If the latest patents awarded to Microsoft are to be believed then the company might be working on modular hardware for its Windows Phone based smartphones.
The patent shows how a slide out bay might be used to hotswap between a gamepad , keyboard and even a rechargeable battery pack. Some of the modules could even function wirelessly. One such use case scenario mentioned is that of a screen which works as a wireless handset or a media remote. Can we expect some of these innovations make their way to the Nokia , WP7 partnership ? We sure do hope so as Nokia is known for making really good hardware.
[Via – Unwired View]