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[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 13th Feb 2013 07:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
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Yes, hackers are a danger, but so is hardware failure at home, fire at home or someone stealing your stuff either at home or on the move.

Most stuff you need, I think, is actually really small. Contacts, todo, agenda, bookmarks, "office" files, etc... they easily synch over Dropbox. Someone I know has a Synology box and he showed pictures that were located on it (sweden) on his iPhone (in The Netherlands). It quickly shows thumbnails, touch one and the picture comes up. It worked fast and he has thousands of pictures on it.

For music you have stuff like iTunes Match, Spotify, Internet radio.

That leaves (home) movies. Then I ask myself, where do you watch those? Most likely at home. If you are planning to go somewhere and watch them there or on the train simply put them on your mobile device.

Having a super Windows phone hooked up to a mouse, keyboard and screen makes a crappy desktop and it won't hold all your data, music and movies. It's also easily lost/stolen/broken.

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