Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 13th Dec 2010 23:11 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's hard to predict the future because we humans prefer to think in terms of familiar paradigms. Even the most brilliant of our species are subject to this flaw. Now, Microsoft faces its turn. The owner of the operating system that likely runs your personal computer, the company that achieved monopoly with Windows and ducked the Department of Justice's scythe to keep it, faces a midlife crisis as the world goes gaga over portable consumer devices. This is the story of what's happening to Microsoft in the handheld operating system markets -- and how it parallels the earlier, similar journeys of IBM Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation. Can Microsoft achieve dominance on mobile devices?
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Why can't you add a monitor and keyboard? My n900 supports external USB devices and bluetooth devices, so there's keyboard and mouse, plus it does video out and will connect with an LCD.

Yes, I could connect a Bluetooth keyboard; possibly a USB keyboard/mouse too - but no, there's no connection for a monitor. Might have to jail break it for some of those devices - haven't quite tried - but there's nothing available to connect it to a monitor with. If there was - I'd be picking up the keyboard/mouse without question. Perhaps an Android Tablet will do the job though...

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I'd say it would depend on the handset. Android must certainly support video out in general, but not for every model.

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