Cart before the horse
Microsoft should have required Intel mobile chips in their Continuum phones. It is painfully obvious that a Windows device that can't run the majority of Windows software is terrible idea. This was amply demonstrated with WinRT so how could they be dumb enough to make the same mistake twice?
Perhaps in time they could have offered ARM devices with emulation, or perhaps laid the foundation for universal binaries built against Win32 that compiled to whatever native platform they were executed on. Or both options.
But sending Continuum out to die was just a bad idea.