Hands-on with Microsoft's portable Universal Foldable Keyboard
Interested in Microsoft's latest foldable Bluetooth-enabled keyboard accessory? So are we. Check out our hands-on video to know what's on offer with the Universal Foldable Keyboard.
The keyboard is portable, and connects to two devices simultaneously, with buttons available for toggling between the two. Cross-platform functionality means that the keyboard works on Android devices as well as iPhones and iPads, along with Windows tablets. Windows Phone compatibility is coming with Windows 10 for phones and Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 (Update 2).
Pricing and availability details will be announced by Microsoft at a later date. How many of you are interested in picking this up once it goes on sale?
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.
That feature has been incorporated in windows phone 10... Is it really company's fault that it is launching compatible accessories prior to the software update when other windows devices can use it???
It will require a whole new firmware update, with the associated multiple month delay!
That's kind of a big deal if you are the kind that can imagine connecting a Windows Phone to a screen, open up office apps, and get proper work done using a full size keyboard.
I've been waiting for this feature for years (even my ZTE Blade from the dawn of time had Bluetooth keyboard support!)
However, I kind of like the drip feed approach in a weird kind of way....
The reason being - I got my 1020, instantly thought it was the best smartphone I ever owned. Then WP8.1 came out, and most of my few grievances were resolved. The phone had a whole new lease of life, & I valued it even more.
Now Windows 10 is going to bring a whole raft of new features that go even further to completing the package & make it a true productivity workhorse (along with a photographic legend!).
I basically feel like I'll have had 3 new phones over the course of the update process...
Never have I owned one phone for such a long time :)
Better to have the accessories available ahead of W10 launch than not have them at all.
When it released in India ?