I think you missed something or made an assumption that has given you the wrong idea of the concept behind Continuum. I don't think that MS is expecting one to carry around a docking station and all the paraphernalia. I believe they think people will be a dock for their home and/or work. Outside of those environs, the phone is just "a phone". But when they get to the workplace or at home where they consume media, surf the web, etc., they can hook up to the dock and have the full laptop experience. Who wouldn't want that ability?