Fujitsu installs Windows 7... on a phone
Here's Fujitsu's latest phone that - wait for it - runs Windows 7. No, not Windows Phone 7, but the complete Microsoft PC platform.
Fujitsu broke news of the handset today, announcing that the F-07C will be available in Japan by the weekend.
The company claims it's the "world's smallest PC that fits into the palm of the user's hand".
The F-07C packs a 4in, 1024 x 600 resolution display. Equipped with an Intel Atom Z600 processor running at 1.20GHz, as well as a two-year MS Office 2010 licence and Internet Explorer 9, the F-07C can be used as a fully-fledged PC. Apparently.
Users are able to switch between Windows 7 PC mode and phone mode at the push of a button.
Unfortunately, as it stands, the F-07C will only be available in Japan. We have inquired about potential availability in Blighty and we'll let you know when we hear back. I wouldn't hold your breath, though. ®
This is exactly where phones need to be going
...except with full-fat linux instead of windows (suitably modified, of course, so that all the settings boxes fit on the screen). From what I see, all the current phone OSs are deliberately designed so you can't control the data they are hemorrhaging, so a proper OS would be a definite benefit.
Then make them waterproof. And robust enough for everyday use (let's say surviving being dropped from waist-height down a flight of stairs as a reasonable minimum standard). And sort out the battery life (24 hours between recharges with everything switched on, let's say).
Get cracking phone manufacturers!
Win7 + OS X by the look of it
That's clearly internet and other windows stuff running in the OS X dock at the bottom of the screen. I hope that's the work of an incompetent marketing department's photoshoppers!
Any bets on how long it'll run win7 for on battery? Put me down for 25 minutes, assuming the battery isn't so big you need clown trousers.
What happens when...
You are in the middle of a phone call and Windows decides to reboot itselt to apply the vast numbers of security patches it seems to get almost daily.
Nice idea but the use case is fundamentally flawed.
Anon because my boss is a Windows Fanboi.
...that none of the pictures show the thickness of it.
Reckon it's two feet deep?