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[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by No it isnt on Wed 13th Feb 2013 17:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
No it isnt
Member since:
2005-11-14

No one needs a tablet. It's got all the things that make a phone suck except one (size), replacing that one drawback with the exact same in the opposite direction. It's too large to be really portable, but suffers from still being just a touch screen, which, for all its hype, is a terrible interface.

People want tablets because their phones are too small.

I got a Nexus 4 (4.7") just today. It's still slightly too small, but actually a lot more pocketable than my old Nokia N9 (4"), due to its slimness and rounded edges. A lot can be done for pocketability just through sensible design.

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 13th Feb 2013 17:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Oh, I agree no one needs a tablet. A laptop is much more powerful and it's also portable.

But a tablet can be very convinient. It's easy to pick up, instantly usable and massive battery life. My laptop usage has dropped to almost zero since I bought an iPad.

For quick Internet access it's too much hassle to power up a laptop, but grabbing a tablet is easy.

Sent from my iPad

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by BushLin on Fri 15th Feb 2013 01:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
BushLin Member since:
2011-01-26

"People want tablets because their phones are too small."

I think a good deal of iPad users bought one because it does everything they used their PC for but it's easier/safer/slicker (their perspective) and more sofa friendly... not saying many on here would consider it a replacement for a computer but it sure is for someone who only bought a Windows system to browse the web and check e-mail.

Edited 2013-02-15 01:04 UTC

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