The keyboard for Windows 10 on Phone has a virtual precision pointing stick

File this under subtle but cool. Windows 10 for phone has a new addition to the keyboard: a precision pointing stick, akin to the famous red nub on Lenovo keyboards.

Positioned on the lower left of the keyboard and in blue (likely the Accent color), the virtual pointing stick has one function: let you navigate with ease and precision on the screen. Yup, instead of the old problem of using your chubby finger to move the caret to edit text, you can optionally use this nub to move it around.

Although not worthy of a full announcement, it is neat additions like this that has us excited for Windows 10 next month on our phones.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.