Pretty much the same feeling about a converged Meego device. That's really what I wanted.
But it seems clear to me that Nokia has convergence in mind alright, just based on Windows. Think about it:
1) MS announced support for ARM in W8. Everyone thought about low power server, but this also opens the door to using the same core for their handset offering;
2) WP7 is a new UI on top of an old (and poor) embedded OS. They want anyone (but them, when it suits them of course. That's how MS likes competition as we all know ;) to use the .Net VM as they don't want any dependency on this poor OS. Why? Because they know they'll have to change the foundation for a modern kernel as soon as they can.
So it's pretty clear to me that MS, in the time frame of W8, will be like Apple: the same foundation for phones, PC and server OS. And all .Net phone applications will be able to run unchanged in phone mode.
But then, when docked to a larger screen and keyboard, the phone will be able to be used as a computer. And support any regular PC applications, for ARM.
Yes, for ARM so all current x86 applications will need to be ported to ARM. I'm sure it's not so complex and MS will do it for Office and Outlook. And if it works, others will follow.
They could also stay with x86 (future Atoms) but I'm not sure they care. Getting rid of Intel and moving to a more dynamic ecosystem with so many CPU provider is better. A smaller part of the cake for the chip vendors, so possibly a bigger for the software and service providers. And recompiling for an ARM W8 shouldn't be too difficult.
On the other hand, if the OS changes there's little interest in keeping the same instruction set. It's Intel who gets the shaft here.
So you read it here: Nokia will help to re-establish MS monopoly in the new converged era. By using all those lazy people eager to find the Office and Outlook they know (for biz people at least). And with the trend of using the same device for personal use and work, this office addiction could help in the consumer space.
Aaaaargh! Hopefully a linux based alternative will emerge. But the champion is Android, and Android is too short for a converged solution (see the Moto Atrix, nice idea but too limited). And Google only care about getting you to their service. So will they make the effort (and spending) to offer you a proper local OS too?
I would be very depressed to see the same kind of crap in the next coming generation. But it seems that's what Nokia has in store for us.