Windows 7 smartphone released in China

Back in October, we reported that the China-based company In Technology Group (ITG) had announced plans to release the xpPhone 2, a smartphone that the company claimed would be running on Microsoft's Windows 7 PC operating system. Now Ubergizmo is reporting that ITG has now launched the xpPhone 2, ahead of its previously announced plans to release the smartphone in 2012.

Based on previous statements from ITG, the xpPhone 2 has a 4.3 inch touch screen, an Intel Atom Z530 1.6 Ghz processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 112 GB of SSD-based storage space. The company has tried to make this device sound like it is an all-in-one product. While it can be used as a smartphone while a person is traveling, it can also be hooked up to a keyboard for use as a notebook or as a desktop PC by just hooking up a monitor.

The biggest feature, as indicated in this mock-up screenshot, is that the xpPhone 2 can be upgraded to run Windows 8 when it is released. There's still no word on how much this smartphone costs. If anyone has purchased or even seen this smartphone, we would be very interested to hear your thoughts.

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Gaffney said,
It's supposedly around twice as thick as a iphone4 but it includes a slide-out keyboard.
This can't be possible right? I mean, that's a LOT of hardware to fit in such a small form factor! Plus a full OS and a slide out keyboard? Sounds too good to be true.

Sranshaft said,

Just be thankful it wasn't a "but I took an arrow to the knee" joke.

I had a perfectly good gaming pc but then it took a Crysis to the hard drive.

Not going to get much traction with the UMPC faithful like myself unless its got a proper laptop keyboard and thumb pad (to run real applications). Slider or Clamshell is the only way to go with these devices.

Specs are good though, But the device cant compete with a pocket notebook like the Viliv N5

tuneslover said,
Are they running genuine Windows 7?
LOL! This is the very first thing that came to mind when I read the headline!!

Let's see:
Name: XP
OS: Win 7
Screenshot/Upgrade: Win 8

Looks like we've got almost the bases covered. Just need to add "HD" or "S" into the name somewhere.

tim_ehat said,
Let's see:
Name: XP
OS: Win 7
Screenshot/Upgrade: Win 8

Looks like we've got almost the bases covered. Just need to add "HD" or "S" into the name somewhere.

LAWL

tim_ehat said,
Let's see:
Name: XP
OS: Win 7
Screenshot/Upgrade: Win 8

Looks like we've got almost the bases covered. Just need to add "HD" or "S" into the name somewhere.


Very funny that's why its "Main in China". They probably put windows 8 Mobile edition on it which is prabably pre beta

How the heck did they jam all of that into the chassis of a phone?
It's got to be either a massive brick, or a glowing ball of magma when used.

18.5 hours of talk time? This thing has to be a joke.

Astra.Xtreme said,
How the heck did they jam all of that into the chassis of a phone?
It's got to be either a massive brick, or a glowing ball of magma when used.

18.5 hours of talk time? This thing has to be a joke.

Did I miss something? Where does it say 18.5 hours of talk time?

Wombatt said,
Atom? Does this thing have a fan? xD

Not yet but future Atom will have 10hrs battery life and Intel "promises" it so you never know,

Wombatt said,

Atom? Does this thing have a fan? xD,

Not yet but future Atom will have 10hrs battery life and Intel "promises" it so you never know what the future holds

DrakeN2k said,

Not yet but future Atom will have 10hrs battery life and Intel "promises" it so you never know what the future holds


I see what you did there...

just spoke to one of their online advisors (Fiona) who asked me for my name, query and email address due to them being very busy when asked availability and cost...