Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Nov 2012 23:38 UTC
Microsoft The Verge is reporting Microsoft is building its own gaming tablet. "The Xbox Surface will likely include a custom ARM processor and high-bandwidth RAM designed specifically for gaming tasks. We're told these specifications could be altered to accommodate an unannounced Intel SoC and that the Xbox Surface is being developed independent of specific hardware architecture. Microsoft's Xbox Surface won't run a full version of Windows, rather this 7-inch tablet will run a custom Windows kernel. Messaging and other tablet functions may be supported, but the focus is on gaming." Custom kernel. So, incompatible with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Question. Why?
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by ilovebeer on Wed 7th Nov 2012 18:04 UTC
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Each device provides its own unique experience to the user. In my opinion, watching anything longer than a few minutes worth of video on any cell phone is lame. I certainly would not want to watch a full length movie on it because it simply isn't capable of providing me with the type of experience I want. Reading anything on a cellphone much beyond an article or short story at most is uncomfortable and bad for your eyes. The more you zoom in to lessen the strain, the more inconvenient it becomes.

All these devices can be describe using one simple word... tools. That's all they are. To some people a cellphone may provide all the features & experience the user needs/wants. Their beloved cellphone may actually be their electronic swiss army knife. But, that's no excuse for no seeing how or why that may not be true for others. I don't mind using different tools depending on the job & what I want out of it. Obviously a whole lot of people feel the same way.

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