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What is the next Ballmer hint?

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    magicalclick

    Ballmer said he wanted to offer Windows Mobile with Zune experience, and Windows Phone is born. What is the latest Ballmer hint? This may gives us a little insight on his latest direction.

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    kettch

    MWC is next week. Microsoft doesn't have a keynote, but Nokia does.

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    Ian2

    I would like to see a Nokia tablet sized (near 7") phone.

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    elmer

    , Ian2 wrote

    I would like to see a Nokia tablet sized (near 7") phone.

    News is pretty strong on that at the moment... no tablet for now.

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    Bas

    I'd be very surprised if Nokia revealed any sort of tablet at MWC. Pretty sure they're still only experimenting with one.

    I'd guess the next big thing will be the new Xbox and new Kinect. If they want that future vision video to become reality I'd expect them to be working on new iterations of the PixelSense and Kinect SDK's. Also some sort of projection technology.

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    Ian2

    i.e. not a tablet, but a large(r) screen phone.

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    Harlequin

    PixelSense should be in my living room right now....no excuse for it not to be.

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    MasterPi

    I'd want a different type of device...not something you can predict that the company would do. They should be leading now, not following.

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    Bas

    , Harlequin wrote

    PixelSense should be in my living room right now....no excuse for it not to be.

    It's getting close. The Vaio Tap and the Lenovo Horizon could easily be built in a table, and those are priced for consumers. It's a shame none of them do object recognition, but it seems nobody seems to be doing much with that anymore, not even Microsoft and Samsung.

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    magicalclick

    Personally I want TV that runs Windows 8. And it can stream content wirelessly from my tablet to TV directly without wireless router. Sure it will be outdated, but, it is still cool for few years.

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    Bas

    @magicalclick: Isn't that possible already, with Media Center and ad-hoc wireless networks?

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    magicalclick

    @Bas: which TV is that? I am not sure there are TV with WMC enabled.

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    Bas

    @magicalclick: Why do you need it in the tv? You could just hook up a small laptop or htpc running W8.

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    , magicalclick wrote

    Ballmer said he wanted to offer Windows Mobile with Zune experience, and Windows Phone is born. What is the latest Ballmer hint? This may gives us a little insight on his latest direction.

    Moon Base Alpha.

    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
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    magicalclick

    @Bas: why not? There are many smart TVs out there. I could always use my laptop instead of my phone, but, I am using my phone as well.

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    Bas

    , jinx101 wrote

    *snip*

    Something like it probably will be one of these days, only it won't be Microsoft and then we'll all wonder how they dropped the ball on something they had a 5-7 year lead on.  In this case, they had both the idea and the technical execution... epic fail on getting the product out there to a place where economies of scale could bring the price down far enough to make it viable for the consumers.

    Why does it have to be in consumer homes to be a success? There are many Pixelsense devices out there right now in museums, libraries, and schools. Even the ones that aren't official Pixelsense devices (the ones made by Samsung) are often running software built on the Surface SDK.

    Consumers aren't the only market.

    , magicalclick wrote

    @Bas: why not? There are many smart TVs out there. I could always use my laptop instead of my phone, but, I am using my phone as well.

    Oh, it'd be cool, no doubt. I'm just saying that the experience you want is already possible now.

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    magicalclick

    @Bas:

    Yup, I just want to cool stuff. Not the geeky uncool stuff.

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