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      • #2284254 Reply
        Da Boss

        Credit: MS exec Shilpa Ranganathan Yes, the Surface Duo should arrive shortly. No, I’m not the least bit interested. I don’t know anybody who’s going
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      • #2284271 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Actually, I am interested. It might have what’s good about MS – innovation, and it might lack what’s bad about MS – WinX version 1-13. Functionality & privacy are the performance points for me. I like a bit of a tablet with phone capabilities. Don’t mind the split screen – I think (Wait until I get one in my hands to test drive. Now where is that MS store?). Hinges? Who cares. Borders around the screen – Meh!

        I want functionality without the creepy spied-on feeling. And since this isn’t a computer, I’ll be looking for tablet and phone functionality.

      • #2284276 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        How can you get an Android device without being ‘creepy spied-on’ ?



        Edit: Highlight the applicable text, and then hit quote… please don’t quote entire replies.

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        • #2284277 Reply
          AskWoody Plus

          Yeah, I understand the creepy spied on thing. As near as I can tell there are no platforms out there without the Creepy spied on feeling. Pick your poison?

          • #2284507 Reply

            There’s Pinephone or the Purism phone.

            Personally, I just choose the easier way… no smart phone or tablet. People got by for a whole lotta years (self included) without one… no reason to think it can’t be done now.

            Group "L" (KDE Neon Linux 5.20.1 User Edition, Ubuntu 20.04 base).

      • #2284293 Reply
        AskWoody MVP

        When MSFT struggle to update their OWN Operating System on EXISTING proprietary hardware,
        I don’t have much faith in this gimmick. They’ll only break it with future updates 🙁

        Win8.1 Pro | Linux Hybrids | Win7 Pro O/L | WinXP O/L
      • #2284323 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        Color me interested, but only if it has a stylus.  I hate these new borderless phones anyway.  How are you supposed to put a case on it or hold it without accidentally touching the edge?  I like as much screen real estate as I can get.  Looking forward to this one.

      • #2284348 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        I’m assuming that the picture has the Surface Duo shown smaller than it really is, but these days, with the prevalence of tiny “laptops” and “notebooks”, I’m not sure.  Do they give you a magnifying glass with it?

        My memory is still good...but access time is down.

      • #2284382 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        I’d like to see this form factor in an eInk ebook reader – open it like a book and see two pages at once.  In a phone,  I’m not sure, and after reading about the Surface(s) problems here on Askwoody, I don’t think I’d trust any physical tech from Microsoft besides a mouse.

        BUT, I would like this to succeed enough to lead to that two-page ebook reader.

        Win 7 Pro, 64-Bit, Group B ESU,Ivy Bridge i3-3110M, 2.4GHz, 4GB, XP Mode VM, WordPerfect
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      • #2284396 Reply

        I rarely use my tablet outside of my bedroom for reading.  A dual-screen phone could fix that problem for me and replace two devices (my “phablet” phone and my actual tablet).  My phone isn’t bad for reading, but for books I’d prefer something closer to a 7″.

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