Is convergence the future?

Last year, Canonical announced an IndieGogo campaign to develop a new smartphone that runs Ubuntu - the Ubuntu Edge. Since then the campaign did not meet its required target and so the phone will not be produced - but it made me think... Because the operating is developed from one code base, the new phone would have not only been able to do the stuff that a standard phone can do - but if you plug a monitor and keyboard into it, the phone would run the full desktop operating system! This is an awesome idea in my opinion, or is it? 

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