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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No Compromises!
by jared_wilkes on Tue 12th Feb 2013 21:22 UTC
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Wouldn't this be Windows CE? That definitely took the world by storm a decade ago.

Thurott is so ingrained in Microsoft-think that even he can't get away from the no compromise/Windows is the most valuable property in tech/just add to it and protect the golden egg thinking that he's recasting the WP8/Win8/Metro schizophrenia problem and coming up with exactly the solution that failed a decade ago (and, sadly, it probably is a better plan than the current one). No wonder Microsoft is nearly irrelevant in this decade.

Edited 2013-02-12 21:24 UTC

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