Microsoft Continuum for Phones, turns any display into a Windows 10 PC
Along with Microsoft Edge, Microsoft has also announced Continuum for Phones, a feature that allows Windows 10 phones to function like a Windows 10 desktop PC on any external display.
What Continuum does is it allows a Windows 10 smartphone to connect to any external display and make it behave like a Windows 10 desktop PC. On that display you will be navigating very familiar interface which includes the Start Menu with tiles. From there you can use a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to control the interface and run apps from your phone like MS Office and Outlook mail client while maintaining full functionality of your phone.
“With Continuum for phones, we believe that any screen can be your PC,” said Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President, Operating Systems Group at Microsoft. “Imagine the effect this can have on mobile first countries where individuals can be as productive with the phone that they’re buying if they can’t buy a full PC.”
Belfiore points out though that Continuum for Phones requires new hardware so existing Windows Phone devices sit this one out.