Many think of Microsoft as just a software company, or just a videogame machine maker. But, their long list of hardware releases has been around since almost the beginning of the company. On Tuesday, two new products were announced, giving users a new keyboard and a revamped entry level phone.
Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled a new Universal Foldable Keyboard, and will give mobile users a great keyboard to enjoy to type on. Additionally, Microsoft also unveiled a revised Nokia 106 phone, giving those who are looking for their first phone, a great $20 phone to enjoy with the basics.
The new Universal Foldable Keyboard is a $99.95 Bluetooth keyboard, and is meant to work with the iPad, iPhone, Android devices, Windows tablets, and some Windows phones. It has a full-size keyset, and folds out for use within seconds. It also allows for pairing with two devices, for phones and tablets.
There are a number of keyboards on the market in this niche, but Microsoft might have the winner. It has a durable keyboard, is very lightweight, and works with all devices. A full size keyset also stands it apart from other keyboards, and it’s attractive $99.95 price will keep business users attracted to it.
Revamped Nokia 105
The new Nokia 105 was detailed in a lengthy blogpost, and goes over the idea of phones for people in developing countries who don’t have phones. The phone is priced at $20, and can store 2,000 contacts. It supports 15 hours of talk time, and has up to 35 days of standby time, enough for a month.
The phone is available in cyan, black and white, and comes in single SIM or dual SIM models. It also includes Snake Xenzia and Bubble Bash 2, plus a FM radio and torchlight. It will be available globally, and is a very attractive phone. Nokia has this market cornered, and sells great phones for this price.
A new keyboard and revamped phone is announced from Microsoft. It’s not all Windows for Microsoft anymore.