Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT should merge

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With today announcement of Windows Phone 8 featuring a "Windows Core" which is basically an NT kernel and related operating system elements; the similarities between Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT are growing and i think they should merge into one ecosystem. they both:

  • Run on Arm
  • Share lots of code
  • Uses Windows NT kernel
  • Uses DirectX engine
  • Uses NTFS file system
  • Designed for finger touch from day one
  • Uses Metro UI and tile start menu