Video gives you the features of Continuum in a nut shell

Video gives you the features of Continuum in a nut shell
A video that clocks in just shy of a minute, reveals some of the features that Windows 10 Mobile users will enjoy with Continuum. Power a second screen with your handset, and you will be able to run your apps on the larger display, even while making or taking a call on your phone. And with the Display Dock, you can hook your Lumia up to a mouse and a QWERTY keyboard, and turn your phone into a desktop PC.

Let's say that you have your Windows 10 Mobile handset connected to a larger screen, a QWERTY and a mouse. While sitting at your office desk, you work on some spreadsheets that you need to bring to a meeting later in the day. When the time comes, you can disconnect your handset from the screen, keyboard and mouse, and head over to the meeting with all of the information from the spreadsheet stored right on your phone.

The Continuum feature will debut on the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. The Display Dock supports HDMI and DisplayPort, comes with three USB 3.0 ports, and a USB Type-C port. It's perfect for someone who wants a large screen computer to work on, but also needs the mobility of a smartphone.



source: Core via WindowsCentral

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Lumia 950
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
Lumia 950 XL
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3340 mAh(19h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I had all of this on my good ol Nokia N8. If Nokia only further developed that phone... Superb pair of earphone with all buttons included, ability to connect usb key, mouse, keyboard, hdmi out (no dock needed!), physical camera button, protruding camera that actually looked awesome, radio transmitter, amazing vintage casio design, ...

2. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Absolutely agree. I just remember my old, but gold N8 and it's capabilities. Mouse and keyboard even true Bluetooth, HDMI for monitor etc. You had PC in your pocket 5-6 years ago, with amazing camera performance. This is just copycat.

3. jojon

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

..maybe so but i cannot buy an N8 anymore but i sure as hell can buy the 950 when it comes. Been a time since i was this keen on a phone

9. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm, nope, that just screen mirror, that not the same thing Many Samsung phones doe this including the note 4

4. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

You can use phone as pc on android to, can even run desktop os and full pc desktop appshttps://youtu.be/iFulMBNvjZA

8. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

that's screen sharing.

5. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Could it run office though? Android canhttps://youtu.be/iFulMBNvjZA but I still really want a 950xl. Finally, convergence between pc and phone is becoming a reality. I wonder how well this will go in the real world and if many people will take advantage of it. Been a long time coming but only time will tell

6. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

No you did not have Continuum on the N8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmwE_U3NtOM Is not the same by any means other than the N8 is screen sharing. It is not running two monitors, more than a few apps on different screens at the same time etc.

7. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Not the same thing. OMG. Screen sharing and continuum is not the same thing. By that logic I had the same thing on my lowly n900... which I could and did install WINDOWS XP. A full running version of windows xp. I digress. Continuum and screen sharing is not the same thing. Lots of top tier phones since 2007 had screen sharing capabilities. Android phones, symbian phones, meego phones, etc etc etc. None of them had continuum capabilities.

10. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Just to be clear the 950 and 950 Xl support like its own PCs on the side, that shows nothing of what you doing on your phone I.e. You can be playing a game in your phone or doing a call And typing up a doc I. Word on the pc screen and playing chess at the same time I.e. It's not mirroring your phone screen

11. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

How is that any different from someone like me using my Android phone to play chess and using my Windows PC to type a Word document?

12. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Because you don't need a pc to do it. You need two devices this person needs one. This for many business will be killer if done right, cant wait to get in the field in a few weeks to display some tech.

13. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Unless I'm missing something two devices were in the video - a phone and a monitor.

16. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Awalker I guess you shold draw that down for some to understand. On a tech site :(

18. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

So a desktop is now multiple devices and not counted as a single PC? Got it. So then we will replace a device cutting it down from two to one. Because unless you missed it needed 4 devices, monitor, keyboard mouse, phone.

14. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Use brains guys, don't get lost in definitions.

15. shinywindow unregistered

Didnt motorola try something like this 4 years ago with the atix or atrix or some kind of phone that you could dock inside a separate laptop? Consumers didnt dig it and i am positive the contiuum will fail as well. Windows has been over for sometime. Adopt android or just get out of the phone business and stick to enterprise. The mobile market is a coke pepsi type competition leaving little room for windows.

17. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

No one is interested in Android on a desktop or laptop, you're completely right. There just aren't any apps for Android for that purpose, Android is for consumption, not productivity. Windows however, comes from that angle, and that makes this a completely different story. This is not for consumers. Lots of companies have monitors on each desk in their offices, for people to hook their laptops up to. If they can instead hook their phones up to the monitors, that will be appealing to those businesses.

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