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    News - Microsoft teases mysterious new device

    Can you guess what it is yet?
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    Re: News - Microsoft teases mysterious new device

    Judging by the cut out in the bottom left corner of the picture there's something there that would give the game away, so I'm going to go out on a limb and say they've produced some kind of combination mouse and touch/trackpad device that uses a normal optical mouse innards to control the cursor with a multitouch minipad at the top (instead of a more conventional wheel) that accepts common "gestures" for scrolling, zooming etc.

    edit: I just noticed that you cunningly patched the two pics together, which doesn't mean they're not hiding something, but does mean that they didn't deliberately cut something out of the picture

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    Re: News - Microsoft teases mysterious new device

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    you cunningly patched the two pics together
    I definitely meant to put a line under the picture saying exactly that....but then forgot.

    I guess the fact that you didn't notice is a complement to my photo-editing skills though

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    Re: News - Microsoft teases mysterious new device

    A raised mouse mat?
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    Re: News - Microsoft teases mysterious new device

    Microsoft hot water bottle?

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    Re: News - Microsoft teases mysterious new device

    Is it what they plug Steve Ballmer into pre-show to ensure a full-on sweat?

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    Re: News - Microsoft teases mysterious new device

    looks like a phone to me.
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    Re: News - Microsoft teases mysterious new device

    Aye, the cut out it is a camera..

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    Re: News - Microsoft teases mysterious new device

    The most recent tweet from Microsoft Hardware is "Love the excitement about our next product! Just remember, we make keyboards, webcams and mice…"

    That has to rule out a phone. Surely a touchpad, then.

    Having said, I love the idea of an inductive charger for Steve Ballmer!

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    Re: News - Microsoft teases mysterious new device

    Telefonica TBH...

    With Win' phone 7 me thinkies...
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    Kin 2

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    Re: News - Microsoft teases mysterious new device

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    Re: News - Microsoft teases mysterious new device

    It's the back of "Microsoft Slippers" - obviously that's the faux leather pad for your heel.

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    Re: News - Microsoft teases mysterious new device

    I know what it is - it's a "Make your own Microsoft Eye Patch"!

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    Re: News - Microsoft teases mysterious new device

    blu-ray drive for xbox

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    Re: News - Microsoft teases mysterious new device

    It's a touch mouse.

    As in you move it like a mouse, but the top of it's a touchpad (at least, that's my rough understanding). $70 to you, squire. Engadget have the story:
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/05/m...ation-to-flat/

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