03-19-2015 10:52 PM
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  1. yihong kang's Avatar
    Okay, just out of curiosity, a question to those who think this idea will take off:

    What Win32 desktop applications do you think will make this a mass market consumer success? Which Win32 software applications will it be that convinces the masses they need an x86 windows phone, rather than their iPhones and Androids?
    I am not talking about x86 windows phone, but the future win10 phone running universal app.
    iphone/android doesn't have windows mode, but win10 does. They can only show one app at a time (some android OEM start to add multitask, but still no window mode), but win10 can show several at a time.

    If win10 phones have an extra desktop mode (activated by docking), it will be a huge advantage over android/iphone. Having this functionality doesn't mean you have to use, it doesn't hurt if you only use it as a phone. However, for people who like this function, win10 phone will very likely to be their choice. Just look how many people are using stylus and keyboard for their iphone/ipad/android, you will get an idea how many people may be interested in this desktop mode.
    a5cent likes this.
    03-18-2015 02:15 PM
  2. a5cent's Avatar
    I am not talking about x86 windows phone, but the future win10 phone running universal app.
    Which is exactly what I've been saying since the start of this thread. There I do see potential.
    There are plenty of others calling for an x86 Win32 desktop on a phone however. My question was directed at them.
    03-18-2015 02:28 PM
  3. Blacklac's Avatar
    Okay, just out of curiosity, a question to those who think this idea will take off:

    What Win32 desktop applications do you think will make this a mass market consumer success? Which Win32 software applications will it be that convinces the masses they need an x86 windows phone, rather than their iPhones, Androids and W10M tablet/desktop apps like Touch Office?
    Call of Duty. XD
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    03-18-2015 02:30 PM
  4. a5cent's Avatar
    Call of Duty. XD
    lol, I'd be sold in a second if that was realistic. I'd also have a portable monitor with me at all times and never get any work done again for the rest of my life ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    03-18-2015 02:34 PM
  5. yihong kang's Avatar
    Which is exactly what I've been saying since the start of this thread. There I do see potential.
    There are plenty of others calling for an x86 Win32 desktop on a phone however. My question was directed at them.
    Yes, people can get confused with futuristic ideas. We have to wait and see, if they can release a working (and works well) flagship fulfill this idea. Once we have the actual device to talk as a reference, it will be much easier for people to accept.
    03-18-2015 02:35 PM
  6. Blacklac's Avatar
    lol, I'd be sold in a second if it was realistic. I'd also have a portable monitor with me at all times and never get any work done again for the rest of my life ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Hmm, sounds like an application for HoloLens. Lol. That sounds epic and terrifying at the same time. XD.
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    03-18-2015 02:37 PM
  7. Vinit Pratap's Avatar
    I am not talking about x86 windows phone, but the future win10 phone running universal app.
    iphone/android doesn't have windows mode, but win10 does. They can only show one app at a time (some android OEM start to add multitask, but still no window mode), but win10 can show several at a time.

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    ^This. That would be true multitasking and at some extent removes the need of x86-Windows on phones. If we need more power for win32 software "real" computers are already there for.
    If you want to play COD or do heavy resource work you've got your gaming PC or workstation and for the rest of the scenario involving less power you've got your Windows 10 Phone which seamlessly switches to big screen as you dock(or may be stream wirelessly). So what picture I see in this way is you get tablet+phone in your Windows Phone and I know this is not revolutionary new.
    03-18-2015 02:59 PM
  8. btgusto's Avatar
    Not sure about you BUT having a desktop option on W10 phone is a big deal for me. The tiles start screen in W8 did not bother me so much like it did many others. But MS got rid of the tiles on desktop because power users did not want it along with many consumers. So why would they want tiles on their phones also. I would prefer a start screen with icons than can be resized with live tile capabilities and give me a simple taskbar so I can pin 4 or 5 apps to it. In the case of the start screen, android got it right.
    I agree with your points
    03-19-2015 04:45 PM
  9. horseybob's Avatar
    I have an HP ElitePad that I took on an international business trip last year, instead of my killer, but heavy laptop workstation. It has usb, HDMI, SD slot, etc. With a Bluetooth headset, I could manage calls via Lync or HP MyRoom. Only thing it needs is a SIM slot and LTE. For business users this would be the bomb. Size would be the interesting factor. I'd go with a 7 or 8" dockable immediately as long as it could pair multiple Bluetooth devices
    03-19-2015 10:52 PM
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