Windows 7 smartphone announced

Written by David Hing

July 21, 2011 | 16:38

Tags: #atom #phone #smartphone #windows-7

Companies: #fujitsu

Fujitsu has just announced a new smartphone that will feature a fully-fledged version of Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, in addition to a lightweight smartphone OS.

The device features a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z600 processor and 1GB of RAM, prompting Fujitsu to describe it as 'the world's smallest PC that fits into the palm of the user's hand.'

Put simply, the F-07C phone is capable of running any basic software that you can run on a standard Windows PC, and comes with a two-year Microsoft Office 2010 license, as well as Internet Explorer 9 by default.

Despite the specifications, however, the phone's size hasn't been compromised, with the netbook-like hardware fitting into a 125 x 61 x 19.8mm (W x H x D) device weighing around 218g.

Meanwhile, an optional cradle for the phone offers a USB port, enabling it to hook up to any Windows compatible peripheral, as well as an HDMI port to enable it to be connected to a bigger screen if need be. The supplied 4in 1,024 x 600 display also slides back to reveal a QWERTY keyboard and trackball underneath.

The Windows 7 mode is not the default setting, however; and the phone uses a more lightweight operating system for its standard functions. Switching to the Windows mode takes the battery life down to around two hours.

No plans for a UK release have been revealed yet, but the F-07C is launching in Japan later this month.

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