Is USB OTG an important feature for your next Windows Phone?

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While we have been very happy with recent evidence that Windows Phones may soon support Bluetooth HID, I have been puzzled by some readers saying that USB OTG support is just as important, and should have been first.

OTG-Micro-USBUSB OTG would allow Windows Phones to connect to flash drives, external USB hard drives, keyboard and even mice via USB, but this would usually require a special adapter cable.

As can be seen in the picture above, more than a decade ago some Windows Mobile handsets offered the feature, and the solution remains as messy then as now.

Connecting a USB keyboard to your phone is also rather odd, even simply on the cable management level.

Some Android handsets offer this feature, and while it is rather common to see iPad users with their Bluetooth keyboards I have yet so see a Android user plug in a flash drive.

Windows 10 for phones may still bring along this feature, but with Bluetooth HID on the way, and cloud storage so pervasive, does Windows Phone really USB OTG? Let us know why or why not below.

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