With no flagships announced, software that is on other platforms and a weak app store for the better part of a year, many consumers have been asking what is the value proposition of Windows Phone. Up until last week, Microsoft did not have an answer that they were publicly willing to share but now we know how the company will respond to this question going forward.
Continuum for phones, that is coming with Windows 10, is Microsoft's ace up the sleeve. The feature, which requires new hardware and will be arriving in new devices this summer, is the 'killer' feature that you can only get on Windows 10 for phones and it will not be easily replicated by any other player in the market.
What this feature allows you to do is take your phone, connect it to a keyboard, mouse and monitor and use the device like a desktop PC. This isn't a watered down experience either, because of how Universal apps are designed, you can run all of the Office apps just like you would on the desktop with most of the features being present as well. While we know this may not be a feature everyone will use on day one, it's easy to see how this functionality will one day replace your laptop.