The best bad idea for smartphones


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  • The Verge
    The Verge   3 weeks back

    Do you think your phone will ever be your only computer?

    • Daryl Tatum
      Daryl Tatum  3 days back

      HP windows was one good idea

    • Swingin30
      Swingin30  3 days back


    • althadono
      althadono  3 days back


    • Jigar Dhanani
      Jigar Dhanani  4 days back

      Very Insightful & interesting. Good to know how technology was intended to shape up and how it actually shaped as we moved along.

    • Apple Person
      Apple Person  4 days back

      Mine is but only because I can’t afford one

  • enregistreur
    enregistreur  5 hours back

    Ah Palm... these were fun times.

    • Anas El Abboud
      Anas El Abboud  1 days back

      The idea of putting phone inside a computer to power it and act like a mouse pad at the same time was a pretty neat idea actually

      • Kevin Rogahang
        Kevin Rogahang  2 days back

        That’s why we have iCloud and the 🙌 Apple Ecosystem 🙌

        • CesAlvz
          CesAlvz  2 days back

          You forgot to mention Microsoft Continuum

          • M Dav
            M Dav  2 days back

            So when Dex is running on your laptop what's doing the processing? The phone or the laptop? I.e. does it matter if you have a fast laptop or not?

            • NTH THN
              NTH THN  3 days back

              Apple: designs the most powerful, unmatchable SoC in the whole market year after year.
              Also Apple: puts that powerful SoC in a phone that's unable to be anything mor than a smartphone.

              • Daryl Tatum
                Daryl Tatum  3 days back

                HP did it well with Windows mobile

                • Sandile Mphuthi
                  Sandile Mphuthi  3 days back

                  Windows continuum 🤷🏾‍♂️

                  • wv9mm
                    wv9mm  3 days back

                    Didn't the windows phone have a similar feature, where all you needed was a dock and you have a full desktop OS?

                    • Dewang Patil
                      Dewang Patil  3 days back

                      My ninja just completely forgot about RAZER

                      • Tausif Samin
                        Tausif Samin  3 days back

                        Just being frank. Your jokes are bad. Stop laughing.

                        • Darrell Green
                          Darrell Green  3 days back

                          The atrix could have been successful be it not for terrible pricing that made it a better idea just to buy a netbook instead of a $300 shell that required a separate data plan. Idiots.

                          • NISHANT SINGH KASHI
                            NISHANT SINGH KASHI  4 days back

                            Where's Microsoft's Continuum??

                            • Luvai Darwajawala
                              Luvai Darwajawala  4 days back

                              I love the fact that you point up when you speak about "The Cloud" as if all our data is magically stored up there!!

                              • Max Miller
                                Max Miller  4 days back

                                This is... a bad take. DeX is good BECAUSE your data is mostly in the cloud. All you need is a screen, and despite your phone being underpowered compared to a desktop, you can offload a lot of computing to the cloud just like Chrome OS does.

                                • Adrian Guinto
                                  Adrian Guinto  4 days back

                                  Best bad?? Wtf Who's the editor?

                                  • Tim R.
                                    Tim R.  4 days back

                                    DeX is not good. At all
                                    You need a monitor, mice and keyboard or you need a whole laptops which just makes it absolutely useless to use it only as a monitor 🤦🏻‍♂️
                                    The only good concept is made by Razer where you put your phone into a "Laptop" and use the phone as the processing unit and the touchpad.

                                    • gabesaurus22
                                      gabesaurus22  5 days back

                                      big fan of diether tbh

                                      • Leonard Kubwimana
                                        Leonard Kubwimana  5 days back

                                        I miss my OQO and some of the other really cool umpc's I had back in the day

                                        • Leonard Kubwimana
                                          Leonard Kubwimana  5 days back

                                          How come you didn't talk about UMPC's

                                          • Tejas Gandhi
                                            Tejas Gandhi  5 days back

                                            You missed the Razer Phone which had a Laptop case that could do the same and the ROG Phone which is basically a computer with one of the accessories lol

                                            • Brian Hartman
                                              Brian Hartman  5 days back

                                              I had the Palm Centro and the Palm Pre. I loved my Pre. The modern smartphone OSes are just now catching up to the WebOS UI.

                                              • Wail Faridi
                                                Wail Faridi  5 days back

                                                You ignored the razer phone laptop thing that was genuinely amazing

                                                • theoneandonlybosable
                                                  theoneandonlybosable  5 days back

                                                  Here me out, this is why I prefer iPhone. Texts, calls, file sharing, picking up on webpages where you left off, etc etc between Mac and iOS is seamless now.

                                                  • Videos With Cay
                                                    Videos With Cay  4 days back

                                                    theoneandonlybosable also the scan documents feature, the take photo feature, and Files -where you can manage Mac Files on the iPhone wirelessly via the cloud and vice versa, as well as sync multiple macs, so laptop desktop tablet and phone file access in one app on any device

                                                • Jaymin's Station
                                                  Jaymin's Station  5 days back

                                                  I remember the Atrix and getting so excited for it

                                                  • Francisco Javier Lovelle Moraleda

                                                    Why not make the phone the trackpad of the notebook? Why did motorola thought on putting the phone behind the screen? TT_TT

                                                    • Matthew Barber
                                                      Matthew Barber  6 days back


                                                      Dieter: palm

                                                      • Christian Gravemaker
                                                        Christian Gravemaker  6 days back

                                                        Didn't have a Palm phone, I had a Palm Pilot. Was great for it's time.

                                                        • Deovrat Jaiswal
                                                          Deovrat Jaiswal  7 days back

                                                          I have used continuum a lot with the microsoft phone I had. I still miss it. It was simple and fast.

                                                          It was iconic I believe.

                                                          • BVBZ WENT WILD
                                                            BVBZ WENT WILD  1 weeks back

                                                            Samsung dex
                                                            Sentio superbook
                                                            Microsoft Continuum

                                                            • Apple Person
                                                              Apple Person  4 days back

                                                              Sentio: who?
                                                              Continuum: ded

                                                          • dfj232
                                                            dfj232  1 weeks back


                                                            • blackcobra95 ___
                                                              blackcobra95 ___  1 weeks back

                                                              A tag team effort between Google & Samsung can make this happen sooner than later.

                                                              Samsung got the Hardware. Dex just isn't mature.

                                                              Google has got the software that everybody know about. But adding Android/Chrome Dex alternative isn't going move anymore Pixels

                                                              The Galaxy phone that turns into a Chromebook when docked can be a great thing if executed well.

                                                              • zulfikangga
                                                                zulfikangga  1 weeks back

                                                                absolutely not...

                                                                • andrew apperley
                                                                  andrew apperley  2 weeks back

                                                                  I owned all the palm pre phones, a palm/hp touchpad, and a palm zire 71. The UI in palmOS was ahead of it's time and now all modern phones have design cues that were from that OS.

                                                                  • Deadpool
                                                                    Deadpool  2 weeks back

                                                                    Can I put Dieter on my pocket? 😅

                                                                    • M I C H
                                                                      M I C H  2 weeks back

                                                                      The Asus padfone was the best idea in a while, they should make a new one

                                                                      • Dwight Davis
                                                                        Dwight Davis  2 weeks back

                                                                        My Palm Pre was my favorite phone until this day. And I have a note 9. I loved my centrio as well.

                                                                        • Bryan de Sá
                                                                          Bryan de Sá  2 weeks back

                                                                          Windows phones also came with this promise. “A Huge integration between all your Microsoft accounts and devices” oh, how foolish of me to believe hahaha but I loved it and miss it 🌚

                                                                          • Matthew Daines
                                                                            Matthew Daines  2 weeks back

                                                                            The Your Phone companion app for Windows 10 is kinda making ground in places I care about 🤷‍♂️

                                                                            • Andy Troyer
                                                                              Andy Troyer  2 weeks back

                                                                              I think he is missing the point. Yea Chromebooks are cool and everything but the whole purpose of Dex is not to carry around another device nor pay another $500-$1000 to lug around. It is to have something you already own (your phone) and have the ability to merely plug it into the hotel monitor and have a desktop experience. We all know typing for any length of time on a phone is not good. We also know the pain of lugging that extra computer along with us when we are on the road. This is what Dex is all about. So "if I'm going to lug around another device besides my phone" then maybe I should just lug around a more powerful laptop like a macbook pro or Windows Surface that has all the full desktop apps.

                                                                              • Andy Troyer
                                                                                Andy Troyer  1 weeks back

                                                                                Not necessarily. I may want a premium phone but have only a few use cases where a full laptop is required. For instance using word or Excel. I may want a full screen and keyboard for such cases where typing for any length of time on any phone becomes tedious. So do I need to buy a $1000 pixelbook to lug around too with my phone for word and Excel.. I think not. Hooking my note up to the hotel monitor/keyboard would be sufficent

                                                                              • Dave Rogers
                                                                                Dave Rogers  1 weeks back

                                                                                Sorry - I don't agree with you - if you are paying top dollar for a Note 10+, in all likelihood, you have a premium laptop.

                                                                            • Sam Berg
                                                                              Sam Berg  2 weeks back

                                                                              I think a major component that you guys missed was the economics of it. If your phone is your only computer then you don't have to buy two computers. Even more you don't have to carry two computers with you, of the unfolding thing works out! Like I mean, I would love to just have my phone fold out into a table and then attach a keyboard and make it my laptop. I don't think the whole my my phone my laptop is about data storage, I think it's about convenience and economics.

                                                                              • imacg4
                                                                                imacg4  2 weeks back

                                                                                One word for this "future" that was applied decades ago: NetPC

                                                                                • Phillip Forrest
                                                                                  Phillip Forrest  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Honestly I think for the average person, eventually a phone that can project/power a larger display will probably be normal. A lot of people already don't have desktops or even laptops.

                                                                                  • A KARTHIK
                                                                                    A KARTHIK  2 weeks back

                                                                                    A laptop that allows you to slot in your mobile and just has a screen, battery, and keyboard. The mobile could be used as touchpad. Maybe run a Linux OS on the 'laptop' screen and standardise the Linux OS as a part of Android going forward so any Android phone may be docked and used this way.

                                                                                    • Kalpak Shah
                                                                                      Kalpak Shah  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Superb video..:)

                                                                                      • Juan David Granados
                                                                                        Juan David Granados  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Razer Project Linda it´s missing in this review

                                                                                        • Michael Lu
                                                                                          Michael Lu  2 weeks back

                                                                                          palm has a ton of great ideas in its heyday, but unfortunately, too ahead of time.