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    Microsoft: The smartphone is dead. You just don't know it

    Microsoft: The smartphone is dead. You just don't know it


    Posted: 05 May 2017

    Apple's iOS revenues are likely to reach $1 trillion this year, but the phone that's driving Apple's mobile business is a walking zombie, according to one Microsoft exec.

    The reign of the smartphone, championed by the 10-year-old iPhone, as the epicenter of innovation is over, according to Alex Kipman, the main inventor of Microsoft's holographic headset, the HoloLens.

    "The phone is already dead. People just haven't realized," he told Bloomberg. According to Kipman, the platform to replace the phone will be a mixed-reality device like HoloLens.

    Kipman believes the HoloLens's projection capabilities make it a natural successor to anything with a screen, including phones and TVs, he recently told Business Insider...


    Read more: Microsoft: The smartphone is dead. You just don't know it | ZDNet
    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    05 May 2017


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    Can I have what there smokin. Better yet i'll just order it from my iphone.

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    You will be able to order it from Canada shortly..... :)
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    I'd rather not fall victim to the 'Glasshole' culture!

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    Ok. Good concept. I can envision it happening some day. Only one problem I see. Input. e.g. Keyboard. One can't be talking to the thing for input all the time. That would be rude in some instances.
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    HippsieGypsie said:
    Ok. Good concept. I can envision it happening some day. Only one problem I see. Input. e.g. Keyboard. One can't be talking to the thing for input all the time. That would be rude in some instances.
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    Thanks, @Edwin. I should've known better to look it up.
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    I guess from the viewpoint of someone working at Microsoft, the phone is dead. But from the rest of humanity, the phone market is just as vibrant.
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