Hardware

Microsoft predicts the future - without laptops (photos)

Beyond software, Microsoft imagines a new generation of mobile hardware. Here the traveller checks into a hotel using a handset that has an edge-to-edge screen with ambient rear-screen lighting. The operating system shown in the video bears a strong resemblance to Microsoft's Windows Phone user interface.

Screenshot: Jack Clark

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