Rumor: Microsoft will present Chromecast competitor in a few weeks

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According to a new rumor, Microsoft will present its Miracast dongle in a few weeks. The dongle has to compete with Google’s Chromecast. Microsoft previously added Miracast support to Windows Phone.

An image of the dongle first appeared online at the end of May, but now the Miracast dongle with the type number HD10 has also been approved by the US FCC and the Wi-Fi Alliance. That’s what Windows Phone fan site NPU discovered. The fact that the release is coming soon is also apparent from the secrecy that Microsoft has requested from the FCC. It is valid for three months. Manufacturers often ask the FCC to keep things like photos under wraps for six months.

NPU therefore speculates that Microsoft will announce the dongle at the IFA electronics fair, where the Redmond-based company will hold a presentation in two weeks. According to recent rumors, that presentation also includes the Lumia 830 and Lumia 730 smartphones. The most recent edition of Windows Phone for Nokia devices includes support for Miracast, the wireless technology that Microsoft uses for the dongle according to the test institutes.

Microsoft has not yet responded to the rumors, but has already sent out invitations for the presentation in Berlin in two weeks. It is not clear when the dongle would actually be available afterwards.

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