As I did write apps for Windows Mobile it ran our apps written in C# with little change from the desktop version but the market didn't want a Windows PC in a cell phone. That was made clear with what happened next.
And there at 1TB SSD's today for a price but with what I'm seeing why would I carry that much around? And why would I want to go without a keyboard for what I do?
There's a lot of choice today. More than ever and maybe what you want isn't there? Oh wait, I see it, you feel the price is too high.
Am I the only one frustrated with the stagnation of PC development? When did the smaller / faster / more storage / more consolidation rule become obsolete? By now we "should" have a cell phone that runs full windows applications, has a TB of local solid state storage, and easily docs into a workstation environment or a variety of simple larger pad display and even projection units. Instead we seem to be stuck with a bunch of flipping, folding, sliding, heavy things with 11-13 inch displays and at most 128G of hard drive. Is the PC world so devoid of creativity that we are all stuck waiting for the next follow on to the next Apple innovation?
I suspect one of the driving forces in the lack of progress is the hope of marketing "on line storage" for a "monthly fee." Message to the marketing overlords: no one wants to pay a monthly fee for anything, and creative solutions that make monthly fee based services obsolete will always be successful.
Anyone remember Digital Equipment Corporation, DEC? This creative minicomputer giant gave up on innovation in favor of large cost monthly support contracts. If you don't remember them, its because they are long dead, absorbed by HP and forgotten. A second example is GM's On-Star system. They offer diagnostics, human connect direction finding and emergency services - for a monthly fee. Give me a blue tooth ap that shares car diagnostics with my phone, an in car GPS, and I can call 911 thank you, which I already pay a ridiculous monthly cell fee for. We're already being monthly fee'd to death, and we're sick of it!
Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 is the only device out there moving in the right direction, and because they have no competition, they are keeping their prices high. And where is the competition? Samsung seems to have the most promising hardware, but where is their answer to the Microsoft Surface Pro 2? Maybe its time for HP to take it up a notch finally, and abandon the horrible "overlord software" that makes anyone with PC experience grimace at the thought of buying any HP product, printers included. (I suspect that is a vestige from DEC? )
Bottom line -- Its --- time --- for --- Innovation! We're tired of waiting!