Google Chromecast is a hit, and now it appears Microsoft wants to replicate something similar to it for Windows Phone and probably Windows PCs.

miracast

A Miracast Dongle named HD-10 has been seen at FCC and WiFi Org too. It is from Microsoft Mobile  team and will be manufactured by “Foxconn” as the FCC report suggests. So, continuing with the tradition of launching one or more cool accessories with new Lumias, the Microsoft Mobile team may launch the HD-10 on 4th September.

A casting dongle for Windows Phone 8.1 is great for starters, but there may be more to this than just smartphones. Microsoft also built Miracast support into Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1. That means the upcoming Microsoft Miracast dongle should also work with your laptop, desktop, or Windows tablet.

There’s no word on when this dongle might be announced or what it will cost, but Microsoft does have a Lumia event scheduled for September 4, where we could see the Lumia 730 and 830. That would be a good time to introduce a Miracast device, and while this is a Windows Phone event, we’ll be listening to see if the dongle also supports PCs.

LEAVE A REPLY