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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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by No it isnt on Tue 12th Feb 2013 22:11 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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I think the rise of tablets is mainly due to phones being too "small and portable" to be comfortable to use. Add to them a tablet, which is too heavy and cumbersome to carry around, and you've got to get two gadgets that each are slightly useless at what they're supposed to do best. They don't actually have different uses, although the interface needs some tweaking for screen size, so why should you need two?

I'd rather see phones just smaller than phablets replacing the current low-powered tablets, and serious laptops being merged with tablets in the way Asus does with the i7 based evolution of their Transformer line: a small, portable device for connectivity and information, and a real computer for actual work, with a detachable screen for when you have to walk around a bit while working.

As it is, we need far too many gadgets that do far too little, and aren't nearly good enough at it. And I don't see tablets having any strengths whatsoever.

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