sent in internet format, with the .vcf extension (such as created by Forward as Business Card), you should be able to edit it after saving, without closing and re-opening it.
When it's sent as an Outlook Contact, the contact will be read-only and you won't be able to add any notes or edit it until it's saved and closed then re-opened, but you don't need to save it to the hard drive first.
Another option: drag the attachment to People navigation and drop to add it to the default contacts folder.