Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Feb 2013 18:27 UTC
Windows "Imagine a phone that could run real Remote Desktop. Real PowerShell. Anything that can run on your desktop PC. Imagine 'phablet' form factors, similar to today's Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which could dock to a desktop setup and utilize an external display, keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals. Imagine a single set of APIs that work everywhere. Imagine that Phone isn't a whole separate platform, but an app. An app that runs on Windows. Real Windows. The Windows Phone team could never make that happen. But the Windows client team? You betcha. Make it happen, Microsoft. It's time to take the phone seriously." I have never agreed with Thurrot as much as I do right now.
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by MOS6510 on Tue 12th Feb 2013 18:47 UTC
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Well, I agree less.

Why hook up all kinds of stuff to your phone, turning it in to a not so powerful desktop computer? What do you do when you receive a call?

I think devices should play to their strengths. A phone should be small and ultra portable, not huge trying to be a mini tablet, because that's what tablets are for. And they shouldn't be small, because that's what phones are for. Nor do they need keyboards, because that's what laptops are for.

Smart phone, tablets, laptops, desktops. They all have strong and weak points like size and portability. Turning a mobile phone in to a desktop PC takes away its mobility and makes a crap desktop.

It makes more sense to have your data the cloud (I really dislike that term) and have it synch to all your devices. When you're on the move access it using your phone, when you arrive at the office use a desktop or use a tablet on the couch in the living room.

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