Microsoft to showcase a 'phone-laptop hybrid' at its Windows 10 event tomorrow

Remember those handsets with slide-out physical QWERTY keyboards? Microsoft will make presenting its new common Windows 10 platform a whole-day event tomorrow, and will speak how it shares a common kernel, and will scale up for any device - from 5" smartphones, to tablets, laptops and perhaps even TVs - so that developers can write one app that will work across the whole information and entertainment ecosystem...
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29. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

It's both Cherry Trail and Win 10 that needs to deliver on overall efficiencies thus why if MS is anywhere near serious about this concept then they should get some face time going and hash it out. Timing however is not in Intel's favor it seems, they're bleeding 4 billion ways out of their mobile SoC dept. And about those OEMs I don't know but I guess that they won't jump into this anytime soon what with between trying to put out their Core M agendas while struggling w/ cheaper tablets and the last thing they need is to deal w/ this form factor to hit their R&D costs.

16. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Is it a flagship tho? JK seems interesting.

21. Phonecall01 unregistered

Can't wait to see what they have coming. After I switched to WP last, I don't see myself going back to Android unless WP gets abandoned but I don't see that happen either. I do miss some good apps tho. But there are many alternatives.

22. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Edit it From 4 inches not 5

24. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Get it right first time MS an you'll draw heaps of interested users. Good luck.

25. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

looking forward for these;qwerty+touchscreen+wp10 throw money on screen!

27. vishalvenky

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Windows10+qwerty+USB otg=take my money..

28. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

folks old legacy x86 Intel/AMD Desktop/Server programs used on Computers that ran Windows 95 to Windows 7. I think will still only run on X86 Intel/AMD CPU's but not any devices that Use's an ARMS CPU, Therefore Microsoft will still have 2 types of Computers to program for. However in the New Windows 10 tile style apps store that will be in all Windows devices The New Microsoft Universal Apps that are to be there are said to work equally well on ether ARM's CPU.s or Standard or advanced X86 Intel/AMD CPU's that run old legacy Windows 95 TO Windows 7 PROGRAMS. My question is do all Apps makers and Developers have to rewrite their APPs in to become a Universal app. if they have to this coulds slow down windows apps development and that might be bad for Windows devices

31. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Yes and no. Old legacy apps still have to be updated even for win7. Most 98 apps wont run in win7 correctly or may cause errors. There was a kernel change starting with vista. However it is not just about coding for x86 and ARM, in reality it is only minor differences. Both x86 and ARM when coded for are done using C based languages like Java, C++, Python etc. But what does that mean? It means the language is in control of the assembly. Assembly is the real deal. C compilers turn it into assembly. So the real trick is making sure their Compiler can recognize the program and turn it into the right assembly. Since Assembly for ARM and x86, are close but cause certain registry errors etc. Point being though is that you are still using python, java, etc to write the code and relying on the program to push it into ARM or x86. If MS has found a way to use the Compiler as the underlying difference in how the code gets pushed to a device without the programmer having to do much, then they have solved the One OS problem. They are making the human code, the C, Java, Python etc, irrelevant and made the compiler the sole underlying heavyweight. This is all an if....but it sounds like the thing they have just done.

32. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

If it were not for the WP UI I would be very interested in this. I make my Windows 8 look like Windows 7 because it makes more sense to me on a non-touchscreen device. Even though this will be a touch screen device the fact that it has a keyboard and hopefully some type of mouse make me want the Windows 7 interface here too. That way I can use it like a PC.

37. gorkapr

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Reduce the cost of the liscense and Microsoft will sell the OS like hot dogs!

45. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I have paid a combined total of about 1 dollar a month to use Windows 8

38. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

I only hope and pray this happens.. even better if it were a portrait like the Dell Venue Pro.

41. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3112; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Most beautiful WP7 phone ever. Worst camera EVER put on a phone.

46. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

So.. did I miss it.. or did it not happen.. :(
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