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Xbox 360 controller with Messenger Kit (Source: Microsoft)

Pink and blue controllers join the available white and black (Source: Microsoft)
QWERTY keypad and new controller colors coming to Xbox 360 this fall

The Xbox 360 Spring 2007 update added to the console Windows Live Messenger support, allowing gamers to chat while playing or watching videos. With the cumbersome and slow nature of entering text with the standard controller, Microsoft unveiled a controller keypad attachment.

At E3, Microsoft formally named the keypad accessory the Xbox 360 Messenger Kit, which attaches to the standard controller, giving users access to a QWERTY layout for entering text while maintaining gameplay functionality in one easy-to-hold device. The Xbox 360 Messenger Kit includes a Chatpad and Xbox 360 Headset, and will be available beginning September 6 for $29.99.

Microsoft’s console went through its first year and a half with only beige, until the Xbox 360 Elite brought with it the black controller. This fall will see additional colors added into the mix, with pink and shades of blue to debut in October for $49.99 each.

Those looking for even more colorful controllers should look at the special Halo 3-themed Xbox 360 controllers featuring Todd McFarlane artwork and the Spartan green console and controller that are a part of the Halo Special Edition console.

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RE: Oh yeah!
By EndPCNoise on 7/11/2007 5:25:27 PM , Rating: 2
Not disagreeing with you about preferring a Falcon 360...

However, if someone walks into a store with every intension of buying a new Falcon 360, how would anyone be able to tell the difference between the old stock of current RROD 360's and the new stock of Falcon 360's just by looking at the box on the shelf?

RE: Oh yeah!
By h0kiez on 7/12/2007 10:25:58 AM , Rating: 2
HDMI port? ;-)

Yes, I realize that's just speculation.

RE: Oh yeah!
By EndPCNoise on 7/12/2007 1:31:11 PM , Rating: 2
Maybe one of the authors and/or editors here at DailyTech can chime in on this question to address some of the speculation for your loyal readers.

You guys are great at getting to the bottom of this sort of thing.
Keep up the good work!

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