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Windows 8 Wedge mobile keyboard spotted: compact, works over Bluetooth

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Windows 8 Wedge mobile keyboard spotted: compact, works over Bluetooth
The more we hear about Windows 8 on mobile devices, especially tablets, the more we tend to think that Microsoft is putting a lot of emphasis on the keyboard and now we have one more piece of evidence for that - the Wedge Mobile keyboard with the new Windows 8 logo. The first image of the upcoming keyboard is coming from Czech news website WinMag and shows a tiny keyboard with what seems like a stand/case for it.

The keys are relatively large, with only the function keys on the top row being smaller than usual, but any space outside of the keys is trimmed to a minimum contributing to that compact feel.

Good news is that the keyboard will work over Bluetooth, so it’s definitely aimed at tablets and smartphones. The folding case seems to double as a stand, but we couldn’t tell for sure from the only picture available.

The website that obtained the image claims the keyboard will be launching very soon and sold together with some Windows 8 configurations. Stay tuned - it seems we’ll be hearing a lot about Windows 8 accessories in the near future.

source: WinMag.cz via TheVerge

Windows 8 Wedge mobile keyboard spotted: compact, works over Bluetooth

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posted on 18 Jul 2012, 08:57 1

1. quryous (banned) (Posts: 106; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

No Numeric Keypad, no SALE.

I'll just stick with a standard $35.00, easy to find and connect keyboard with a Numerica Keypad. Makes life SO much easier for people who actually WORK on their devices.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 09:48

2. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

Agree!!! need the Numeric Keypad!!

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 10:51 1

3. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1161; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


posted on 18 Jul 2012, 12:36

4. devilfisch (Posts: 35; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Oooh! A keyboard with no bezel! :P

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 12:40

5. randomguest (Posts: 20; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)

They probably dropped it to make it more compact. It says it's aimed for tablets and smartphones so the emphasis isn't work on this one.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 12:48

6. devilfisch (Posts: 35; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I like it. It looks very portable and seems to fit well to the simplicity of Windows 8. I might buy one to replace my aging Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 which I have dubbed "the boomerang". If I needed a numpad I'll just use the one that came with my former keyboard. :)

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 00:37

7. andrew1953 (Posts: 175; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)

I Don't think Microsoft. Intend slipping away quietly,quite the contrary. They've obviously spent a lot of tome and effort on Windows 8 and are looking to make a big success of it on mobile platforms in particularm

posted on 13 May 2013, 20:44

8. JASFL (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 May 2013)

I own one, works great.. the cover / back support fits my limited desk area..

I find it to be a very comfortable finger spacing.. I feel it is a positive key touch and response..

my experiences started back with much older keyboards so in whereas I understand everyone poor review in regards towards a number pad built in.. it's just a standard keyboard to me, that works.. rather well..

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