Microsoft's Continuum Windows 10 Mobile dock rumored to have HDMI, DisplayPort and USB ports
Microsoft has already announced that Windows 10 Mobile will include support for Continuum, which will allow phones with the operating system to be used on a much bigger display, like a big PC monitor or TV. A new, but still unconfirmed, report claims that Microsoft's Continuum dock for Windows 10 Mobile will contain some different ports to connect to a larger screen.
An image of one of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 Mobile devices, connected to the Continuum port, were allegedly shown in a video podcast last week. According to Brad Sams at Thurrott.com:
Windows Central initially broke the news of the dock back in July, which goes by the codename Munchkin and may retail for $99.
We can report from first-hand accounts of people who have seen the device that it has a "heavy feel" so as to not slide around a desk when connected.
The dock will allow phone owners to use a keyboard and mouse so they can work with their files as if they were using a Windows 10 PC. The report adds that the Continuum feature will also work with a wireless Miracast set-up, but the hardware dock will make it easier to connect the Windows 10 Mobile device to a larger screen. Microsoft is rumored to reveal its first two Windows 10 Mobile devices, and its Continuum port, at a press event in New York City in October.
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Our last point of contention seems to be, if my pc is my phone and I can't be on a call, then I have a headset. If I don't, I have a handset... I mean this will be new territory in that regard. Say if I'm using my phone, then dock it use it as pc... I got to be able to move around again most likely otherwise I have a stationary pc there, so I undock... So my guess, input devices should be connected to dock. Using it as phone should just be handled via bt headset. Less issues when I come and go. We'll see... For my use though, I put it on the forum a while ago, a dock with everything connected to that.
Only gives the option to print as PDF
I'd even use it with a big tv.
Besides, docks introduce potential breakups on connection, need to be designed for a certain size, and don't really add functionality for this use scenario, other than having the phone upright just for looks.
The only viable method is that the continuum dock should be built into the flat panel or monitor, otherwise it is worthless!
If the dock has one HDMI and one mDP, then it might be possible?