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  1. Adventurer64's Avatar
    Darn it, I'm primarily back on Android with a V40 :(( My 950XL still works, but apps I absolutely need are no longer functioning. For example, the United Airlines app just stopped working a few weeks ago. My wife needed a new phone and I took advantage of the TMo buy one get one free deal. It's only been a few weeks and I miss live tiles already. I'm using Microsoft Launcher, which is OK, but the Win 10 UI is much better in my opinion. Launcher 10 or Square Home 3 just don't do it for me since there are very few live tiles. My 950XL is primarily serving as a media device, gps and back-up phone.
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    09-09-2019 09:26 PM
  2. nate0's Avatar
    Darn it, I'm primarily back on Android with a V40 :(( My 950XL still works, but apps I absolutely need are no longer functioning. For example, the United Airlines app just stopped working a few weeks ago. My wife needed a new phone and I took advantage of the TMo buy one get one free deal. It's only been a few weeks and I miss live tiles already. I'm using Microsoft Launcher, which is OK, but the Win 10 UI is much better in my opinion. Launcher 10 or Square Home 3 just don't do it for me since there are very few live tiles. My 950XL is primarily serving as a media device, gps and back-up phone.
    Welcome to the club...
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    09-09-2019 09:39 PM
  3. beman39's Avatar
    MY GAWD, ADroid can't even get punctuations in my texts or messages via the voice dictation, MSFT got this perfect and never had a problem, I can't tell you how annoying it is to see a text with no punctuation!.... really? in this time N age? smh…
    09-10-2019 09:23 PM
  4. EFats's Avatar
    We all know these large companies do studies that help direct their strategic direction. If their information showed a device like this would be successful, I would think we would have some information on it by now.
    I have nothing to back my belief except lack of said device.
    Sure, that's exactly how Steve Jobs came up with the idea of the iPod and then the iPhone and then the iPad...a committee of guys studying what your average guy wants...

    What's the difference between a mobile phone and a laptop with SIM card? The cheapest iPhone is now currently sports a 6.1" and it goes up from there. A Samsung and Huawei are trying to push massive foldable phones. It doesn't take much to imagine a current version of the good ol' netbook (remember they came out at ~ 7" screen) running Windows 10 (desktop) that also has a SIM card slot and makes phone calls.

    Which would you take? The Galaxy Fold with a 7.3" screen? or the tried-and-true netbook with 7" screen running full Windows? Instead of pretending to do everything a real desktop does, it actually does everything a desktop does because it runs exactly the same OS and exactly the same apps. Microsoft already has the UI which is small touch screen ready.
    09-11-2019 12:49 AM
  5. ADIVARAPU HARIPRASAD's Avatar
    Right now, I'm using Lumia 640 dual sim (windows 8.1) and bought Alcatel idol 4s (Windows 10) mobile for next usage. Whatever it is, I'm going to use windows Phone till Microsoft stops supporting or shuts down the platform entirely
    09-11-2019 12:55 PM
  6. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Sure, that's exactly how Steve Jobs came up with the idea of the iPod and then the iPhone and then the iPad...a committee of guys studying what your average guy wants...

    What's the difference between a mobile phone and a laptop with SIM card? The cheapest iPhone is now currently sports a 6.1" and it goes up from there. A Samsung and Huawei are trying to push massive foldable phones. It doesn't take much to imagine a current version of the good ol' netbook (remember they came out at ~ 7" screen) running Windows 10 (desktop) that also has a SIM card slot and makes phone calls.

    Which would you take? The Galaxy Fold with a 7.3" screen? or the tried-and-true netbook with 7" screen running full Windows? Instead of pretending to do everything a real desktop does, it actually does everything a desktop does because it runs exactly the same OS and exactly the same apps. Microsoft already has the UI which is small touch screen ready.
    Surface tablet with a phone app or SIP client is technically mobile phone. As far as true mobile phone support, developers ecosystem support or lack thereof has made that decision. Even Microsoft is supporting Android/iOS with their popular apps which seems to be far more profitable than sinking money into low/no profit hardware.
    09-11-2019 01:23 PM
  7. TgeekB's Avatar
    Which would you take? The Galaxy Fold with a 7.3" screen? or the tried-and-true netbook with 7" screen running full Windows? Instead of pretending to do everything a real desktop does, it actually does everything a desktop does because it runs exactly the same OS and exactly the same apps. Microsoft already has the UI which is small touch screen ready.
    Personally, neither.
    I need my mobile device to be.......mobile.
    I don’t need a larger, foldable screen that I’m afraid will crack at any time.
    I also don’t need a full blown desktop OS that only slows me down.
    I need mobile apps on a device I can fit in my pocket easily (I currently have an iPhone XR and wouldn’t go any larger), is efficient and makes my mobile life easier.
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    09-11-2019 03:44 PM
  8. EFats's Avatar
    I agree with most of what you said, but apparently the market begs to differ. Sizes have been creeping up and up and it's impossible to find a pocketable phone anymore. The good ol' Lumia 650 is the upper limit for me.
    I don't need all these apps on my mobile either, but again, apparently "the rest of the world" has decided otherwise.
    These mobile OS are not that light anymore (now you hear reviewers complaining a phone "only" comes with 2GB RAM). Wasn't that long ago a full-blown desktop had that much.
    Given all that, there doesn't seem to be much downside running Windows desktop on a larger mobile device if the UI fits the form factor.
    Who's going to say"No, I don't want access to more apps"?
    09-12-2019 09:40 AM
  9. nate0's Avatar
    Here is a thought...
    To me it does not really matter. Lots of People in America may think survival and needs revolve around social media or their Netflix account. In some ways it does... True they provide "past-time" experiences and sure we need mobile devices and technology to progress humanity, but honestly it is all just opinion and business money making stuff. And it is fun! Right? Where would we be without candy crush or pokemon? Services that Apple, Microsoft, Google, FB, Spotify, etc etc etc provide are there and why not use them or utilize. If all 5G, 4G, 3G data services got zapped tomorrow would it really matter which bionic chip phone you had? It is still cool to watch companies try to win over the crowd every year either way...

    The funny thing is we think it is about what we have or how big or small my device is to make my mobile life happy. Is that what really matters?
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    09-12-2019 05:06 PM
  10. TgeekB's Avatar
    I agree with most of what you said, but apparently the market begs to differ. Sizes have been creeping up and up and it's impossible to find a pocketable phone anymore. The good ol' Lumia 650 is the upper limit for me.
    I don't need all these apps on my mobile either, but again, apparently "the rest of the world" has decided otherwise.
    These mobile OS are not that light anymore (now you hear reviewers complaining a phone "only" comes with 2GB RAM). Wasn't that long ago a full-blown desktop had that much.
    Given all that, there doesn't seem to be much downside running Windows desktop on a larger mobile device if the UI fits the form factor.
    Who's going to say"No, I don't want access to more apps"?
    I don’t have a boatload of apps, just the ones I really need or use most. You’re right though, the world has moved to larger devices to watch movies and other media. That’s different from computing though. A Windows device I see as more for those needing work-related power. Spreadsheets, file management, etc. That’s completely different from what even I use my device for.
    We’ll have to see what the public wants which will be dictated by future sales. You never know.
    09-12-2019 07:31 PM
  11. anthonyng's Avatar
    Sigh lost my 950Xl, broke my elite X3, now on a Lumia 650.

    Missing the screen size. I do want bigger, i like being able to work on Excel, one note, and stuff on my phone. OneDrive, box, let's me transition from phone to laptop pretty seamlessly and vice versa. Webapps always benefit from more real estate. I RDP/TeamViewer to my computer at home when out and about.

    I'm ready to try a foldable!
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    09-13-2019 02:42 AM
  12. TgeekB's Avatar
    Sigh lost my 950Xl, broke my elite X3, now on a Lumia 650.

    Missing the screen size. I do want bigger, i like being able to work on Excel, one note, and stuff on my phone. OneDrive, box, let's me transition from phone to laptop pretty seamlessly and vice versa. Webapps always benefit from more real estate. I RDP/TeamViewer to my computer at home when out and about.

    I'm ready to try a foldable!
    Perfect example of where this type of device might work.
    09-13-2019 11:10 AM
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