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 bassbeast on Thu 14th Feb 2013 20:18 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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And I have a question: WHY should we want "one device to rule them all" when we've seen time and time again these companies do NOT have any interests but their own at heart?

I mean as it is now I can have an Asus laptop, custom built desktop, Samsung phone, and no name tablet and if any of the above treats me bad or gives me lousy service i can go elsewhere with minimum of fuss. Know how hard that would be if I had everything counting on just a single device?

Lets face it the ones ones really pushing for this are frankly greedy corps who i honestly couldn't care less what they want. Is your phone so heavy you can't lift it and a laptop or tablet? Then why would you want to limit yourself like that? iFixit just labeled the Surface pro virtually unrepairable and gave it a worse score than even the ipad...we supposed to want everything tied to a company that tries to make X86 into a throw away tech?

Personally I'm just sick of it. I'm sick of everybody saying the only thing that counts is cellphones because OS corps make a mint off of stupid 99c games on the things and their disposable nature, I'm sick of crap like the Surface that try to be jacks of all trades and end up masters of none, I'm sick of a swooning press that seems to want nothing more than a single device because apprently having more than one is too hard for their wittle bitty press brains, I'm sick of being told the future is a device that is worse in every way, from freedom to choice to fixability, than what we have now.

I'm just sick of it and if the future is one device to rule them all you can let me off here, thanks anyway. Oh and try not to forget the last line of the one ring since everyone keeps stealing the "one device to rule them all" bit which was "and in darkness bind them" which is quite apt when you are talking about ever more centralized control and disposable devices that cost like durable goods.

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