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  1. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Yeah, that would be funny. Like a 2x4 upside the head kind of funny. ;)

    On second thought, if Continuum proves to be a feature that really catches on, then Apple can make its own iContinuum dock for iPhones and Google can make its own NexusContinuum dock for Android phones.
    Only problem with that, is that the Apple dock won't magically let the iPhone run OSX apps. Nor will the Android dock magically let the Nexus phone run anything but oversized Android apps.

    To weigh in on the original question, yes Continuum is a feature that I need. For all the previously stated reasons plus others I haven't thought of yet.
    09-29-2015 01:28 PM
  2. xperhz's Avatar
    I would be satisfied also with Miracast option only, but I'm afraid MS deactivated this feature in older devices (x20 series with MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Plus), and they won't activate it at all in the future...
    09-29-2015 01:59 PM
  3. WPhone's Avatar
    Everything is moving toward the 'cloud'; software, data, documents, the whole lot. So you can do your work anywhere on any device with an internet connection. TV's already are computers nowadays, you should not need your phone to use it as a computer. Continuum may seem innovative but personally I consider it evidence of old fashioned thinking.
    Tien-Lin Chang likes this.
    09-29-2015 02:15 PM
  4. Cruncher04's Avatar
    you have huge screens that can be docked in a meeting room, where you have a screen per person to show off their bit of work on project one after the other. - Just one example. I see continuum in a BYOD environment as a success rather than in emerging markets.
    Sorry, but for this use-case you just need wireless display or at least hdmi but not continuum.
    09-29-2015 02:26 PM
  5. Bai's Avatar
    No don't see it, on the other hand if they let me dock my WP into PC I would pay $100 cash for the dock now.

    Does W10M support remote access gateway? that may bring some use for Continuum.
    09-29-2015 02:40 PM
  6. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    No don't see it, on the other hand if they let me dock my WP into PC I would pay $100 cash for the dock now.

    Does W10M support remote access gateway? that may bring some use for Continuum.
    The existing Remote Desktop app for Windows phones supports gateways, is that what you're talking about? Being able to use that on a big screen would be useful.
    09-29-2015 03:55 PM
  7. Wasim Wes Adetunji's Avatar
    Continuum means I need only to own a single device, plus a monitor. I'm going to sell my PC, Xbox, and tablet. I only have a tablet because stylus, Xbox because home entertainment without tying up my primary device, and PC for streaming websites and using keyboard/mouse.

    If I can use stylus, make calls/text WHILE watching TV on a big screen [both on Netflix and illegal streaming websites] and typing out a document in another window, all on one device, that's huge amount of value from a phone.
    09-29-2015 04:34 PM
  8. Wasim Wes Adetunji's Avatar
    I hate all these knock-off, wannabe experiences. You need some bull**** app to screencast from one device to another for each type of media, for each device you want to cast from and to, and each corporate environment will support a different standard set.

    This is part of the reason why people don't make apps for Windows tablets/PCs/laptops....because they can already do all this stuff, usually as a native function. With Continuum, Windows again proves to be the more powerful ecosystem because the widest set of standards will be supported: HDMI, Miracast, USB/continuum dock.

    I'm assuming that the Universal Xbox app will be able to stream Xbox One on your phone, at least when using it in desktop mode. We can already pair a mouse and keyboard to our Windows phones, why not an Xbox controller too?

    But to re-emphasize my main point, why use some crappy "viewer" app to try to interface WITH your phone in a crippled way, when you can plug in your phone and have it BECOME a computer?
    Tom Snyder and JoyfullJuneBug like this.
    09-29-2015 05:14 PM
  9. Wasim Wes Adetunji's Avatar
    Why would you get either a TV or a computer if you phone could connect to a monitor and do both?

    Who wants to buy multiple devices?

    Who wants to fiddle with idiotic cloud app crap? Definitely not the privacy-obsessed among us, or anyone who has songs, videos, large amounts of files and either a slow connection or low bandwidth cap - especially on one's data plan!

    If you want to "work anywhere", you (1) need Wifi (2) need access to a "real" computing device like a laptop or a PC. are you going to rent one? (3) HAVE TO OWN MULTIPLE DEVICES....unless you have a continuum-enabled phone! It's not only a more secure option, it's cheaper, easier and more sensible.

    It's the archetypal sci-fi fantasy...not a computer in every room, but interfaces in every room that are CENTRALLY controlled by your personal, portable device. Anything that brings Star Trek closer to reality satisfies my nerdy tech-cravings.
    09-29-2015 05:21 PM
  10. Wasim Wes Adetunji's Avatar
    They will probably do exactly that, and you could type out your WhatsApp messages on your full-sized keyboard, or use the phone authenticator app without putting down your mouse.
    09-29-2015 05:22 PM
  11. kwright62's Avatar
    With a good census of applications and an easy way to interface with full size hardware Continuum will allow phones to replace tablets in a fashion similar to the way the Surface has replaced laptops.

    This is a frame shift for "phones".
    09-29-2015 09:44 PM
  12. KickAssLumia's Avatar
    I can see great use for continuum in my future, considering I spend 8 hrs a day minimum before a computer with my phone in the pocket. Not having to take out my phone for every whatsapp/fb/sms/phone is wonderful if you ask me.
    Tom Snyder likes this.
    09-29-2015 10:12 PM
  13. horseybob's Avatar
    Apparently , I'm one of the few Enterprise guys here. Do I NEED this; no. Do I massively want this? YES!!! I want this for my corporation, I selfishly want this for me business trips, and even more selfishly want it for my home. Just to the latter alone: on any given day, I've got 2 servers, 1 desktop, 5-7 laptops, 2-5 tablets and 6 to 20 smartphones (joys of having a teenage daughter !) on my home network. At any given point in time, I've got 10-50 devices live on my HOME network. OMG, do I massively look forward to this.

    Enterprise folks, I have blown the doors off of people with what you can do with your Windows phone alone, and last year did an international tour with only my phone (Lumia 928) and a tablet (HP ElitePad 900). T'was hysterical, indeed. This being said, I still need my servers and i7 quadcore laptop to compute things. Having the output consumable and presentable with my phone? Priceless.
    Tom Snyder likes this.
    09-29-2015 10:56 PM
  14. Reflexx's Avatar
    Also consider a household with several people with Continuum.

    You could have 4 docking stations at home in different rooms. At any time, ANY family member could go to ANY station and start using it like their own personal computer, because it is.
    Tom Snyder likes this.
    09-29-2015 11:19 PM
  15. asoyemi's Avatar
    I believe we have only scratched the tip of continuum's capabilities and potentially more features than already shown. What will kick it in high gear are the following. Use of x86 soc with a powerful gpu that and can make. Integrate munchkin adaptor into the phone. I see oem making dummy tablets and 2 in 1s, monitors oof all sizes, hd tv screens. it's will be great for enterprise, students and home use.
    Tom Snyder likes this.
    09-30-2015 09:03 AM
  16. Just Sam's Avatar
    As an IT consultant I think it would be absolutely great. No longer do I need to carry a laptop to a client site. Sit down with my phone plug it into their projector, ask for a mouse/keyboard and I'm off and running. Less weight/clutter I need to carry with me everyday to work.
    09-30-2015 11:05 AM
  17. Saurav Sahu's Avatar
    Continuum might not sound revolutionary right now, but in a couple years, as we see very powerful mobile devices only then will we be able to harness its true power. We just need to wait a few years.
    JoyfullJuneBug likes this.
    09-30-2015 11:08 AM
  18. pallentx's Avatar
    I don't at the moment because I have a second PC at home. In the future I probably will. Between a tablet and a continuum capable phone, I wont need to replace that PC when its ended its life.
    JoyfullJuneBug likes this.
    09-30-2015 11:08 AM
  19. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I can see great use for continuum in my future, considering I spend 8 hrs a day minimum before a computer with my phone in the pocket. Not having to take out my phone for every whatsapp/fb/sms/phone is wonderful if you ask me.
    That capability exists right now but only on BlackBerry OS10. Blend allows you full access to every notification as well as access to your phone's file manager.

    Sent from my BlackBerry Classic on Tapatalk
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-30-2015 11:11 AM
  20. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I can see great use for continuum in my future, considering I spend 8 hrs a day minimum before a computer with my phone in the pocket. Not having to take out my phone for every whatsapp/fb/sms/phone is wonderful if you ask me.
    The question is whether or not your workplace would allow you to use Continuum to check Facebook and WhatsApp if they block those websites.
    HeyCori likes this.
    09-30-2015 11:15 AM
  21. theefman's Avatar
    Minimal appeal to me. Cant see any scenario where this is a better alternative solution than carrying my S3 or any other 2 in 1, plus I'm not restricted by having to locate a spare monitor and either plug in wires or setup a wireless connection. On top of that the phone is going to be woefully underpowered to serve as your only PC, and any advancements in performance will apply even more to full tablets. It has its place in an emergency situation but the day to day utility is limited IMO.

    Anyone here actually work in an enterprise? Is your employer really going to allow you to plug in your personal phone to work on their network? How about functionality? Need to work on a router and enter commands? Want to have an impromptu meeting round a table? Sitting in an airport lounge and want to made edits to your report? Which is easier, carrying your phone + keyboard/mouse and hunting for a monitor or just opening the screen on your keyboard-attached 2 in 1? The idea sounds cool but if being productive is the end goal this is not the ideal solution.
    Laura Knotek and iggim like this.
    09-30-2015 11:45 AM
  22. Jonathan Kaufman's Avatar
    Yes. As a human race we need Continuum. I have been asking for it for 5 years now. Saying otherwise is destroying humanity. I am tired of being sane in my internet comments, regardless its all true.
    We NEED to land on mars
    we NEED automated cars
    and we NEED phones that act as desktops too.

    Questions about relevant to enterprise are irrelevant. Enterprise hurts humanity. I don't know how we went backwards but we went to the moon just to beat the Russians now we ask if we need a phone that can be our PC too. It's coming, why do we have to question it? Why do we need to justify awesomeness? Let's be awesome for the sake of being awesome.
    09-30-2015 12:24 PM
  23. athulpk1's Avatar
    Continumm can be add as project my screen
    09-30-2015 12:31 PM
  24. cdb033's Avatar
    I'll use it, if nothing else I'll use it for bragging rights. I'll find a reason to use it. lol!!! I can't wait to test it out!!!
    09-30-2015 12:52 PM
  25. fdruid's Avatar
    I need and would welcome having I right now. I have no other device to hook up to my LED tv tp watch things. Surface through HDMI is too much of a hassle ATM, to plug in and especially control.
    A Lumia 950 I would plug in the TV at night and watch stuff in a 40 inch screen, while at the same time I can chat and check apps. In fact, I would leave this plugged overnight and see the weather in the morning.

    No, no smart TV does this, not like this and not certainly mine, and especially not as a continuity of the Windows ecosystem. So yeah, it will be useful already to me.

    Regarding productivity, yeah, I could find an old monitor to set up an alternative station where I can work. I see this being useful with any small mouse and a BT keyboard like the foldable MS one. A little package to have an instant PC around.

    And IMHO this will get bigger with time.
    09-30-2015 12:55 PM
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