11-27-2014 12:08 AM
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  1. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Well if you want to your phone like a PC, just use something like remote desktop, splashtop etc.

    Besides why would you want to carry everything in your pocket?
    I can understand the convenience but the risks simply do not out weigh that convenience.

    What would happen say if you lost it or it was stolen?
    You would loose way more than just photos, videos and messages.
    11-19-2014 06:28 PM
  2. Blacklac's Avatar
    Wont get full multitasking.
    11-19-2014 06:32 PM
  3. spaulagain's Avatar
    Well if you want to your phone like a PC, just use something like remote desktop, splashtop etc.

    Besides why would you want to carry everything in your pocket?
    I can understand the convenience but the risks simply do not out weigh that convenience.

    What would happen say if you lost it or it was stolen?
    You would loose way more than just photos, videos and messages.
    I don't think you get it. Who said anything about carrying everything around? Plus, with OneDrive, no one would "carry everything around" as it's all in their OneDrive account.

    For many people, a smartphone provides all the functionality they need from a computer. So if you can dock a phone to use certain apps like Office, or a web browser in a more desktop like experience (more efficient) than that would completely eliminate the need for them to spend more money on a small laptop or desktop.
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    11-19-2014 06:57 PM
  4. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I don't think you get it. Who said anything about carrying everything around? Plus, with OneDrive, no one would "carry everything around" as it's all in their OneDrive account.

    For many people, a smartphone provides all the functionality they need from a computer. So if you can dock a phone to use certain apps like Office, or a web browser in a more desktop like experience (more efficient) than that would completely eliminate the need for them to spend more money on a small laptop or desktop.
    I'm afraid your wrong, there are people who carry everything around with them, not everyone utilizes cloud storage simply because not everyone has unlimited mobile data just like people who rarely back anything up because they feel it is time consuming. I have worked with many people who have carried confidential documents on their iphones just because it was convenient and have been victim to snatch & grabs.They not only lost their family pictures / videos but confidential information of clients portfolios, so if a phone was to become a person's sole computing device then the information stored it will increase more than ten-fold.

    To have everything in the cloud (everything in their "onedrive account") is simply not feasible as:
    a)not every country or person as complete blanket coverage for mobile internet access
    b)not everyone has unlimited internet
    c)not everyone has high speed internet bit it mobile or landline
    11-20-2014 01:15 PM
  5. spaulagain's Avatar
    I'm afraid your wrong, there are people who carry everything around with them, not everyone utilizes cloud storage simply because not everyone has unlimited mobile data just like people who rarely back anything up because they feel it is time consuming. I have worked with many people who have carried confidential documents on their iphones just because it was convenient and have been victim to snatch & grabs.They not only lost their family pictures / videos but confidential information of clients portfolios, so if a phone was to become a person's sole computing device then the information stored it will increase more than ten-fold.

    To have everything in the cloud (everything in their "onedrive account") is simply not feasible as:
    a)not every country or person as complete blanket coverage for mobile internet access
    b)not everyone has unlimited internet
    c)not everyone has high speed internet bit it mobile or landline
    I didn't say no one carries everything around. Again, I don't think you get it.

    Your comment was asking the OP why they would carry everything around? Hence using their phone as a PC.

    My reply to you was that they don't need to "carry everything around" to use their phone as a primary PC, or any PC for that matter.
    11-20-2014 01:18 PM
  6. Rellik66's Avatar
    I don't see why a phone as a PC shouldn't be possible, now if MS can implement it in smart manner, that would be pretty cool. Windows RT has shown it's possible, Windows 10 could take it further.

    First thing would be to have a Desktop app that requires a Miracast display at minimum, (if any WPhone ever has a physical display port, that could work too.) if no Bluetooth keyboard/mouse present, the then phone display acts as a trackpad with a virtual keyboard toggle

    Next are universal apps, this will be very important, as the app will need to be smart enough scale from small phone display all the way to a desktop experience with multiple windows. Take the calculator app for example, it needs to know when to stretch into a full display vs. when to be a small window aka the classic windows calculator. Same goes for MS Office.

    Which brings me to Continuum. Continuum would play a huge role if done right. Imagine an NFC sticker that you tap your phone on and boom, instant desktop. It launches the desktop app and automatically connects to its assigned Miracast display and Bluetooth keyboard/mouse/audio and gives a desktop experience.

    It's already been said that legacy x86 apps can't be run, but if universal apps are done right, then it may not be a problem, especially if all you want to do is surf the web, catch up on some news and edit a few Word documents, just don't expect to install Steam or anything.
    11-22-2014 01:21 PM
  7. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I didn't say no one carries everything around. Again, I don't think you get it.

    Your comment was asking the OP why they would carry everything around? Hence using their phone as a PC.

    My reply to you was that they don't need to "carry everything around" to use their phone as a primary PC, or any PC for that matter.
    I didn't say no one carries everything around. Again, I don't think you get it.

    Your comment was asking the OP why they would carry everything around? Hence using their phone as a PC.

    My reply to you was that they don't need to "carry everything around" to use their phone as a primary PC, or any PC for that matter.
    When I said "carry everything around", it was a figure of speech and also meant literally (therefore covering both bases - speaking from past experience) - you simply can't assume everyone will store everything in their Onedrive Account. It is like saying everyone backs up all their devices regularly and has multiple fail safe back ups + off site back ups, we all know that is not true.

    Plus, with OneDrive, no one would "carry everything around" as it's all in their OneDrive account.
    11-27-2014 12:08 AM
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