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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Also, in what way is taking Windows wholesale and adding a Phone app to it, taking the mobile phone seriously? That sounds to me like completely giving up on mobile and claiming that the Windows desktop UI is the mother of all UIs that will work on anything, even a phone... if you throw in a phone app. Horribly backwards thinking that I thought the last 5 years had handedly disproved.

You don't have to run the same OS on both in order for both to run the same apps, as long as it has mostly the same internals. They wouldn't be 100% the same across the board, nor would they necessarily be 100% compatible. For example, a phone probably doesn't need to handle printers, DVD drives, scanners, etc, and I doubt anyone would want to run Visual Studio on it either.

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