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by:Brian Matis
Hmmm... Why do you think that Microsoft is the last hope for desktop+phone convergence? Seems like both Google and Apple could be contenders there as well.

Did you see the recent Apple patent filing for an iPhone/laptop hybrid?
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by:Brandon Lyon
I consider convergence to be running desktop apps on a mobile device and not the other way around. So far Microsoft is the only other company who has put in any effort towards that with Continuum. Apple has also gone on record as recently as a day or two ago saying they expect people to buy both a tablet and a computer rather than merging the two. Android can be made to work with a mouse but Google has made it clear that Chrome is their desktop OS and not Android.
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by:Brian Matis
Gotcha... I think I understand your point better. I hadn't even heard of Continuum. Just looked it up now. Pretty interesting!
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by:Lucas Bishop
desktop apps on a mobile device and not the other way around

Aren't we heading into the realm of apps not being so device centric? ie. Adobe Creative Cloud, Google Apps, Office 365, etc
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by:Brandon Lyon
That is one direction. Personally I want offline access to non-webapps developed with a desktop UI in mind. I dream of having a VM webserver running in my pocket which I can cast to any screen and input devices I want. It would be nice if that were also my phone so I wouldn't have to carry multiple devices. Right now I still need at least two devices for that. I am getting a new GPD Pocket netbook I can carry around with me but I will have to use my phone for calls and internet access. If I could get a 6" phone that does (allthethings) then I wouldn't need two devices. I briefly debated getting the Gemini PDA but that is a bit smaller than I want and is coming from an unknown company with no track record.
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