yeah thats a good question... how much of this is zune HD. at some level though does it matter? if its easy for developers to kindof plug into the whole social networking/application platform... maybe its just some stripped down OS e.g. the zune HD plus
thier social data hub.. and maybe thats all you need right..
we have been moving away from needed full blown operating systems on anything except servers in datacenters.
the iphone OS is real stripped down right .. noting like the pocketPC OSs but they gave what the customer needed
the early windows phones failed cause theres was too much OS and not enough of anything else.
man i like this as much as I could like something in the first 10 minutes.. the devil is in the details right...
it would be cool if you could run a windows 7 business edition along side with this and be able to log into your companies domain and automatically download settings, apps etc.. for a business application platform.
you should also be able to press a button and turn on low battery consumption mode
where everything is black and white and stripped down in case you only have a bar left on your battery.
the sscreen is still too small for real life webbrowsing. i think the iphone is almost just right
is this the same size it looks smaller on video.
i think if the hardware was nicely kindof modular
like your able to buy third party plugable modules to do watever
one of thise could be a screen like the ipad you could carry in your bag.
which would have its own battery but also be able to get ac or get through the phone.
this pad could even work wirelessly with the phone so the "desktop" is projected onto the screen
if the screen is inside a restaurant and your phone and your buddies phone are nearby
e.g. at the same table..
then icons of both your phones show up and even a menu from the restaurtant
Is it going to be open source or Microsoft open source.... like just Microsoft Code?
Microsoft can put out more code inside the legal structure of the foundation.
Microsoft Partners and companies can develop frameworks to help people solve problems and also as a way to funnel then in to also buying the more advanced version of thier product.
With cloud and service bus, rest capabilities, windows 7 and windows 7 mobile coming there is going to be a huge new canvas to develop apps. This is a vehicle to get more stuff built ontop of it all and spark more innovation on the platform.
I might be in the clouds with this one but they are seeing that the desktop is not the battleground, Microsoft wants to own the pipes.
"the network is the computer"
Someone asked Wayne Gretzky how he played so good for so many years
“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”
in this S+S world that is coming theres alot of things that need to built within it and ontop of it.
They are giving out their tools and servers for free to students and startups via Bizspark and they need people to build software and services with them so they can beat the other guys.
But even more than that... everyone won when we standardized on the windows desktop and people could make money by just developing for windows. as opposed to having versions on OSn - OSx.
they want you to say "the windows network is the computer"