Microsoft experimenting with modular hardware

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]

Author: Dhruv Bhutani

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