#Windows10Mobile #WindowsPhone – Details of Dell’s “Stack” Windows 10 Mobile Intel device surface : Earlier this year, Evan Blass (EV Leaks), promised Windows phone fans something that would “blow their minds”, and with the revelation of the Dell Stack, this may well be so.
Last weekend, images were leaked of an unknown Windows 10 Mobile device which was later identified to be a Dell Windows 10 Mobile device. The device now has a name – the Dell Stack. Much like the HP Falcon (x3) and Cityman/Talkman (950/XL), the Stack isn’t its actual name, it is just the name of the internal project.
In a report originating from VentureBeat’s Evan Blass, the Dell Stack (While the Stack refers to the ecosystem of devices, I will be using the Stack to refer to the main device as well as the “stack” of devices for brevity’s sake) was an ecosystem of devices – or stack – focused around a 6.4 inch Full HD mini tablet/phablet style device which would be the brains for a desktop, laptop and tablet-like experience.
How? Microsoft’s Continuum, a feature which was introduced in Build 2015 and made its real-life debut with the 950 and 950 XL, would have been the lynch-pin between these devices.
To provide a refresher, Continuum allows a Windows 10 Mobile device to extend its screen from a mobile device to larger screens as long it can connect to it either wired using a cable or a dock or wirelessly via Miracast. The device can be used to gain a PC lite experience similarly to Windows RT.
You wouldn’t be able to run Windows 10 desktop (x86) apps on it, but you’d be able to support Windows 10 Universal Apps on it , allowing to you edit documents in Word, create notebooks in OneNote and manage files with one of the many Universal Windows file manager apps present in the store.
Update: Evan Blass says the device appears to run Full Windows when docked, making it a unique device for Windows phones, and mobile devices in general.