Microsoft patents 'Smart interface system for mobile communication devices'

The small form factor of the device, including miniscule screen, keyboard and  arcane input methods are just not up to the task for the most basic personal computing needs. But Microsoft seems to have found a way to actually replace your PC with a smartphone without any of the problems mentioned above. Microsoft has filed […]

The small form factor of the device, including miniscule screen, keyboard and  arcane input methods are just not up to the task for the most basic personal computing needs. But Microsoft seems to have found a way to actually replace your PC with a smartphone without any of the problems mentioned above.

Microsoft has filed a patent called "Smart interface system for mobile communication devices" to turn your smartphone into a "full-fledged" PC with peripherals, an intelligent cradle would have its own CPU, memory and an embedded OS that handles communication between the phone and peripherals such as LAN, external HDD, keyboard, mouse, display etc., of your choice. For instance a video stream, downloaded by the smartphone can be translated by the cradle into commands that a display or a projector can handle.

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