2010 was considered as a successful year for Microsoft with impressive sales figures. Microsoft also introduced a lot of new different products worldwide during the previous year from software, hardware to gaming devices and so on. Here are some devices that are regarded as the most successful products of Microsoft in the year 2010.
Kinect for Xbox 360
The Microsoft Kinect is said to bring games and entertainment to our life in unusual new ways. Designed specially for the Xbox 360, Microsoft Kinect has managed to sell one million units in only 10 days. This interesting new technology is easy to use and instantly fun. The device can identify user’s body and make him the controller.
Kinect is sold for $150
Windows Live Essentials 2011
Microsoft’s Windows Live Essentials 2011 is a collection of freeware programs including Messenger, Movie Maker, Family Safety, Writer, Mail, Photo Gallery, Messenger Companion, Outlook Connector Pack and some other useful applications.
The WLE 2011 package can be installed on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 but The Windows XP users can’t install it
Windows Phone 7
Window Phone 7 is a mobile operating system unveiled on February 15, 2010. It features a version of Internet Explorer Mobile and supports Hotmail, Outlook, Yahoo Mail, Gmail and many other services.
Halo: Reach is a first-person shooter video game which brought Microsoft US$200 million on its launch day, making the new record for the company.
The game takes place during the year 2552 when humanity is stuck in a war with the alien Covenant.
Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office is still the most popular used software package in our offices today. Its current versions, Office 2010 for Windows was released on June 15, 2010.
Office 2010 features the backstage file menu and new collaboration tools. The software package also includes protected view, a navigation pane and some other functions.
Internet Explorer 9 Beta
Internet Explorer 9 is the next version of Internet Explorer. It drew much attention of internet users worldwide when it was first introduced on September 15, 2010.
The product is designed specifically for web designers and can be installed on Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7.
Office 365 is a new online service for business users. Featuring most devices and browser, Office 365 allows users to work from anywhere. And for a small business, it is a perfect way to start.
Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse
Equipped with touch-scrolling, a 2.4GHz nano transceiver, a battery indicator, and the ability to work on any surface, Arc Touch Mouse really makes users feel comfortable.
Microsoft’s Arc Touch Mouse not only looks unique but also performs very well. It is rumored to sell at US $70
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