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Mar 11, 2012

Windows 7 on a Smartphone

It's only equipped with a 1.3-megapixel front-facing webcam instead. You'll also find two call buttons and a power button around the top right corner, whereas the HDMI Micro socket is located on the left along the bottom side. There's no 3.5mm headphone jack, so here's hoping there'll at least be an adapter of some sort. Likewise, hopefully ITG will add volume adjustment function into the call buttons.

On the back there's a loudspeaker along with a small monochrome LCD for showing the phone's various statuses, caller number and eventually text messages (ITG's still working on Chinese compatibility). The battery cover and most of the body is made out of a smooth, sturdy magnesium alloy -- a huge improvement from the original xpPhone's cheap plastic body -- though we hope the final product will have finer seams. Inside it sits a huge 11.1Wh battery, which is almost twice as much juice as those on a regular smartphone these days. ITG has yet to confirm the phone's final weight, but you can imagine it being the equivalent of a slightly larger smartphone with an extra standard battery.

The China-exclusive xpPhone 2 won't be cheap when it launches in a month or two: its various flavors (with either silver or gold highlight) will cost between ¥7,000 ($1,110) and ¥12,000 ($1,900), so it's not the kind of phone that you'd want to accidentally drop into the toilet.
 
 

6 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

That is actually so cool haha! Shame it's China exclusive and on top of that so expensive too, damnit!

Nathan said...

Whoa what? That's kinda crazy.

Randy Weezner said...

having W7 on a phone is just nuts to think about. cant wait.

R said...

That looks awesome!

SammyK said...

I definitely want a phone or a tablet that runs windows. Perhaps the new windows 8 will be a refreshing new comer to the tablets and give apple and android some competition. cool blog, following!

Jim said...

Must be difficult pressing the small icons if you have big fingers.