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Jul 21, 2011

Would you like a Windows 7 phone? (no, not a Windows Phone 7…)

Many people I talk to are still calling Windows Phone 7 – Windows Mobile. "It's not Windows Mobile 7, it's Windows Phone 7" I tell them, bragging that my cool Omnia7 runs a new refreshing system and not a version of that old infamous OS. I think it doesn't help. Many people still think of WP7 as the next version of Windows Mobile. Maybe that can explain the poor sales results…

Anyways, to add some confusion, Windows 7 is about to run on a smartphone. No, it's not Windows Phone 7, it's actually a Windows 7 Phone… full Windows version.

Yep, the one with the tiny icons and touch-unfriendly buttons…

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The phone (called F-07C) will be manufactured by Fujitsu with a dual-operating system device that switches between a mobile OS with less battery consumption (WP7?) to a full blown copy of Windows 7 with the following specs:

  • Size: 125 × 61 × 19.8 mm (19.8 mm at thickest point)
  • Weight: 218 g (with battery pack)
  • CPU: Intel® Atom™ Z600 processor (supports HT technology) (1.20GHz)
  • Main memory: Comes standard with 1GB/max 1GB (LPDDR400)
  • SSD: ~32 GB (eMMC)
  • Continuous Standby Time: ~600 hours in FOMA 3G
  • Continuous Talk Time:
  • ~370 minutes in FOMA 3G voice mode
  • ~170 minutes in videophone mode
  • Display: ~4″ wide SVGA touchscreen (1024 × 600 resolution)
  • Camera: (back side) 5.1 megapixel effective resolution, CMOS sensor
  • (inside) 0.32 megapixel effective resolution, CMOS sensor (0.17 megapixel in Windows® 7 mode)
  • Color: Navy Black
  • Wireless LAN: IEEE802.11b/g/n (communications speed: up to 65Mbps)
  • Windows® 7 battery life: ~2 hours in Windows 7 mode
  • OS: Windows® 7 Home Premium 32 bit Full Version (with SP1)

Looking at the screenshot, it seems like there will be some customizations to the standard Windows Shell to comply with the size and nature of this new smartphone. Still, I'm not sure what will happen when trying change some settings without a mouse…



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