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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This guy is off his rocker
by WorknMan on Tue 12th Feb 2013 19:09 UTC
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Phone apps could have simply been portrait-oriented Metro apps, and this platform should have supported 1366 x 768, the “standard” Windows 8 resolution. App writers could have created apps that ran on phones, tablets, and PCs, using a single executable (where, when run on Phone, the apps would just run in portrait mode). A Windows Phone handset would just be a really small PC. With a phone app.

OK, so Microsoft didn’t do this. But the company still can.


Yes, they CAN, but they WON'T. Why? Because that would make too much sense, and MS rarely does anything that makes sense. If they were going to do this, they would've done it years ago. Instead, as best I can tell, they are busy trying to figure out which is the best way to run the company into the ground. Nobody who wasn't hellbent on destroying that company would've ever allowed the clusterfuck that is Windows 8 to ever go past the inception stage.

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