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Windows Vista Sideshow coming to Windows Mobile?

Updated 4 years ago
Published Nov 23rd, 2007 1:49PM EST

Ah, the glory of the rumor mill, though as crazy as this one sounds we’ve got some hard evidence to back up the claims. It seems that some clever soul has uncovered a brand new Software Developers Kit on the Windows Sideshow Team blog. The new SDK adds support for the following new features:


  • Portrait QVGA UI designed for remote controls
  • New Universal driver for Windows SideShow that supports USB and Bluetooth communication
  • New Bluetooth menu commands

Sounds like Microsoft has plans for mobile support to us! Sideshow, for those that don’t know, is a bit of software that allows for specific bits of information, such as new emails, media player status, and more, to be displayed on a given device’s secondary screen. This means, for example, that you can check your email without opening your laptop. SideShow, thus far, has been limited to full-size computers running Windows Vista. Just how the technology might be incorporated into a Windows Mobile environment is unclear, but we’re sure it won’t take long before someone answers that question for us



Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.