1. Salehshams's Avatar
    Friends,
    I heard WP 8,1 will support mouse ank keyboards. Is it correct??
    Would it support otg(foe example. Flash memory?)

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    Kevin Rush likes this.
    02-16-2014 06:40 AM
  2. iyae's Avatar
    Could you imagine using a mouse and keyboard on a phone? It would be horrendous. That's what PCs are for. Microsoft wouldn't bother with such a useless feature in a phone im afraid.
    Dk92 likes this.
    02-16-2014 06:45 AM
  3. irtiza_fayaz's Avatar
    They actually have HID support included. That means you can connect your phone to a keyboard. But really? A Mouse? The gestures would be terrible. Isn't that why non touch W8 users wanted the legacy desktop back?
    02-16-2014 06:52 AM
  4. Salehshams's Avatar
    Hey friends what are you saying...
    Android now supports this features. And you can use keyboards and mouse on Android phones.it also supports the Flash memory.
    I think Nokia and has it's hardware.. And now Microsoft must support it's software...

    It's not a big request.

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    Kevin Rush likes this.
    02-16-2014 12:49 PM
  5. Dk92's Avatar
    Hey friends what are you saying...
    Android now supports this features. And you can use keyboards and mouse on Android phones.it also supports the Flash memory.
    I think Nokia and has it's hardware.. And now Microsoft must support it's software...

    It's not a big request.

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    Just because Android supports it, that doesn't mean its a feature that's now mandatory for other platforms to incorporate. Its a useless feature and I'm sure the majority would agree.
    02-16-2014 12:51 PM
  6. colinkiama's Avatar
    Hey friends what are you saying...
    Android now supports this features. And you can use keyboards and mouse on Android phones.it also supports the Flash memory.
    I think Nokia and has it's hardware.. And now Microsoft must support it's software...

    It's not a big request.

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    Mice in WP would suck but keyboard is not a bad idea.
    02-16-2014 12:55 PM
  7. StevoPhilo's Avatar
    I think the keyboard support could be useful for those using Office 365 and trying to edit documents on the go, but I don't think having mouse support is ideal on a device that is mainly touch based. I don't see it working.
    02-16-2014 01:04 PM
  8. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    I want a Bluetooth keyboard for use with my Windows Phone. If you look at the "Windows Phone User Voice" web site, you will see that Bluetooth keyboard is a feature that many people want.
    02-16-2014 01:36 PM
  9. iyae's Avatar
    Get a freaking tablet then. Sheesh. I'm sorry but all im picturing in my head is this absolutely comedic scene of a guy hunched over his 5 inch phone on a table with a keyboard 3 times its size. I really don't understand the need for this; people are silly sometimes.
    02-16-2014 03:08 PM
  10. iyae's Avatar
    Hey friends what are you saying...
    It's not a big request.
    no, its not. Just a pointless one IMO
    02-16-2014 03:10 PM
  11. joe_easton's Avatar
    A full keyboard is silly but there is use for "keyboard emulated connections". One use is barcode scanners. A Bluetooth scanner can be paired using keyboard emulation so the phone can be used in retail stores.
    iyae likes this.
    02-16-2014 03:13 PM
  12. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Mouse and Keyboard support were great on Symbian. It was a little laggy (for the mouse) but it's not even close to a horrible idea.
    You can make a laptop out of a phone, how cool is that?
    You probably wont use it everyday but who cares?
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    02-16-2014 03:15 PM
  13. colinkiama's Avatar
    Mouse and Keyboard support were great on Symbian. It was a little laggy (for the mouse) but it's not even close to a horrible idea.
    You can make a laptop out of a phone, how cool is that?
    You probably wont use it everyday but who cares?
    well.. The more features the better I guess. Microsoft should really look at Symbian for some inspiration.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    02-16-2014 04:30 PM
  14. irtiza_fayaz's Avatar
    Get a freaking tablet then. Sheesh. I'm sorry but all im picturing in my head is this absolutely comedic scene of a guy hunched over his 5 inch phone on a table with a keyboard 3 times its size. I really don't understand the need for this; people are silly sometimes.
    ^This :D
    iyae likes this.
    02-16-2014 11:17 PM
  15. MaXi32's Avatar
    Could you imagine using a mouse and keyboard on a phone? It would be horrendous. That's what PCs are for. Microsoft wouldn't bother with such a useless feature in a phone im afraid.
    People want to play Dota 2 on their phone. A mouse is needed.
    Pontifex likes this.
    02-16-2014 11:49 PM
  16. iyae's Avatar
    People want to play Dota 2 on their phone. A mouse is needed.
    i stick with my stance; using a mouse and keyboard with a phone is laughable. Almost as funny as people taking photos with their tablets. Endless comic relief. :P
    02-16-2014 11:55 PM
  17. B_Sack's Avatar
    If you don't understand why this would be useful, that's fine. But you don't have to use such a feature either. They are merging RT & WP as quickly as possible. They are bringing the ability to project to other screens and even have them be "screen aware" which means you can open apps into a different screen, and still utilize your phone like normal (similar to a Win8 tablet/computer). The ability to also run stationary desk items such as a keyboard & mouse to your phone and utilize your phone as a pocketable, super portable computer is definitely useful. I look forward to being able to do things like this without needing to bring other devices into the mix.

    I would love to be able to be at somebody's home, slap my phone down on the table and use their peripherals to quickly do some work or even play a game off my phone which is being displayed on their TV or monitor. There are tons of possible uses for this, and it just adds to the devices capabilities and usefulness. It doesn't mean you have to drag a keyboard/mouse with you at all times, it means when/if you could use them, you have the option.
    psiu_glen, Ek-Balam and Kevin Rush like this.
    02-17-2014 12:32 AM
  18. psiu_glen's Avatar
    You saved me a lot of typing! :D

    They are bringing video output, support for peripherals would be natural in *certain circumstances*. Remember Motorola tried this with some dockable phones a few years back (was the Atrix the first one?). Nice idea but slower devices and hobbled with not so efficient Android at the time. Nowadays our devices are running at HD resolutions already, are going to quad core, more onboard encoding/decoding, etc.

    Probably take them a little while, but the idea of OneDrive syncing your account to various devices and screens would be great -- your phone normally is in phone mode, but it springs out into more of an RT mode when hooked up as a mini-desktop.

    If you don't understand why this would be useful, that's fine. But you don't have to use such a feature either. They are merging RT & WP as quickly as possible. They are bringing the ability to project to other screens and even have them be "screen aware" which means you can open apps into a different screen, and still utilize your phone like normal (similar to a Win8 tablet/computer). The ability to also run stationary desk items such as a keyboard & mouse to your phone and utilize your phone as a pocketable, super portable computer is definitely useful. I look forward to being able to do things like this without needing to bring other devices into the mix.

    I would love to be able to be at somebody's home, slap my phone down on the table and use their peripherals to quickly do some work or even play a game off my phone which is being displayed on their TV or monitor. There are tons of possible uses for this, and it just adds to the devices capabilities and usefulness. It doesn't mean you have to drag a keyboard/mouse with you at all times, it means when/if you could use them, you have the option.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    02-17-2014 12:14 PM
  19. iSeeiSheep's Avatar
    Some easy predictions about phones:

    1. Your phone will eventually become your computer
    2. It will dock with shells or link wirelessly
    3. It will integrate with your car and replace its GPS / NAV
    4. It will be greatly extended by cloud technologies such a Cortana
    5. It will have different UI's depending on method of access such as keyboard or touchscreen

    Think outside the box and look towards the future of where this is going! We are on the brink of major changes in technologies and future NANO tech will radically advance what your seeing today...
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    02-17-2014 11:30 PM
  20. iyae's Avatar
    If you don't understand why this would be useful, that's fine. But you don't have to use such a feature either. They are merging RT & WP as quickly as possible. They are bringing the ability to project to other screens and even have them be "screen aware" which means you can open apps into a different screen, and still utilize your phone like normal (similar to a Win8 tablet/computer). The ability to also run stationary desk items such as a keyboard & mouse to your phone and utilize your phone as a pocketable, super portable computer is definitely useful. I look forward to being able to do things like this without needing to bring other devices into the mix.

    I would love to be able to be at somebody's home, slap my phone down on the table and use their peripherals to quickly do some work or even play a game off my phone which is being displayed on their TV or monitor. There are tons of possible uses for this, and it just adds to the devices capabilities and usefulness. It doesn't mean you have to drag a keyboard/mouse with you at all times, it means when/if you could use them, you have the option.
    Or i dunno, you could log onto skydrive, open your documents there, and use Microsoft's web apps to do your work? The much more logical solution. *shrugs*
    02-18-2014 03:21 PM
  21. bilzkh's Avatar
    HID (i.e. support of mice and keyboards) will allow for a literal Pocket-PC. One can put their Windows Phone on the table and then tap on app that enables the phone to project a specific UI to the big screen. If you link it up with a mouse and keyboard, you've got a PC in your pocket. Imagine the use case scenarios with WP's new video and audio editing APIs, or the incoming remote-desktop app, etc. You might think this is useless, but it's just another point to leverage in WP's favour against the competition. Heck, it'll also pave the way for next-gen tablets (that combine WP and RT).
    Kevin Rush and crav4speed like this.
    02-18-2014 03:45 PM

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